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In his new post at the Burkle Center, Raustiala said he will take advantage of UCLA's West Coast setting to "focus on areas where we can really move the debate forward," including Latin America and the Pacific Rim, while still "covering the waterfront of international relations."
Three students, under the aegis of the Center for World Languages, part of the International Institute, launched a monthly online journal that celebrates L.A. and its astonishing linguistic diversity.
In 2008, Robert Buswell will become president of the Association for Asian Studies, the largest group of its kind. It's a breakthrough for UCLA and Korean studies alike and may owe to the unusually wide expertise of this one-time Buddhist monk.
With student-interns as reporters, the UCLA Center for World Languages launches an online magazine devoted to the city's linguistic diversity.
A visiting historian and a UCLA political scientist analyze November's inconclusive election in the Netherlands.
New UCLA Language Resource Center offers specialized instruction for students with background in a language
"Whether or not there was a time for foreign aid, it is an idea whose time has gone," argues UCLA economist Deepak Lal in The Australian.
With a new National Language Resource Center, the federal government is recognizing that the preservation of U.S. language communities will not be accomplished with approaches aimed at monolingual Americans.
Alain Mabanckou, a visiting professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies, won the annual prize for his best-selling novel, "Mémoires de porc-épic" ("Memoirs of a Porcupine").
Photographer Patrick Liotta and Mapuche Indian performer Beatriz Pichi Malen tell of the Mapuche people's bravery and determination in confronting wars, poverty, and domination by various groups.
Though numbers have been declining since 2002-2003, a downward trend may be ending.
USC scholar discusses a Japanese notion of beauty and its artistic representation in Meiji period paintings.
In talk co-sponsored by CNES, the Harvard professor and author argues "obsessive" focus on Israel takes time and energy away from the protest of other more serious human rights violations perpetrated by other countries.
Michael Ross, a UCLA political scientist, concluded that democratic countries do no better than their non-democratic counterparts in helping the world's poorest citizens -- a troubling finding, he said, that contradicts the claims made by a generation of scholars.
The new reverse osmosis (RO) membranes offer a huge improvement over current ones, which clog easily when bacteria and other particles build up on the surface.
The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies present a documentary recounting the true story of Vietnamese immigrants to Israel.
On a book tour for his English translation of 'Wizard of the Crow,' the Kenyan novelist and playwright teaches a UCLA audience about dictators, globalization, and 'the unity behind creation.'
Prix Renaudot winners become "mega-stars overnight" in France.
The exhibit, curated by CNES Assistant Director Jonathan Friedlander, runs Nov. 6-Jan. 12 at UCLA’s Powell Library. A Jan. 11 lecture will treat the Middle East in American crime fiction.
Nov. 11 show features the Mombasa Party and the Royal Drummers of Burundi. Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil will appear in March.
MIT professor Shigeru Miyagawa got more than he bargained for when he posted an image of Japanese war propaganda on an educational website.
The two-hour event with Tariq Ali was co-sponsored by the UCLA Latin American Center.
"Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives" features some 250 objects from the Fowler's permanent collection--the art of Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas.
The question of why to study the Quechua language has any number of easy answers.
Lunch chat with Eva Nowotny, Austrian ambassador to the US, also covers EU constitution, immigration, and the country's recent parliamentary elections.
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