Images in Blackness Series Present Filmmaker Jack Willis in honor of Black History Month Jack Willis is a UCLA alumnus who has written and filmed many award-winning social and cultural documentaries. He is known for his proclaimed films The Streets of Greenwood (1963) about voting rights in Mississippi and Lay My Burden Down (1966) about the plight of black sharecroppers in the […]
Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do Dr. Tyrone C. Howard is a professor of education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ Urban Schooling Division, UCLA, and bestselling author of Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools and Black Male (d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males. Dr. Jonli […]
Updated 1/3/2017 The Institute of American Cultures (IAC) Fellowships & Research Grants The IAC has made funds available annually through its visiting scholar and fellowship programs and its research grants. These awards have resulted in the publication of hundreds of books, monographs, and articles as well as the completion of many dissertations, master’s theses, and MFA film projects. They […]
Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies – Director Job #JPF02748 • INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES / INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES To apply, go to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02748 [Corrected Link] Description The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks a dynamic and respected scholar to provide intellectual research and programmatic leadership for the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American […]
Ralph Johnson Bunche, Jr . — son of Nobel Prize winner, race scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Dr. Ralph J. Bunche — passed away on October 5, 2016. In 2003, Bunche gave his blessing to name what was then known simply as the Center for African American Studies after his famous father. Bunche (in the center of the image, under a LeRoy […]
November 29, 2016 — Vanessa Diaz, a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bunche Center, published an op-ed piece in the International Business Times yesterday documenting some of the ways in which People has given Trump a pass on sexual assault allegations since the election. You can read the piece HERE.
Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception In honor of the 2016-2017 IAC Visiting Scholars, Graduate & Predoctoral Fellows, and Research Grant Awardees December 1, 2016 UCLA Faculty Center, California Room Reception — 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Program — 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm CONVERSATIONS WITH THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES VISITING SCHOLARS Reception Featuring the UCLA Fabulous […]
November 9, 2016 — In a late-night stunner, Donald Trump defies the polls and wins the 2016 presidential election. Despite losing the popular vote to challenger Hillary Clinton, Trump wins in key battleground states in order to eek out a win in the Electoral College. Republicans hold onto the Senate and House of Representatives, making it likely that Republicans will control […]