Skip Navigation

Articles by Kevin Matthews

Are Native Languages Worth Saving? A Globetrotting Scholar Says Yes

Geography Professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond, the author of books on how societies succeed and fail, argues in a lecture that being bilingual or multilingual is good for cognitive skills, for memory in later years and probably for your country. The Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes was on hand for the discussion.
Published on: 4/14/2010
read full article »

Festival of Books Preview: Joyce Appleby on Global Capitalism

On Sunday, April 25, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on campus, UCLA Professor Emerita Joyce Appleby will participate in a panel discussion on the U.S. economy. Appleby is the author, most recently, of "The Relentless Revolution: a History of Capitalism" (Norton, 2010). The discussion on Sunday will take place at 11 a.m. in Haines 39.
Published on: 4/13/2010
read full article »

10 Questions with Joyce Appleby

In less than 400 years, capitalism has generated unprecedented wealth and new forms of power, altered prevailing wisdom about human nature, and spread itself far beyond its improbable original setting, a process that the eminent historian Joyce Appleby describes in "The Relentless Revolution: a History of Capitalism" (Norton, 2010). Running all the way to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, the history pauses on the lives of industrialists, adventurers and pamphleteers.
Published on: 3/30/2010
read full article »

'On a Roll' Despite Global Slump, Brazil Must Address Inequality

In an evening at Jan Popper Theater, Consul General Jose Alfredo Graca Lima says that Brazil is facing its biggest problem, one of the world's most unequal distributions of wealth; and a rising Brazilian star, Alexandre Dietrich, plays selections of the country's classical piano music.
Published on: 3/19/2010
read full article »

Questions for Joshua A. Fishman

At an international conference last month, the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA presented the first Joshua Fishman Award for Outstanding Contributions and Leadership in the Heritage Language Field. Before the conference, the center arranged for a telephone interview with Professor Fishman, who shared thoughts on the award, his current work, and a recent honor he received from the Royal Academy of the Basque Language in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.
Published on: 3/12/2010
read full article »

Cuauhtemoc Cardenas Says Spirit of Mexican Revolution Still Alive 100 Years Later

The three-time Mexican presidential contender and key figure in the country's democratic transformation sought to apply revolutionary ideals of equality and shared progress to 21st-century issues such as domestic political participation and international trade.
Published on: 3/11/2010
read full article »

IDS Students Keep Up Haiti Support

Nineteen students in an International Development Studies seminar enlisted UC faculty and staff for a forum and fundraiser on March 5.
Published on: 3/9/2010
read full article »

1989 Activist Speaks on Opposition to Tyranny

As a UC Regents Lecturer, Adam Michnik, a key figure in the fall of Communism in Poland, talked to campus audiences about resistance to tyranny, the outcomes of revolution, the path of political reconciliation and the guises that opposition to totalitarian rule has to take.
Published on: 3/1/2010
read full article »

Defenders of World's Mother Tongues (and Signs) Compare Tactics at UCLA

The National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA hosts a major, first-of-its-kind conference on how to teach languages that are sidelined and stigmatized around the world, and honors a U.S. authority on bilingualism and teaching methodologies, Guadalupe Valdes of Stanford University.
Published on: 2/23/2010
read full article »

A Look at Ordinary People Caught in the Chaos of War

Freelance war reporter Anne Nivat eschews bodyguards and bullet-proof jackets when she works in places like Chechnya and Afghanistan. She insists on dressing like a local and sharing the danger with those whose everyday lives are touched by war.
Published on: 2/17/2010
read full article »

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19