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Welcoming PKU Summer Students to UCLA, August 2012

On Friday, August 31, JRI hosted a welcome lunch for eleven undergraduate students from PKU.

UCLA scholars bring Korean Buddhist works to English-speaking world

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. 

How to tackle Iran: CNN Op-Ed by Burkle Center 2011-12 Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye

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.

New book Sources of Vietnamese Tradition is co-edited by George Dutton

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.

Marine biology researchers adapt Billy Joel hit to explain their work

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.

Cancelled - Rwandan President Paul Kagame to speak at UCLA

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.

Renowned Indian social and political activists to visit UCLA

Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey to discuss "The Idea of India" on Sept. 22

ASC director releases two new books, raises profile of life and literature in Mauritius

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.

UC finalizes study abroad agreement with top Israeli university

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

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala discusses Julian Assange's asylum with The New Republic

Kal Raustiala offers his expertise on the possible implications of breaking the international agreement of the Vienna Convention in order to extradite Julian Assange.

Curbing tobacco use by growing less

UCLA researcher initiates successful crop substitution project in tobacco-rich China

Terasaki Center lands $450,000 in funding from Japan Foundation

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.

UCLA scientist predicts Canada will become a global power as a result of climate change

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.

'In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art' opens at Fowler Museum Sept. 16

An exhibition on display at the Fowler Museum at UCLA from Sept. 16 through Jan. 20, 2013

UCLA receives Mellon Foundation grant to support area studies, language classes


Culture and mental health in Indonesia are featured in documentary film series

Professor Robert Lemelson highlighted in Tempo magazine

UCLA grad returns to share experience on the ground in Afghanistan

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.

Turning over a new maple leaf

Canadian Studies at UCLA moves to the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

UCLA participates in international American literature conference in China

Contemporary American literature extends well beyond the white, male-dominated field of yesteryear.

A Beautiful Mind

Teofilo Ruiz wastes no time grabbing his students' rapt attention. The acclaimed UCLA historian has been known to enter a medieval history class on the first day, sign his name on the board as "Stephen Dedalus" and initiate a lecture on James Joyce's Ulysses.

Around the world in 80 (or so) days

Collaborations, partnerships and perspectives enrich research, education, opportunities, says UCLA Asia Institute director

Making Sense of It All: Understandings of War in Japanese Film, 1945-1974

Erik Ropers completed his PhD in history from the University of Melbourne and was recently appointed assistant professor of modern Japanese history at Towson University.

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