This story originally appeared in UCLA Today, a discontinued publication.

Transitions — April 7, 2009

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nickentrikin-lrgThe UC Regents have approved the appointment of Professor Nicholas Entrikin as vice provost for international studies. Professor Entrikin has served as the acting vice provost since 2007. His appointment as vice provost enables him to continue his strong leadership of the International Institute, while also promoting international issues on and off campus, working with deans and faculty on international exchange programs, and maintaining active engagement in international alumni and donor relations, according to Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh, who made the announcement. Entrikin will also continue to serve on the faculty in the geography department and the International Institute. He will serve as vice provost through June 30, 2011. Prior to that, we will launch a search for his successor.
 
clayton-michelleMichelle Clayton, who holds joint appointments in the departments of comparative literature and Spanish & Portuguese, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. Clayton’s research and teaching focus on the intersection between Latin American and comparative studies, with a particular grounding in the international avant-gardes.


 

Ruben Hernandez-LeonRubn Hernndez-Len, professor of sociology, has been named the inaugural director of the Center for Mexican Studies at UCLA, which celebrated its opening on April 2. The center, in the Latin American Institute in the UCLA International Institute, will bring visiting faculty and guest speakers to UCLA, fund research for undergraduates, and strengthen UCLA’s ability to promote student and faculty exchanges with universities in the U.S. and Mexico.
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