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Nordic Studies Offered as New UCLA Major Starting Fall 2017

Published: August 8, 2017

“UCLA adds Nordic studies, Asian languages and linguistics majors” Daily Bruin By Hedy Wang Students can choose from two new undergraduate degree programs starting this fall. UCLA’s two newest majors are Nordic studies and Asian languages and linguistics. The Scandinavian section and the department of Asian languages and cultures created the new majors to broaden…

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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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Finlandia Foundation National Invites Scholarship Applications

Published: December 7, 2016

(PASADENA, California – November 29, 2016) – Finlandia Foundation National (FFN), the premier network of Finnish-American organizations in the U.S., is now accepting applications for its 2017 scholarships. Fulltime undergraduate (sophomore or higher) students and graduate students at accredited post-secondary institutions in the U.S. or Finland are eligible to apply for scholarships. The recipients in…

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Swedish Courses Offered Online Fall 2016

Published: September 20, 2016

Distance Learning Courses: Beginning Swedish and Intermediate Swedish are being offered through the University of California Cross Campus Enrollment Program in the Fall 2016 quarter. For more information, contact Kerry Allen at allen@humnet.ucla.edu.

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Finnish Courses Offered Online Fall 2016

Published: September 20, 2016

Distance Learning Courses: Beginning Finnish FINNISH 1A and Intermediate Finnish FINNISH 102A are being offered through the University of California Cross Campus Enrollment Program in the Fall 2016 quarter. For more information, contact Kerry Allen at allen@humnet.ucla.edu.   .

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Danish Courses Offered Online Fall 2016

Published: September 20, 2016

Distance Learning Courses: Beginning Danish SCAND 4A and Intermediate Danish SCAND 100A are being offered through the University of California Cross Campus Enrollment Program in the Fall 2016 quarter. For more information, contact Kerry Allen at allen@humnet.ucla.edu.  

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Nordic Leaders White House Arrival Ceremony

Published: May 18, 2016

MAY 13, 2016 Nordic Leaders White House Arrival Ceremony President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed the president of Finland along with the prime ministers of Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark to the White House for a U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit. On their agenda were discussions on counter-terrorism efforts, climate change, and nuclear security. In his remarks,…

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2015 Annual Scandinavian Julfest

Published: December 3, 2015

Undergraduate students of the UCLA Scandinavian Section celebrate Luciatåg, singing traditional Scandinavian songs at the section’s annual Julfest each winter.

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