Sunday, September 25

Bruins Around the World brings together cultures for night of celebration

This post was updated Nov. 22 at 1:18 p.m. Student organizations gathered for an annual showcase of cultures across the globe as part of the programming for International Education Week on Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: Kyodo Taiko, a Japanese drum ensemble run by students, was one of multiple cultural performances at Bruins Around the World, an event that was a part of the celebration of International Education Week. (Courtesy of Peggy McInerny)


Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran educates, connects Iranian diaspora

This post was updated Dec. 1 at 9:20 a.m. The Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran at UCLA has allowed the Iranian community of Southern California to further learn about their roots in their native language. Read more...

Photo: A cross-campus collaboration between professors from UCLA and California State University, Northridge created the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran in 2003. Since then, the series has hosted a variety of speakers to provide lectures in Farsi and English about topics such as Iranian politics, culture and society. (Constanza Montemayor/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Armenian Students’ Association hosts events for Artsakh Awareness Week

The UCLA Armenian Students’ Association hosted an Artsakh Awareness Week from Nov. 8 to Friday in light of the first anniversary of the end of the Nagorno-Karabakh War of 2020. Read more...

Photo: The Armenian Students’ Association gathered outside of Kerckhoff Hall on Tuesday in a protest calling for the release of Armenian prisoners of war still held by Azerbaijan. (Constanza Montemayor/Daily Bruin senior staff)



UCLA professor receives Foreign Minister’s Commendation from Japanese government

Hitoshi Abe was awarded a Foreign Minister’s Commendation from the government of Japan, according to a UCLA International Institute press release from Sept. 27. Abe, the director of the UCLA Paul I. Read more...

Photo: The director of the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Hitoshi Abe, received a Foreign Minister’s Commendation from the government of Japan. Colleagues said Abe is dedicated to advancing academic and cultural understanding and exchange between the U.S. and Japan. (Courtesy of Shunichi Atumi)


Alumnus Ali Maisam Nazary educates about Taliban takeover, crisis from new role

This post was updated Oct. 11 at 2:55 p.m. When the Taliban overtook Afghanistan on Aug. 15, UCLA alumnus Ali Maisam Nazary stepped into a new position as the head of foreign relations for the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan. Read more...

Photo: Ali Maisam Nazary is working with the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan to work toward reestablishing democracy in the country and removing terrorist groups from power. As head of foreign relations for the NRF, Nazary says there is more to resistance than military action. (Courtesy of Ali Maisam Nazary)


Grupo Folklórico to premiere upcoming Fiesta Mexicana virtually

Editor’s note: Daily Bruin used Latino, Latina, Latinx and Hispanic in this article according to sources’ preferences. Grupo Folklórico’s annual Fiesta Mexicana plans to premiere this month in a prerecorded format. Read more...

Photo: Usually presented as an in-person performance at the end of the academic year, Grupo Folkl√≥rico’s Fiesta Mexicana has been recorded and will be screened as an online performance for the second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ashley Kenney/Photo editor)



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