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High school teachers of English from Brazil learn the ins and outs of American culture and slang at UCLA Extension.
The Lemann Foundation of Brazil has renewed funding for faculty travel grants to visit top Brazilian universities and research institutions in 2014.
African Studies Center (ASC) staff and UCLA faculty speak about their work on the ASC's gender education program in Rwanda.
In its first project, the Burkle Global Impact Initiative helped a group of young documentary filmmakers learn about the Millennium Development Goals.
Josue Lopez Calderon (UCLA 2010) won a Gilman International Scholarship in 2010; he has now been named a Gliman Alumni Ambassador by the U.S. Department of State, which sponsors the scholarship.
Katheleen McHugh, director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, discusses her recent trip to Rwanda and her work on the capacity-building partnership between the UCLA African Studies Center and the University of Rwanda College of Education.
The "Chinese Alive!" program at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles — a partnership between the UCLA Confucius Institute and the i.am.angel Foundation of Black Eyed Peas' performer will.i.am, is featured in a new video made by UCLA graduate film student Lucretia Stinette.
Buddhist scholars Robert E. Buswell, Jr., and Donald S. Lopez, Jr. — authors and and co-editors of the "Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism" — put paid to a number of false beliefs about Buddhism in a short article in Tricycle magazine.
Brazilian studies at UCLA involves professional schools across campus, supported by the Center for Brazilian Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the excellent Brazil collection of the UCLA Library.
A yearlong Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship gave Michelle Sinness the confidence to become a Departmental Scholar, enabling her to complete a double B.A. and an M.A. in five years.
The study of the humanities is facing difficult challenges in both the United States and China, although the nature of these challenges differ.
Some 120 Brazilian scholarship students attended an orientation for the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program on the UCLA campus on Saturday, October 5.
Bowen Paulle argues that the violence and chaos of inner-city schools creates overwhelming stress for both students and teachers. Without addressing this stress, reforms to improve education in these schools are unlikely to be effective.
UCLA Vietnamese instructor Quyen Di Chuc Bui is a teacher with a mission: to ensure the transmission of the Vietnamese language to the next generation of Vietnamese Americans. That makes him a very busy man.
After being weakened by attrition and recession, Japanese studies at UCLA has been renewed through appointments of prominent junior faculty and a new focus on culture and the humanities.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, His Excellency Dr. Chaiyong Satjipanon, visited the Center for Southeast Asian Studies on August 2nd and made a $10,000 donation to support Thai language studies at UCLA.
Heritage language classes for high school students offered by the National Heritage Language Resource Center are the focus of a KPCC news feature.
Chinese teachers training to teach in the United States find that they need to develop more learner-centered teaching techniques for American students. After six weeks of preparation in Beijing, followed by two weeks at UCLA, they disperse to states across the country to teach Chinese.
Susan Slyomovics, professor of anthropology and Near Eastern languages and cultures, is the recipient of a EURIAS fellowship to the Collegium de Lyon, France, for the academic year 2013-14
A workshop on Central American history, politics and culture drew 20 teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to Bunche Hall the week of July 15th.
Gayle Williams and Nancy Hallock have been volunteering for the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) for most of their working lives.
Ceren Abi, a PhD student in the Department of History at University of California, Los Angeles, interviews Professor Gabriel Piterberg (UCLA History) for "Tarih: Graduate History Journal"
Two weeks prior to commencement, IDP students came together to share presentations on research and international volunteer work.
Paulette Donald fell in love with Arabic during an African Studies Center summer study program in Morocco. Today, she shares her love of the language with her kindergarten and first-grade students.
Khaled M. Abou El Fadl is the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor in Islamic Law at the UCLA School of Law and the author of "The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists." This op-ed was originally published July 7 in The New York Times.
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