Faculty / Department

Three UCLA professors named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows

Published: April 7, 2016

A trio of UCLA faculty members are among a distinguished group of 178 of scholars, artists and scientists from the U.S. and Canada to receive 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships. Honorees from 50 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields were announced April 6 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which received nearly 3,000 applicants. This year’s UCLA recipients…

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Hearing the Lost Sounds of Antiquity

Published: February 23, 2016

History is mostly silent to us now. Thousands of years of human stories have been told in paintings, and sculptures, and sheet music, and text; in shards and shells, and other fragments of things left behind. But because the history of recorded sound is only 160 years old, the original sounds of the distant past…

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Andean Event “Yanantin” at UCLA spreads awareness about Quechua language

Published: February 23, 2016

Students and faculty gathered at Young Research Library Tuesday night to learn about the Quechua, an indigenous group native to South America, and UCLA’s courses on the Quechua language. Professor Luz Maria De la Torre, who teaches the Quechua language classes, and her students hosted the event. Students spoke about Quechua culture in Spanish and…

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Verónica Cortínez Wins Prestigious Chilean Literary Award

Published: February 11, 2016

UCLA International Institute, February 8, 2016 — Verónica Cortínez, director of the UCLA Center for Southern Cone Studies and professor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese, has been awarded the oldest and most prestigious literary prize in Chile: the Premio Municipal de Literatura 2015. Her two-volume book with co-author Manfred Engelbert of the Georg-August…

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