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Articles by Peggy McInerny

Afghanistan: Forged by a continually shifting cauldron of empires, cultures and ideas

The multilayered history and culture of Afghanistan was the focus of a workshop for K–12 teachers held July 29–31 at Bunche Hall on the UCLA campus.
Published on: 8/16/2013
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Workshop on Central America draws veteran LAUSD teachers

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.
Published on: 8/2/2013
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Latin American Institute salutes two dedicated HAPI volunteers

Gayle Williams and Nancy Hallock have been volunteering for the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) for most of their working lives.
Published on: 7/24/2013
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IDP students celebrate academic year-end with research presentations

Two weeks prior to commencement, IDP students came together to share presentations on research and international volunteer work.
Published on: 7/23/2013
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Study program in Morocco leaves teacher with an abiding love of Arabic

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.
Published on: 7/22/2013
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Buddhism course has enduring appeal for UCLA undergrads

"Introduction to Buddhism" is a popular UCLA course that regularly fills up whenever it is offered.
Published on: 7/12/2013
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High school students become international diplomats at UCLA for a week

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.
Published on: 7/12/2013
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Shlomo Ben-Ami champions pragmatism in Israeli foreign policy

In a speech at the 29th Annual AIS Conference at UCLA on June 24th, former foreign minister of Israel Shlomo Ben-Ami spoke about David Ben-Gurion, the founding of Israel, the impact of the country’s victory in the Six Day War and the changing way in which Israel has been judged by “the tribunal of world public opinion.”
Published on: 7/1/2013
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UCLA graduate student receives multiple awards for research project in Indonesia

UCLA Geography doctoral student Jenny Elaine Goldstein will conduct fieldwork in a degraded tropical peat forest in Indonesian Borneo, site of an infamous environmental disaster.
Published on: 6/26/2013
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Joint Research Institute of PKU and UCLA ramping up in many directions

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.
Published on: 6/25/2013
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