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Professor Todd Presner will deliver the 24th Joseph & Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture at the United States Holocaust Museum on October 18, 2018

Published: October 11, 2018

Professor Dr. Todd Presner will deliver the 24th Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture at the United States Holocaust Museum on October 18th at 7pm-9pm in Washington, DC. In this lecture, Dr. Todd Presner will focus on the technological history of Holocaust testimony from its earliest collection on a wire recorder by David Boder in 1946…

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Austin Mendoza

Published: March 7, 2018

  Austin Mendoza is a fourth year psychobiology major with a minor in German. He initially chose to study German in order to learn his grandmother’s native tongue, and declared the minor in order to continue studying German language, culture, and history more comprehensively. Austin has always been intensely interested in people and cultures from…

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Humanities Dialogues provides casual space to discuss meaning of words

Published: June 4, 2017

Students, staff and faculty have been discussing what words like “democracy,” “humanity” and “heroism” mean in meetings over the course of the year. Humanities Dialogues consists of biweekly meetings, in which participants discuss a word and the different meanings associated with it. The program was created by various UCLA departments in languages and humanities in…

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2016 DAAD Prize in German and European Studies to be Awarded to Dr. Yasemin Yildiz, UCLA

Published: July 7, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Yasemin Yildiz of UCLA, the recipient of the 2016 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies for her outstanding academic work in the Humanities. Yasemin Yildiz is Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature at UCLA.  She grew up in Bremen and began her academic life at the Universität Hamburg,…

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