Peers and former students celebrated UCLA’s Gregory Schopen, who ‘has transformed our understanding of Buddhism more than any other scholar.’
Arcadia Fund grant will help open access to rare manuscripts from St. Catherine’s Monastery.
UCLA professor says in new book, “Satan in the Bible, God’s Minister of Justice,” that Satan was not originally presented as the implacable enemy of God.
UCLA Library scholars worked with partners at St. Catherine’s Monastery and the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library on the five-year Sinai Palimpsests Project.
Program opens Sept. 5 with the world premiere of “David’s Quilt,” featuring 15 L.A.-based composers including one UCLA faculty member and three graduate students.
“How to Make the Universe Right” presents a stunning installation of painted religious scrolls, ceremonial clothing, and ritual objects of the Yao, Tày, Sán Dìu, Sán Chay among others.
Carol Bakhos is a professor of late antique Judaism and Jewish studies in UCLA’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, Bakhos says people are often surprised when she says she is not Jewish.
The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World will be the first center in the Western Hemisphere that aims to advance the knowledge of ancient Iranian languages, history and religions.
Law professor Aslı Bâli explains how a previous effort following 9/11 called National Security Entry-Exit Registration System failed to achieve its goals.
The UCLA Sephardic Archive has acquired one of the most significant collections ever assembled chronicling Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish history.
Sociologist Jeffrey Guhin says that in teaching concepts like morality, religious and secular thinking are more alike than they seem.
Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl on how Sufi music — and especially the Sabri Brothers — have been bridging the divide between Islam and the West.
Jared Diamond, UCLA’s Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of geography and an astute intellectual observer of human life in multiple practices, faced a standing-room-only audience who came to hear his compelling lecture titled 'The Evolution and Function of Human Religion.'
History professor Nile Green writes about a group of young Iranian students and their amazing experiences of shared learning and fellowship with their hosts in early 1800s London.
A panel of UCLA experts examine the causes and consequences of the terrorist attacks in Paris and how to deal with ISIS.
As part of an international competition, they created the “Safe Spot” campaign to undermine the recruiting tactics of the Islamic State group by using the Internet to foster ideals of acceptance, safety and community.
Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco writes that Americans should listen to how Pope Francis balances compassion and adherence to rules.
UCLA Byzantine art history and archaeology professor Sharon Gerstel has devoted much of the last year to studying how architectural changes in Byzantine churches enhanced the performance of religious music.
Leading scholars, clergy and activists will convene at UCLA on May 3 and 4 to examine the ongoing influence of the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Twins Youstina and Marina Salama immigrated from Egypt at the age of 9 without knowing a word of English. They are now freshmen at UCLA who have their sights set on pursuing careers in medicine.
The comprehensive English-language tome, compiled by UCLA's Robert E. Buswell Jr. and a colleague, is the first to cover terms from all the religion's canonical languages and traditions.
Spiritual belief often plays a significant role alongside the miracles of modern medicine as patients struggle to deal with life-threatening illnesses. At UCLA’s two hospitals, doctors, nurses and chaplains work as an integrated care team....