Asia News Archive
This spring, two centers under the UCLA International Institute went live with standalone, online courses on Azeri and the Iraqi dialect of Arabic and with a custom application that allows instructors to share web-based lessons. Meanwhile, the New Language Classroom has added videos for instructors, and the Language Materials Project launched a portal for K-12 schoolteachers on "less commonly taught" languages.
'Steeped in History: The Art of Tea' runs from Aug. 16 through Nov. 19. In conjunction with the exhibition, the UCLA Asia Institute this fall will sponsor a series of lectures and a professional development program for K-12 teachers.
A conference last month on Folklore and the Politics of Belief in the Caribbean invited scholars to explore the transmission of African culture in the region and the way this hybrid culture was viewed by observers and researchers from abroad. The event was sponsored by the UCLA Latin American Institute and the Mellon Seminar on Caribbean Cultural History.
In his contribution to an EU-backed project to study the impact of the European Court of Human Rights on selected countries, visiting professor Haldun Gulalp of Turkey's Yildiz Technical University observes the court preferring some models of church- and mosque-state relations to others. In "freedom of religion" cases, France and Turkey fare better than Greece and Bulgaria.
The final piece will be unveiled Tuesday, June 2, at a 5 p.m. reception to coincide with festivities planned in Royce Hall by the Italian Consulate for Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day).
In a Spanish-language lecture on Latin America's women writers, the versatile and prolific Poniatowska explains that her vocation means something distinctive for Latin American women, and that passing centuries have brought little relief and appreciation for those who dare to make art.
Group lobbies successfully for new concentration within existing department, reports The Daily Bruin.
The lecture series, established at UCLA in 2002, features scholars, journalists and policymakers who have contributed original analyses or constructive approaches to problems of international concern. Cooper spoke to a crowd of 900 on Sunday.
Though he never met Pearl, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper said, he keeps a picture of him and another fallen journalist on his bulletin board at work as a source of inspiration. The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture is cosponsored by the Burkle Center.
Long-time former UCLA Center for Japanese Studies Director Fred Notehelfer receives the Order of the Rising Sun, one of the Japanese government's most prestigious decorations. The Daily Bruin looks at his legacy at UCLA.
Let us count the ways: why people fall in love while studying abroad.
Psychology Professor Patricia Greenfield has elaborated a new theory that explains rapidly changing values in terms of adaptations to different types of environments. She posits a long-term, world-wide trend.
At a conference that considered the impact of the French philosopher Michel Foucault on Middle East studies, visiting historian Janet Afary explains that the story of Iranian women since the Revolution is not entirely one of repression.
UCLA archaeologist Charles Stanish argues in the latest issue of Archaeology that the antiquities market created by the online auction house eBay has reduced incentives for looting.
Raul Zurita, one of Latin America's great living poets and one of Chile's most important voices against dictatorship, reads and discusses his poetry on campus.
In the national debate on whether the tactic of torture is warranted for the sake of national security, the experiences of the two former interrogators underscore the argument that torture is not an effective tool for unsealing secrets and getting at the truth.
Sponsored by the new UCLA Indonesian Studies Program, a graduate student conference promotes activism and collaborative scholarship about the world's fourth-largest nation.
A virtual model and digital resources help students and instructors to learn about the historic, sacred site.
CEES congratulates Professor Goldovskaya for receiving the 2008 Scolarship and Preservation Award from the International Documentary Association!
Janet Afary, a visiting professor in the Department of History, will discuss her forthcoming book, "Sexual Politics in Modern Iran" (Cambridge University Press, 2009), at a public event on May 19. This related op-ed recently appeared in the Guardian newspaper.
Conferences on Women in Conflict Zones, Iranian-American Writers, and Foucault in the Middle East
The Graduate Quarterly profiles anthropology graduate student and Fulbright fellow Brent Luvaas.
UCLA is expanding its studies of and ties with Mexico with the creation of a dedicated center under the Latin American Institute and new programs of scholarly collaboration and exchange. At the inaugural event for the Center for Mexican Studies, speakers honored decades of service by UCLA's "dean of Mexican studies," Professor James Wilkie.
Jorge Preloran, a pioneer in the field of ethnographic documentary film and a professor emeritus at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, died March 28 in Los Angeles following a 10-year battle with prostate cancer.
Wall Street bankers would have benefited from being in the Buddha's audience. At the 106th Faculty Research Lecture, Gregory Schopen explains.
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