Because of the generous gift, UCLA remains the only campus in California offering Thai language instruction at all levels. On Nov. 23, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the International Institute hosted a luncheon in honor of Consul General Damrong Kraikruan.
After interviewing representatives of states and advocacy organizations at the annual meeting of the International Criminal Court, where the United States has sent official observers for the first time, the students will report their findings and perhaps make recommendations toward a broader U.S. engagement with the court.
A series on the 1910 revolution began Nov. 16 with a conference organized jointly by the Center for Mexican Studies and the just-opened Los Angeles branch of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
In a nationwide report released this week, UCLA ranked eighth among U.S. universities in the number of foreign students it hosted during the 2008-09 academic year and was fifth in the number of students it sent abroad to study in 2007-08. UCLA was the only University of California campus listed in the top 10 in either category.
Faculty and students from across UC's 10-campus system will join forces in the new University of California Global Health Institute. Thomas Coates, director of the UCLA Program in Global Health, will co-lead the institute.
About 700 UC students withdrew from school in 1942 when they and approximately 120,000 Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were sent to internment camps. UCLA will award honorary degrees this spring.
Nicholas Entrikin, the vice provost of international studies at UCLA, invites all members of the community to an International Opportunities Fair in Kerckhoff Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 17, and to screenings, exhibitions and forums taking place during International Education Week Nov. 16-20.
Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, tells the harrowing story of her time as a political prisoner in Iran to a packed room of scholars and well-wishers on campus. She was a guest of the Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Center for Middle East Development.
Elya Filler's Global Studies thesis on the East Asian sex industry and its historical background won that interdepartmental program's top honor for 2008-09. Now she is volunteering at a school in Cambodia and thinking about how best to continue her education while helping to battle poverty.
Professors and students hope to create portable device that could test for contaminants immediately, reports The Daily Bruin.
Cambodian activist and author Somaly Mam has rescued more than 6,000 girls in Southeast Asia from sexual slavery and helped many to rebuild their lives. She spoke last month at UCLA's law school on how to go beyond mere talk in the fight against predators and organized criminals. Watch a video about the event.
In six decades at UCLA Gloria Nathanson, associate director of Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools, has become an authority on appraising the credentials of students across continents and cultures.
Ghislaine Lydon, the new chair of the African Studies interdepartmental program, will travel to Mauritania in December to collaborate on an article and a documentary film about the last women caravanners in the western Sahara Desert.
Somaly Mam, founder of the Somaly Mam Foundation goes into detail about her personal experiences as a survivor of forced prostitution for Daily Bruin Radio. Somaly urges students to visit her website somaly.org in order to read testimonials, look at pictures and learn how to save lives.
Celebrating 30 years of teacher training programs on campus, the UCLA International Institute this summer dedicated a 10-day workshop to the theme of food in world history and world cultures.
Current installation at the Fowler Museum highlights fresh flavors of an ancient brew, reports The Daily Bruin.
Summer workshop for K-12 educators explores food in Middle Eastern and North African History and Cultures
Celebrating 30 years of teacher training programs on campus, the UCLA International Institute this summer dedicated a 10-day workshop to the theme of food in world history and world cultures. Watch a video about the program.
Student experiences when returning to the United States after studying abroad
Yu In-Chon, South Korea's minister of culture, sports and tourism, met Tuesday with UCLA Korean studies faculty members and Nicholas Entrikin, the vice provost for international studies. Yu, a well-known former actor, heard from CKS Director John Duncan and Professors Burglind Jungmann, Sung Deuk Oak, Lisa Kim Davis and Dong-suk Kim about their current research and thanked them for building an excellent Korean studies program at UCLA.
Fudan Scholarly Translation Workshop in Shanghai was sponsored by the UCLA Confucius Institute and was designed to teach the general principles of translation and to help students with their graduate research.
This year's International Institute summer training program for teachers, a 10-day workshop, traced the evolution of regional and cross-regional food cultures from antiquity to the present day in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
Returning UCLA students compare apartment, homestay and dormitory living in foreign countries.
Returning UCLA students describe their interactions with cultures, people and places abroad.
Returning UCLA students talk about the impact international study will have on their life decisions.
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