Center for Brazilian Studies delivers course to aspiring UCLA grad students in Brazil

“How Apply to Graduate School in the USA,” cosponsored by the Lemann Foundation of Brazil, walked students through the graduate application process step by step.

Susanna Hecht interviewed on Brazil

August 10, 2016. UCLA Professor of Urban Planning Susanna Hecht was interviewed about Brazil on the Cyber Law & Business Report.

Yarn paintings from Mexico at the Fowler Museum

“The Spun Universe: Wixárika (Huichol) Yarn Paintings,” which runs from August 14 through Decebmer 4, 2016, highlights early works by apprentice shaman Ramón Medina Silva.

Learning in order to teach

Four teachers share their experience of a Latin American Institute professional development workshop on migration in Latin America.

Charlene Villaseñor Black wins top faculty prize

The UCLA Gold Shield Alumnae have awarded Villaseñor Black, associate director of the Chicano Studies Research Center, the 2016 Gold Shield Faculty Prize for outstanding teaching, research and service.

Planning a new future for Tacubaya

UCLA urban planning students contribute to effort to improve life in a neglected neighborhood in Mexico City.

Director of Center for Brazilian Studies consulted on Zika virus

Dr. Karin Nielsen has become a "go-to" expert on Zika for the U.S. media.

Book by Hernández-León wins recognition of his peers

“Skills of the ‘Unskilled’: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants” is the co-winner of the 2016 book award of the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association.

Latest findings on Zika

In April 2016, the UCLA Center for World Health and Brazilian Student Association cosponsored a panel discussion on the current state of Zika research, prevention, and treatment. Dr. Karin Nielsen, director of the Center for Brazilian Studies, was a featured speaker.

Brazil hobbled by political and economic crises

Although Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is likely to be impeached, it is unlikely that her impeachment will resolve either the Petrobras corruption scandal that has devastated the country’s political class or the country’s economic crisis.

William Summerhill interviewed by Revista Piauí (Brazil)

In a fascinating article about economist Nathan Leff's contributions to the study of Brazil, the UCLA economic historian comments, “In person and in his letters, Leff was incredibly kind and attentive, and intellectually supportive of my research project... One of his hypotheses in the book 'Underdevelopment and Development in Brazil' later became a key theme in my book on the economic history of the railways in Brazil.”

Crisis in Brazil

UCLA's Perry Anderson writes in the London Review of Books, “Half-hidden, the roots of this debacle lay in the soil of the PT’s model of growth itself. From the outset, its success relied on two kinds of nutrient: a super-cycle of commodity prices, and a domestic consumption boom.”

Zika to hit poor women hardest

Françoise Girard warned that restrictions on women's reproductive rights were already worsening the impact of the Zika virus on poor women.

Institute for Mexicans Abroad & Together We Can/Juntos Podemos Scholarship

This funding will be available to undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic/Latino origins.

Dr. Karin Nielsen interviewed on Zika virus

Speaking on KPCC's "Take Two" program, the Center for Brazilian Studies director says overwhelming evidence now links Zika to birth defects.

Brazilian economist Leonardo Bursztyn wins Sloan Fellowship

Three exceptional young UCLA professors, including Leonardo Bursztyn (from Brazil) are among 126 scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada to receive 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Dr. Karin Nielsen publishes groundbreaking article on Zika virus

Nielsen, director of the Center for Brazilian Studies, and colleague Dr. Patricia Brasil published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that the Zika virus is responsible for many serious fetal abnormalities in addition to microcephaly.

UCLA professor’s book reaches audiences in Russia, Brazil and the Arab world

Originally published in 2012, The Oil Curse by Michael L. Ross has been translated into Russian, Portuguese and Arabic — all in the last year.

Australian Foreign Minister, speaking at UCLA, urges ratification of the TPP

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop spoke in depth about the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and crucial issues of cooperation and conflict in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Verónica Cortínez wins prestigious Chilean literary award

Her two-volume work with Manfred Engelbert, Evolución en libertad: El cine chileno de fines de los sesenta, won the Premio Municipal de Literatura in the essay category.

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