Sunday, September 25

Community shares initial reactions, concerns regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Ukrainian community members at UCLA expressed fear and anger following news of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine but said they were hopeful given the global pushback. Read more...

Photo: Ukrainian community members expressed feelings of distress regarding Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, which began on Feb. 24. Many countries have imposed sanctions on Russia in response to the war. (Constanza Montemayor/Daily Bruin senior staff)


UCLA professor panel discusses responses to Russian war in Ukraine

UCLA professors discussed the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and potential de-escalation efforts in a webinar Tuesday afternoon. On Feb. 24, the Russian military began its invasion of Ukraine and has since sent troops from the Russian border, Belarus and Crimea – a former Ukrainian territory it annexed in 2014. Read more...

Photo: A Zoom panel of professors sponsored by two university centers discussed the current war in Ukraine, which began with a Russian invasion of the country Feb. 24. Thousands of troops and civilians have been reported wounded or dead in the first week of the conflict. (Screen capture by Justin Jung/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Center for Mexican Studies seeks to merge academic scholarship, community action

When Gaspar Rivera-Salgado became the director of the Center for Mexican Studies, he soon received invitations to collaborate with colleagues in Mexico and the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: Labor studies lecturer and Labor Center project director Gaspar Rivera-Salgado was appointed as director of the Center for Mexican Studies in July 2021. He is now working to connect academic researchers and universities across the U.S.-Mexico border and use the position to make a difference in political issues. (Sakshi Joglekar/Assistant Photo editor)


UCLA professors host webinar series on water disputes in Nile River Basin

Two UCLA professors hope to foster interregional cooperation among countries following the rise of water management disputes in the Nile River Basin and seek sustainable solutions through a joint webinar series. Read more...

Photo: Professors from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and the political science department collaborated to organize an interdisciplinary webinar series. The webinar invites fact-based debate on solutions to an ongoing international disagreement regarding the use of the Nile’s resources. (David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)


Zuriel Oduwole advocates for girls’ education via employment, entrepreneurship

Zuriel Oduwole woke up at 3 a.m. last quarter to take her final exams. The third-year cognitive science student was finishing her classes in Qatar – 11 hours ahead of Los Angeles – while speaking at the 2021 WISE Summit. Read more...

Photo: Zuriel Oduwole, a third-year cognitive science student, has been involved in fillmmaking and activism since the age of 9. Her activism has taken her around the world, as she most recently spoke at the 2021 WISE Summit in Qatar. (Courtesy of Qatar Foundation)


UCLA professor partners with Indigenous communities for archaeology research

Groggy eyed, Stephen Acabado stepped off his 5 a.m. bus into Ifugao after his flight from the United States. “Hi Doc, good morning,” a stranger told him, he said. Read more...

Photo: Professor of archaeology and anthropology Stephen Acabado runs two archaeological projects in the Philippines. Acabado, who has been returning to the Philippines for his research for more than a decade, guides the projects to work with local Indigenous communities to study artifacts and piece together history. (Courtesy of Stephen Acabado)


Armenian Image Archive aims to illuminate Armenian experience via photography

The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA partnered with a film foundation to create an image archive to recognize and celebrate decades of Armenian photography. The Promise Armenian Institute signed an official memorandum of understanding with the Armenian Film Foundation in April, said Hasmik Baghdasaryan, deputy director of the Promise Armenian Institute, in an emailed statement. Read more...

Photo: A boy carries a loaf of bread in the Armenian city of Gyumri in a photo from “Aftermath: The Armenian Earthquake of 1988,” an exhibition presented by the Armenian Image Archive. (Courtesy of Asadour Guzelian)



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