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Center for Brazilian Studies director addresses the Zika virus

Dr. Karin Nielsen, Center for Brazilian Studies director, is interviewed by several media outlets.

Do you need to worry about the Zika virus in Southern California?

Dr. Karin Nielsen, Center for Brazilian Studies Director, speaks on KPCC (Take Two) about the Zika virus.

4th UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival

The UCLA Latin American Institute is a proud sponsor of the 4th UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program

Academic-year and summer fellowships to assist deserving undergraduate and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.

Center for Brazilian Studies organizes diaspora gathering

Cosponsored by Brazil's Agency for Industrial Development, the event was held at UCLA's Charles E. Young Research Library and attended by over 50 Brazilians living and working in Southern California.

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