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The winners include African Studies Center Director Andrew Apter and Center for Chinese Studies Co-director Yunxiang Yan. The 2010 fellowships will support UCLA research on Roman theater, Byzantine villagers, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and morality in contemporary China.
Arellano, who holds a UCLA master's degree in Latin American Studies, has won awards for his observations on Orange County in the syndicated column, a book and radio appearances.
In the latest of a series of articles about the lives of Middle Eastern women for Maingate, the American University of Beirut's quarterly magazine, UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr tells the story of her former roommate Naziha.
At an international conference last month, the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA presented the first Joshua Fishman Award for Outstanding Contributions and Leadership in the Heritage Language Field. Before the conference, the center arranged for a telephone interview with Professor Fishman, who shared thoughts on the award, his current work, and a recent honor he received from the Royal Academy of the Basque Language in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.
Nineteen students in an International Development Studies seminar enlisted UC faculty and staff for a forum and fundraiser on March 5.
UCLA faculty and other scholars will participate in a forum to discuss what can be done to ensure empowerment and security for Haiti's most vulnerable populations in the aftermath of that country's devastating earthquake. "Haiti Rising" will take place on Friday, March 5, 3-5 p.m. in the Broad Art Center courtyard in northeast campus. The event is open to the public and free of charge, but proceeds raised from food, refreshments, a slide show and an art auction will go to Haiti relief.
In front of a packed house at UCLA's Kerckhoff Hall on March 2, 2010, Chancellor Gene Block presented United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the UCLA Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the campus.
Education Abroad Program participants used Facebook, Twitter and e-mail to contact friends and family, reports The Daily Bruin student newspaper.
UCLA Health System partnered with the Navy to staff a military hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, which docked at Port-au-Prince. The UCLA Operation Haiti team is now nearing the end of their two-week deployment.
The National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA hosts a major, first-of-its-kind conference on how to teach languages that are sidelined and stigmatized around the world, and honors a U.S. authority on bilingualism and teaching methodologies, Guadalupe Valdes of Stanford University.
Professor Arieh Saposnik explores notions of the sacred and the profane in the founding of Jewish institutions in turn-of-the-century Palestine. The event represented a milestone for the Israel Studies Program, which was founded five years ago.
Bob Naka was a sophomore at UCLA when he was forced to leave campus in 1942 to move with his Japanese American family to the Manzanar Relocation Center. He never returned to UCLA. In May, Naka will be back on campus to receive an honorary degree, along with others whose education was also unfairly disrupted at the start of World War II.
The first conference devoted to research on heritage and community language education around the world, Friday through Sunday on campus, will feature papers, poster sessions and workshops. Colleagues from 20 countries will participate, and 300 people will attend.
Lauren Robin Derby became enchanted with the people, music and popular culture of the Dominican Republic and Haiti while on a research fellowship following her college graduation. This associate professor in history has since devoted her career to studying the history of both nations. Derby's recent book is based on her doctoral dissertation, which focused on the authoritarian regime of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic from 1930 to 1961.
A partnership with the U.S. Navy to send a dozen UCLA nurses and doctors to help in Haiti has transformed into plans to send rotating teams of eight UCLA medical staff, after the Navy revised its plans.
Obituary: Lucie Cheng, 70, Former Director of Asian American Studies and Founding Director of Pacific Rim Studies
Cheng was a pioneering social scientist who helped place the field of Asian American studies within a trans-Pacific context. After leaving UCLA in the mid-1990s, she remained an active scholar on both sides of the Pacific.
Officials from Seoul-based Dongguk University and UCLA sign a new memorandum of understanding that is expected to result in collaboration and exchange in fields beyond Buddhist studies.
UCLA's African Studies Center is developing a plan with Addis Ababa University to assist with new PhD programs in business and economics that are needed for Ethiopia's expanding university systems. The proposed partnership, involving the UCLA Anderson School, would elevate socio-cultural issues within business curricula at UCLA and AAU alike.
A dozen UCLA trauma and emergency-room doctors, nurses and surgeons are scheduled to arrive in Haiti as early as next week for a two-week stay. They're the first in what could be a series of UCLA Health System teams rotating through a field hospital there.
Research becomes journalism about victims who were overlooked by mainstream media, reports The Daily Bruin student newspaper.
History professor Lauren Robin Derby has returned from the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where rural villages are feeling the trauma of the Jan. 12 earthquake. "None of the medical aid is getting to them," she says.
Years after Indian Ocean tsunami, students hope to help by marketing community's handicrafts, reports The Daily Bruin student newspaper.
"Afghanistan in Ink: Literatures of Nation, War, and Exile" focused on works written or recorded in the tumult of the past three decades. Audio podcasts of conference presentations are now available.
Empathy for the people's suffering after a massive earthquake in Haiti has energized students, staff and faculty to raise awareness, raise funds and in some cases to travel to the devastated country.
Indiana University's William Fierman gives a tour of language in post-Soviet Central Asia, describing how individual governments have responded to an altered political landscape in part by trying to control written and spoken usage.
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