The name “UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano and Central American Studies” was approved for the 2019-20 academic year.
Berns led the Fowler, one of the world’s top museums focusing on the arts and cultures of Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the indigenous Americas, for nearly 20 years.
A new film by two UCLA faculty members focuses on volunteers who search the Sonoran Desert for undocumented migrants who have died.
A new Latin American Institute workshop aims to help teachers inspire their students to think about how history gets written.
Many forested areas used by insurgents for camouflage and cover were later decimated by illegal industries.
UCLA doctoral student Leydy Diossa-Jimenez has overcome the odds of geography and health to become a scholar, while helping others learn to advance their educations.
Susannah Rodríguez Drissi’s “A Latin Poet’s Guide to the Cosmos” offers insights into the nature of language and identity, as well as the relationship between sound and meaning.
NBC News shadowed five UCLA medical students as they trained at an urban hospital near the Amazon jungle.
“Guatemalan Masks: Selections from the Jim and Jeanne Pieper Collection” is an exhibition of 80 remarkable carved wooden faces depicting animals, folk personae, and historic figures.
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs’ Latin American Cities Initiative brings urban planning students, educators and practitioners into a multinational conversation.
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco and Carola Suárez-Orozco say more must be done to help these children integrate into U.S. and European societies.
Conference held on campus focused on re-framing immigration and migration through the perspectives of the people who are moving and also creating tools for educators.
‘Pelotas Oaxaqueñas/Oaxacan Ball Games: Photographs by Leopoldo Peña’ is on view until July 15.
“Dining with Kings: Ceremony and Hospitality in the Cameroon Grassfields” runs from Dec. 17 through April 15, 2018.
“Romance Tropical” to premiere Nov. 4 as part of a UCLA Film and Television Archive exhibition, which celebrates the Spanish-language film culture of downtown Los Angeles.
“Africa/Americas: Photographic Portraits by Pierre Verger” runs through Jan. 21, 2018.
Part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, “Axé Bahia” features more than 100 works by 35 artists. It will run from Sept. 24 through April 15, 2018.
“Lineage through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil by Fran Siegel,” a large-scale multifaceted drawing installation by Los Angeles-based artist Fran Siegel runs July 23 through Dec. 10.
Matthew Robb, the new chief curator of UCLA’s Fowler Museum, believes we still have much to learn from the ancient cultures of the Americas.
This month, in a historic agreement crafted in part by the U.S. ambassador to Argentina and UCLA leaders, 94 educators from Argentina participated in a two-week Fulbright program at UCLA.
A special edition of the International Journal for Equity in Health, guest edited by UCLA professor James Macinko, analyzes the nation’s progress in reducing a large gap in access to care.
The research found that although cases were handled swiftly, there were failings in protecting the rights of defendants, providing police oversight and investigating crimes.
“Black with a Drop of Red: Contemporary Cuban Poster Work” includes 29 posters and prints from a range of Cuban designers. The exhibition opens Oct. 16.
“Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón” features 43 prints that explore the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban secret society Abakuá. The exhibition opens Oct. 2.
Because the U.N. peacekeepers introduced cholera to Haiti, it’s imperative that the United Nations do whatever it can to prevent the disease from further ravaging the country.