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administrators are putting the word out, hoping to make the
Quarter in Washington Program more appealing to students from other
majors. There are plenty of opportunities, not just for political
science majors, but also for students who are in the sciences or
the arts, says Scott Waugh '70, UCLA's dean of social sciences.
program gives students an excellent opportunity to get firsthand
experience, especially for those in majors related to policy and
governance," says Waugh, who visited the students in the fall.
"But beyond political science students, we try to encourage
students from all fields to participate. Washington has a lot to
offer to students in the arts, communications and many other fields."
adds that the program is trying to recruit faculty from myriad fields
to teach at the center. "Now that the facility is up and running,
we will be redoubling our efforts," Waugh says.
also have hopes that the UC Washington Center will become a hub
of intellectual life, offering seminars, book readings and, perhaps
in the future, press conferences in the facility's state-of-the-art
his Director's Forum, Berman brings in influential leaders and thinkers
to address the students on a regular basis. Speakers on the lineup
have included: Rep. Bob Filner (D-San Diego), Washington Post columnist
Gene Weingarten, Europe magazine editor-in-chief Robert Guttman
and Australian Ambassador to the United States Michael Thawley.
(The UC center, coincidentally, is located across the street from
the Australian Embassy.)