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    In Memoriam: Ludwig “Larry” Lauerhass (1935–2019)

    A triple alumnus of UCLA, Larry helped build the university's impressive Latin American collection, contributed greatly to Latin American and Brazilian Studies and was a generous donor to UCLA.
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    Uncertainties, miscalculations could easily push U.S.-Iran confrontation into military conflict

    The U.S.-Iranian crisis is not over and will likely continue by means other than direct military confrontation, said Daria Dassa Kaye and Dov Waxman at a recent Burkle Center event. However, conditions in the region could inadvertently cause the crisis to spin out of control.
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UCLA has published several bulletins and links to a range of diverse resources on the...
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UCLA faculty and researchers are collaborating with African partners throughout Sub-Saharan Africa to address complex...
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A triple alumnus of UCLA, Larry helped build the university's impressive Latin American collection, contributed...
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The U.S.-Iranian crisis is not over and will likely continue by means other than direct...

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