Commemorating the atomic bombings on Japan in 1945 and joining in the call for a world without nuclear weapons were, on Wednesday in Haines Hall, a local grandmother who survived the Hiroshima attack, a Japanese-born artist, a UCLA anthropologist and, by Internet link, local officials from Hiroshima and Manchester, UK, who lead international anti-nuclear organizations.
Ostrich feathers for women's hats were worth nearly as much as diamonds by weight just prior to World War I, when the bubble burst. In "Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce" (Yale University Press), a book that resonates with the current financial crisis, UCLA historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein describes a European and American vogue for African feathers from the 1880s and recounts sad tales of a global market crash that struck particularly hard at Jewish merchants.
Author of 'The Islamic Challenge' says moderate European Muslims face challenges from all sides, should be consulted on security issues.
This article was written by Erica Sin, a Communications and Business Economics major at UCLA who lived in East Anglia/Norwich, United Kingdom and contributed to the Travel Guide Urban Lowdown.
This article was written by Janet Cheng, a Communications/Sociology major at UCLA who lived in Leeds, England and contributed to the Travel Guide Urban Lowdown.
UCLA historian Vinay Lal writes of Gandhi the healer.
Noted historian discusses "Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life" with UCLA audience.