Asia News Archive
"Introduction to Buddhism" is a popular UCLA course that regularly fills up whenever it is offered.
The International Institute's second weeklong UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute for high school students was held in late June 2013 in locales across the campus, drawing 93 participants.
An agreement between UCLA and the government of Taiwan, signed July 5 in Taipei, will fund the Spotlight Taiwan Program at the Center for Chinese Studies.
The event featured Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami as the keynote speaker.
Applications are being accepted for a unique six-week opportunity for teachers to study the culture, history, and tradition of Morocco. The program consists of studying Arabic and traveling throughout Morocco, as well as an opportunity to be part of an important musical/cultural festival in the picturesque coastal town of Essaouira.
Professor Nayereh Tohidi, visting scholar at the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, asks whether president-elect Hassan Rowhani will reset Iran's political course in a hopeful direction.
Director of Center for Brazilian Studies to oversee significant expansion of Brazilian students at UCLA
With medical doctor Karin Nielsen at the helm of its Center for Brazilian Studies, LAI expects its strong links with south campus to ramp up with an infusion of STEM students from Brazil.
The Joint Research Institute (JRI) in Science and Engineering of Peking University (PKU) and UCLA enters its fifth year of operation this summer, heralding a busy upcoming year.
Deputy Director of the African Studies Center Azeb Tadesse, who has been employed at the center since 1999, has won the 2013 Excellence in Leadership (Excel) Award of the UCLA Administrative Management Group.
David Hirsch of the Young Research Library was voted UCLA Librarian of the Year 2013 by his peers. A librarian, linguist and scholar, his work supports scholars throughout the International Institute.
A recent luncheon brought together UCLA alumnus and donor Terry Kramer with UCLA students who have received a Kramer scholarship in the past calendar year to travel and study abroad for the first time.
On April 18, 2013, the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies hosted Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, acclaimed physician, author and humanitarian, in a public talk entitled “Perspectives on Peace, Health & Hope: A Gaza Doctor's Journey from Personal Tragedy to a Search for Peace and Human Dignity”.
The UCLA conference brought together teachers and administrators of community language schools with local faculty and graduate student researchers. Some 10,000 community schools exist in the U.S.
The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies is launching the “Listen to Learn” website to introduce American students to critical Middle Eastern languages.
A $1 million grant has been awarded to the UCLA African Studies Center (ASC) for a capacity-building partnership with the Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) of Rwanda.
"Ballads Without Borders: The Mexican Corrido Past & Present" will examine the history, development and significance of one of Mexico's most popular and enduring oral traditions.
Students, faculty, staff, and donors come together to celebrate the New Year at the Terasaki Center Annual Shinnenkai
UCLA's reputation as a top university for international students has been recognized once again with the release of Open Doors, an annual round-up published by the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the United States.
Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey to discuss "The Idea of India" on Sept. 22
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.
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.
Collaborations, partnerships and perspectives enrich research, education, opportunities, says UCLA Asia Institute director
UCLA Center for World Languages director is a leader in heritage-language teaching and learning
Funding from the Royal Thai Government supports language instruction, cultural programming and travel opportunities for students.
Alexandra Lieben brings her real-world experience as a mediator into her role as a teacher, mentor and Burkle Center deputy director
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