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Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop debuts at UCSD Summer 2007

by Aaron Anderson, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Michael Davidson, Mel Freilicher, Dayna Kalleres, Max Parra, Shelley Streeby, Lynn Ta, Priya Venkatesan, Meg Wesling and Yingjin Zhang.    [More]

New appointments for 2007-2008 include Executive Committee (Jaime Concha, Margaret Loose, and Roddey Reid) , Affirmative Action Outreach (Robert Cancel and Rosemary George) as well as Section Heads and Advisors. [More]

Please welcome our new Faculty Members: Dennis Childs and Larissa Heinrich. We are also joined by new Lecturers/Associates/Visiting Professors Cheryl Dunye, Michael Grattan, Roberto Tejada, Randall Williams and Joellyn Zollman as well as new Visting Scholars Tao Guoshan, Hyun Taek Kim, Sandra Lorenzano, Eliza Slavet, Sang-Kee Song, Masako Yamamoto and Yanling Yu. Finally, we are joined by new Staff Members Dawn Blessman, Joyce Kim, Melissa Naranjo, Sandy Truong.  [More]

The next deadline for Research Grant Proposals and Travel to Scholarly Meetings is October 15, 2007 and The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2008 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. [More]

Ph.D. Defenses: José  de Piérola (6/29/07), Margaret A. Fajardo (7/26/07), Gabriela Nuñez (8/15/07) and Irmary Reyes-Santos (6/15/07); Qualifying Exams: Iris Deana Ruiz (9/26/07). [More]


Papers were presented by Scott Boehm ("Specters of America: Figuring the U.S. in Spanish Cinema"), Patrick Gleason ("Voices of the Dead: Gothic Interpellation in Sherman Alexie's "Indian Killer) and Yin Wang (“Modernity with/out Dissability: Toward a Theory of Vulnerable Bodies in New Taiwan Cinema” ) and Fellowships were awarded to Marla Fuentes (Summer Dissertation Fellowships by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity), Shih-szu Hsu (Dissertation Fellowship from the Chiangh Ching-kuo Foundation), Axel Montepeque (Summer Dissertation Fellowships by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity), and Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation). [More]

The following prize-winners were announced at the annual honors awards ceremony and reception held on Wednesday, June 13, 2007:

Sherley Anne Williams Prize – Zhen Li
Sigurd Burckhardt Award
– Michael Zimmerman

Andreas Pretzel talk for European Studies Program
Social Sciences Building 104, Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 5:00-7:00 p.m.

UCLA Professor Todd Presner Talk
Solis 104, Monday, October 8, 2007 at 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Cinema Sud
Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, October 12 – 25, 2007.

Khaled Abou El Fadl, the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law at UCLA Law School
Price Center Ballroom, October 25, 2007 at 8:00 p.m.