richard1Richard Yarborough is this year's winner of the Academic Senate's Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Award

When Richard Yarborough joined UCLA in 1979 as the English department’s solitary specialist in African American literature, he was tapped to teach the only course UCLA offered in that field. In English 104: “Afro-American Literature,” Yarborough sprinted through more than 200 years of history, literature and culture in just 10 weeks, with just 18 students.
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UCLA professor develops digital resources for study of ancient Egypt
Willeke Wendrich first developed an interest in ancient Egyptian archaeology as a 20-year-old undergraduate student. Now an esteemed faculty member in UCLA’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.




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