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Image of Manuscript of religious commentary. In this image, al-Taftāzānī’s sharḥ (commentary) on al-Nasafī’s al-ʿAqāʾid al-Nasafīyya (the creed of an-Nasafī) can be seen within the textblock. In the marginalia and between the text, glosses on this commentary and intertextual references by several different scholars can be found.

Students make remarkable finds in UCLA’s ‘Encountering Arabic Manuscripts’ course

The collaboration between the Islamic studies program and UCLA Library continues to enrich the field and the world Jonathan Riggs | September 21, 2022 If there was any question that UCLA […]

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Abel Valenzuela Jr. to serve as interim dean of UCLA’s division of social sciences

Beginning Sept. 1, 2022, Abel Valenzuela Jr. — professor of labor studies, urban planning and Chicana/o and Central American studies and director of UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and […]

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Dean Tracy Johnson receives grant to launch undergraduate stem cell training program

UCLA Newsroom | August 30, 2022 Editor’s note: This page was updated Aug. 31 with the correct figure for the grant. Tracy Johnson, dean of the division of life sciences […]

UCLA survey finds most teens reject glamorized lifestyles in entertainment media

Less than 5% want to see aspirational content in TV or movies Holly Ober | September 20, 2022 Key takeaways: • Changing aspirations. Few Gen Zers want to watch shows about […]

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Simple method destroys dangerous ‘forever chemicals,’ making water safe

Using common reagents in heated water, chemists can ‘behead’ and break down PFAS, leaving only harmless compounds Holly Ober | August 18, 2022 Key takeaways: • World’s water tainted. Synthetic PFAS, […]

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With redesign, UCLA’s Washington, D.C. program welcomes students from all majors

The revamp is in line with UCLA’s broader commitment to community-engaged research and learning Elizabeth Kivowitz | August 2, 2022 Whether a student is studying linguistics or philosophy, international development studies […]



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