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. To read more about this month’s newsletter, click here.  

Read More

Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, and Modern Icelandic courses offered online in 2018-19

Published: June 5, 2018

Distance Learning Courses for Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and Modern Icelandic languages are being offered through the University of California Cross Campus Enrollment Program. To view the schedule of courses, please visit Contact Student Affairs Officer, Kerry Allen, at with questions.

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More