• Cinema and the Spanish Civil War
    A series of films on the Spanish Civil War will show at the Billy Wilder Theater on July 15, 2016- August 12, 2016.

    Saturday, July 16, 2016
    Billy Wilder Theater
    7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Book by Hernández-León wins recognition of his peers
    “Skills of the ‘Unskilled’: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants” is the co-winner of the 2016 book award of the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association.

  • Brazil hobbled by political and economic crises
    Although Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is likely to be impeached, it is unlikely that her impeachment will resolve either the Petrobras corruption scandal that has devastated the country’s political class or the country’s economic crisis.

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Planning a new future for Tacubaya

UCLA urban planning students contribute to effort to improve life in a neglected neighborhood in Mexico City.

Book by Hernández-León wins recognition of his peers

“Skills of the ‘Unskilled’: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants” is the co-winner of the 2016 book award of the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association.

Brazil hobbled by political and economic crises

Although Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is likely to be impeached, it is unlikely that her impeachment will resolve either the Petrobras corruption scandal that has devastated the country’s political class or the country’s economic crisis.

Zika to hit poor women hardest

Françoise Girard warned that restrictions on women's reproductive rights were already worsening the impact of the Zika virus on poor women.

Brazilian economist Leonardo Bursztyn wins Sloan Fellowship

Three exceptional young UCLA professors, including Leonardo Bursztyn (from Brazil) are among 126 scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada to receive 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships.

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