A concert featuring Abdenbi El Fakir, Abdelah El-Yaâkoubi El Kababi, Fattah Abbou, Mohamed Aoualou, performed at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall, March 5th, 2011
Haskell Sears Ward discusses his life, his experiences in Africa and the legacy of the Peace Corps with the UCLA Broadcast Studio.
Peek into Judith Carney’s background and you can understand her interests. "In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World," co-written with her husband, is one of two winners of the most recent Douglass prize, awarded to the best book written in English on slavery or abolition.
Subtitled "Voices from Cairo through Social Media," the program displays a new tweet every four seconds over a digital map of Egypt's capital, archiving messages and the precise locations in Cairo from which they were sent.
From 1961 until 1969, when training shifted overseas, more than one out of 10 Peace Corps volunteers was trained at UCLA, probably more than at any other college campus. UCLA is also alma mater to more than 1,700 Peace Corps volunteers, including 58 Bruins currently serving in 36 countries. A series of campus events March 2-5 will commemorate this tradition and look ahead to the next 50 years.
Associate Professor of History Ghislaine Lydon interviewed more than 200 legal scholars, Saharan traders and descendants of traders for her 2009 book, "On Trans-Saharan Trails: Islamic Law, Trade Networks, and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Western Africa."
Geography Professor Judith Carney and a co-author demonstrate, in "In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World," not only the legacy of farming that the slaves brought with them from Africa, but also the importance of the botanical gardens that they kept in America, as well as the impact that they had on the developing American food culture.
A lecture by Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Senior Editor, Foreign Affairs
The UCLA Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health and James S. Coleman African Studies Center organize a two day-gathering to assess how family planning policy and anti-HIV/AIDS efforts would look different with greater attention to African boys, men and masculinities.
Sudan's civil war killed more than 2 million people and, in a well-known episode, sent 20,000 boys in the country's South on a 1,000-mile march to Ethiopia and Kenya. Beset by thirst, hunger, wild animals and bombing attacks, fewer than half of them survived. John Dau, one of about 4,000 so-called Lost Boys of Sudan who were helped to relocate to the United States, told his story at the law school.
A World Health Organization proposal to eliminate AIDS in South Africa is flawed, according to a UCLA team.
UCLA researchers find that monkeypox has increased 20-fold in Democractic Republic of Congo since 1980.
After spending their first four weeks studying in Dakar, 19 students will go to eco-villages in the Senegal River Valley to explore community development projects in public health, women's micro-financing, solar electricity and organic gardening.
A lensless cellphone microscope receives three major awards.
The family of Professor Teshome H. Gabriel, who died on Tuesday, June 15, has shared a brief biography of the Ethiopian-born scholar of Third World Cinema who found a home at UCLA.
The School of Theater, Film and Television, The Los Angeles Times, and a UCLA colleague have published obituaries and appreciations of the Ethiopian-born scholar's life and work.
Myralyn O. A. Nartey, Doctoral Student, UCLA School of Public Health
A Conflicted Curriculum: Student Perceptions of Gender in Kenyan Social Studies Textbooks (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Kim Foulds, UCLA Department of Education
A Myth of Benign Humanitarianism, Militarism and Womens Rights: A Case Study of the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Amber Murrey-Ndewa, Syracuse University, Pan-African Studies
Chinese Presence in Africa: Trade, Investment, Diplomatic and Cultural Ties (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Tiffany Man, UCLA International Development Studies
Concept Analysis: Exploring Health Consideration for Aging Nigerian Immigrants in the United States (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Ann Anaebere, UCLA School of Nursing
Creating New Leaders: Youth Involvement in Community Activism in South Africa (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Amber Reed, UCLA Department of Anthropology
Natasha Himmelman, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town
Willis Oyugi, UCLA Department of History
Interrogating the Interstices of Race, Religion and Health in a Transnational Context (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Diana Burnett, Yale Divinity School
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