• BIG JATO (THE BIG JET)
    Directed by Cláudio Assis

    Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    Melnitz Hall 1409
    7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

  • Day of the Dead Altar Making Workshop
    Hands-on workshop on the Day of the Dead altar making

    Saturday, October 15, 2016
    Avenue 50 Studio
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 2017-2018 FLAS Fellowship Information Session
    Learn about opportunities for language and area studies fellowships for the summer and academic year. Graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines are invited.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    Ackerman Viewpoint Room
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Learning in order to teach
    Four teachers share their experience of a Latin American Institute professional development workshop on migration in Latin America.

  • 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.

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Center for Brazilian Studies delivers course to aspiring UCLA grad students in Brazil

“How Apply to Graduate School in the USA,” cosponsored by the Lemann Foundation of Brazil, walked students through the graduate application process step by step.

Yarn paintings from Mexico at the Fowler Museum

“The Spun Universe: Wixárika (Huichol) Yarn Paintings,” which runs from August 14 through Decebmer 4, 2016, highlights early works by apprentice shaman Ramón Medina Silva.

Learning in order to teach

Four teachers share their experience of a Latin American Institute professional development workshop on migration in Latin America.

Charlene Villaseñor Black wins top faculty prize

The UCLA Gold Shield Alumnae have awarded Villaseñor Black, associate director of the Chicano Studies Research Center, the 2016 Gold Shield Faculty Prize for outstanding teaching, research and service.

Planning a new future for Tacubaya

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

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