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Humanities Dialogues Symposium 2019

Published: June 17, 2019

The Humanities Dialogues are a series of meetings that foster fruitful and interesting conversations throughout the academic year. Students and members of the UCLA community are invited to explore the meanings of words / concepts essential to the human experience and to share their own experiences and ideas. This initiative was made possible with the…

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June Newsletter

Published: June 14, 2018

This month’s newsletter highlights graduating seniors Seoyeon Park, Livia Moppel Witteveen and Logan Atkeson. It also provides an introduction to the nearby Scandinavian town of Solvang.  Finally, the newsletter recognizes and celebrates famed Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, who would’ve turned 100 years old this year.  

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Scandinavian May Newsletter

Published: May 3, 2018

This month’s newsletter highlights the upcoming SASS conference in Los Angeles from May 3rd to May 5th here at UCLA. It also features two UCLA professors of the Scandinavian Department: Timothy Tangherlini, Kimberly Ball, as well as visiting scholar Carsten Jensen who will be speaking at an upcoming event at UCLA. Furthermore, the newsletter lists…

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Scandinavian March Newsletter

Published: March 7, 2018

Last month, the Scandinavian department added a new feature– the monthly newsletter. Each newsletter will act as a monthly update on ways to connect with the LA community through Scandinavian culture as well as highlight any events and research being done by our very own UCLA department. It also features a monthly meditation from the…

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Scandinavian February Newsletter

Published: February 20, 2018

Welcome to the new Scandinavian newsletter! If you are an undergraduate student in the major/mine, or simply interested in learning more about the Scandinavian community here at UCLA, I want to welcome you to this new feature of the Scandinavian department. This newsletter will act as a monthly update on ways to connect with the…

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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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