Find below a selection of articles published between September and November 2001 highlighting the collaborative work of the University, faculty, students, and larger community to collectively process the events of September 11, 2001.

Date and Title Abstract Source
“UCLA to hold seminar series on events of Sept. 11” (September 17, 2001)

Daily Bruin News
“Announcing A New Seminar Series – Perspectives on September 11” (October 3, 2001)
To help the UCLA community cope with and comprehend the events of September 11, the College of Letters and Science is offering a series of one-unit seminars (graded P/NP). Daily Bruin News

RESPONSE TO TERROR; EDUCATION; Once-Insular Americans Studying Up on the World; Culture: People strive to understand current events by learning about the Mideast and Islam.: [Home Edition] (October 21, 2001)

Robert Tiller agrees. An accountant living in Chino Hills, he recently spent his lunch hour at a Pasadena bookstore, searching for an atlas to help him locate Afghanistan, its capital, Kabul, and other foreign countries and cities in the news. Tiller said he read newspapers only rarely before Sept. 11 and knew little about Afghanistan or Osama bin Laden, the man U.S. authorities have accused of masterminding the attacks.

At Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, clerks fielded so many questions about the area that a prominent display now invites customers to “learn about Islam and the Middle East.” Volumes on the crowded table include the Koran and histories of Afghanistan, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Islam.

In the three or four months before the attacks, the store had sold only two copies of “Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia,” published last year by journalist Ahmed Rashid. Now it’s tough to keep in stock. Nationally, sales of the book–which documents the rise of the current Kabul government, the Afghan civil war and the consequences of U.S. policies–have increased tenfold since the attacks.

Los Angeles Times
“The Changed Classroom, Post-September 11” (October 26, 2001) Describes the effect of the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001 on the interest of students in terrorism. Increase in enrollment in courses on Islam; Actions taken by faculty members to incorporate educational materials related to the attacks; Engagement of students in efforts to change the sense of order that was destroyed during the attacks. Chronicle of Higher Education
“Academe on War: Man (and Woman) – The Psychobabble Detectors!” (November 4, 2001) New York Times
“Islam, Arabic and Afghanistan 101” (November 12, 2001) Discusses how the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 has impacted the curriculum at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Responses to the tragedies by
the students and faculty; Attempts to urge faculty members to teach a class on the events of September 11; Demand for such courses as Arabic and Iranian studies.