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IDS alumna Ann Wang to speak at International Institute commencement in June

Ann Wang has pursued a career that combines her passion for equitable development, entrepreneurship and service.

UCLA International Institute
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Kaya Mentesoglu's technological creativity helps UCLA map its global impact

Among many other projects, Kaya Mentesoglu — IT director of the UCLA International Institute for the last 22 years — leads a team in building a data warehouse that documents UCLA's reach and impact as a global university.

UCLA International Institute
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PAI honored by the City of Los Angeles at Armenian American Heritage Month celebration

The UCLA Promise Armenian Institute was honored by the City of Los Angeles and Council President Paul Krekorian during the City's Armenian American Heritage Month celebration.

The Promise Armenian Institute
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Veteran broadcast journalist David Ono receives Irene Hirano Inouye Award

Ono, a Japanese-American broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker, will receive the award and give a speech in honor of the celebrated Japanese American philanthropist later this spring.

Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
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U7+ Alliance of World Universities urges G7 to increase access to higher education

The U7+ Alliance of World University Leaders recently met in Milan and adopted a statement on increasing global access to higher education. The statement was shared with the Italian minister of university and research as an input into Italy's preparations for hosting the G7 summit in June.

UCLA Global
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Tokyo Trial: A window onto the forces that shaped post-World War II Asia

The broad international framework used by Gary Bass in “Judgment at Tokyo” brings into focus concepts of international law, war crimes and human rights that remain both salient and contentious in today's postcolonial world.

Burkle Center for International Relations
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Eric Min receives UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award

Min,who has taught at UCLA for six years, is deeply appreciated by students for his meticulously prepared lectures, infectious enthusiasm and ability to put readings in context.

UCLA International Institute
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IN FOCUS: Arab American Heritage Month

A curated selection of stories from across the UCLA campus spotlighting Arab American voices, histories and research, including from CNES fellow Dima El Mouallem.

Center for Near Eastern Studies
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Supeena Adler wins Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music grant

The grant will invite Thai musicians, descendants of Mon music families, to the UCLA to teach Mon techniques, traditions, and contemporary repertoire to UCLA students and community practitioners.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
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In Memoriam: Diego Loukota, ‘Once-in-a-Generation' Intellect

Diego Loukota, a UCLA specialist in Indian and Central Asian Buddhism and assistant professor of Asian languages and cultures, died on March 17, 2024. He was 38 years old.

Center for Buddhist Studies
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Repression is working, says Russian journalist

Investigative journalist Roman Badanin says many criminal and administrative charges have either been newly introduced, or more aggressively pursued, in the last six years to suppress dissent in Russia.

Center for European and Russian Studies
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The unvarnished clarity of women's courage

Three 2024 International Women of Courage Award recipients shared their experiences at a recent UCLA Anderson School panel, inspiring a future generation of Bruin women leaders.

UCLA International Institute
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UCLA joins multilateral association of university leaders

“UCLA is honored to join the U7+ Alliance and supports its timely mission of developing multilateral strategies to apply the intellectual and research resources of universities worldwide to the complex problems of our world,” said UCLA Vice Provost Cindy Fan.

UCLA International Institute
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Committed to serving the underserved

Graduate student Supraja Saravanakumar did a public health internship in Kenya last summer with support from a Dr. Elizabeth Woldemussie Fellowship. Her work there built on many years of volunteer service in health education.

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Image for Burial jars repatriated to the Philippines
A large collection of ancient Filipino burial jars from Sultan Kudarat was recently repatriated to the National Museum of the Philippines under the custodianship of UCLA anthropologist Stephen Acabado, director of the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Prior to the return of the collection, it was exhibited at the... Read More
Image for Biography of Ralph Bunche shortlisted for Elizabeth Longform Prize
May 14, 2024. Kal Raustiala's biography of Ralph Bunche, "The Absolutely Indispensable Man: Ralph Bunche, the United Nations, and the Fight to End Empire" (Oxford, 2022), is one of five books shortlisted for the Elizabeth Longform Prize for Historical Biography in 2024. The press release announcing the short list described... Read More
Image for We Need a Truce in the Gaza Proxy War on U.S. Campuses
May 5, 2024. In an Ha'artez op-ed, Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Dov Waxman, writes, "We need pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel students to engage in respectful dialogue, to have nuanced discussions, and to learn more about the history and complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which... Read More

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