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Professor Kligman's latest book "Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962," co-authored with Professor Katherine Verdery, receives multiple awards.
Eric Hobsbawm was a highly acclaimed Marxist historian and professor emeritus, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, and president, Birkbeck University of London.
Michael Henry Heim, a distinguished UCLA professor best known for his translations of Eastern European, Russian and German novelists, died Saturday, Sept. 29, at his home in Westwood of complications from melanoma. He was 69.
A distinguished professor of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Michael Heim was an internationally recognized scholar whose translations from a wide array of Slavic and other European languages into English placed him among the foremost ranks of the profession.
Welcome to 2012–13 at UCLA!
On Friday, August 31, JRI hosted a welcome lunch for eleven undergraduate students from PKU.
The field of Korean Buddhism, which has a nearly 1,700-year history, has opened up to Western scholars and students with the release of the first comprehensive collection of Korean Buddhist works to be published in any European language.
Instead of committing the United States to take military action against Iran, Dalia Dassa Kaye suggests that a better option would be convincing more Israeli leaders and people that a military attack is still a bad idea if the goal is to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
George E. Dutton, Vice Chair and Associate Professor of the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, is co-editor of a new volume, Sources of Vietnamese Tradition, along with Jayne S. Werner of Columbia University and John K. Whitmore of the University of Michigan.
In Billy Joel’s “For the Longest Time,” a once-burned narrator sings about the woman who taught him how to love again. Somehow, a group of UCLA student researchers skillfully managed to turn these “love” lyrics inside out to reflect their own passion — for evolutionary biology and marine biodiversity.
Due to unexpected last minute changes on the United Nations General Assembly program, President Paul Kagame regrets that he is unable to visit UCLA on September 28, 2012, and deliver his planned lecture. His visit to UCLA may take place at a future date, though no further details are available at this point.
Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey to discuss "The Idea of India" on Sept. 22
With a land mass only about 1.5 times that of Los Angeles, this island nation packs a real punch when it comes to the creation of art, literature, music and culture, says Professor Françoise Lionnet
How to arrest Julian Assange without violating international law: op-ed by Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon
British authorities forcefully entering the Embassy of Ecuador in London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has taken refuge would not only be illegal but also set a frightening precedent, putting embassies around the world at risk. Thankfully, Britain has other options.
UCLA's Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is now working to secure scholarship support for students to spend a semester at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev beginning in fall 2013.
UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures End-Of-The-Year Reception and The Fairy-Tales Night, 2012
UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 6:00 p.m., Royce 314
Kal Raustiala offers his expertise on the possible implications of breaking the international agreement of the Vienna Convention in order to extradite Julian Assange.
UCLA researcher initiates successful crop substitution project in tobacco-rich China
The Japan Foundation, an organization that specializes in international cultural exchange in Japan, has announced $450,000 in funding to support UCLA's Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies’ teaching, research and outreach efforts.
“The Right Way to Help Syria's Rebels”: Los Angeles Times op-ed co-authored by 2011-12 Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye
Dalia Dassa Kaye and David Kaye argue that the United States can support the insurgents in Syria without providing arms.
Department of Geography Professor Laurence's Smith book "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future" examines how global warming will effect Canada and other parts of the world.
An exhibition on display at the Fowler Museum at UCLA from Sept. 16 through Jan. 20, 2013
Professor Robert Lemelson highlighted in Tempo magazine
After four years with the U.S. Foreign Service, Erin Rattazzi, BA '02, advises students to take advantage of every possible opportunity to learn more about the world and their place in it.
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