The Institute in the News
James Wilkie, UCLA professor of history and editor of the UCLA Latin American Institute’s “Statistical Abstract of Latin America,” was quoted on July 2 in a Riverside Press-Enterprise article about newly elected Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
On June 28, a KABC-Channel 7 segment about the upcoming Mexican presidential election featured the commentary of Octavio Pescador, coordinator of the UCLA Latin American Institute. visiting assistant professor of Chicano studies, and associate director of the UCLA Center for Community Learning.
Professor Kevin Terraciano was interviewed by Agencia EFE about his latest research project: translating the Codex Sierra.
Efraín Kristal, UCLA professor of comparative literature and of Spanish and Portuguese, was interviewed Tuesday on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Here on Earth" about Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, who was recently awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature.
An article in today's La Opinión about the evolution of street names in Los Angeles highlights research by UCLA professor of history Juan Gomez-Quiñones on the changing of street names from Spanish to English and other examples of the city's erasure of Latino history.
Sunday's New York Times Magazine reported on the lives of undocumented students at UCLA and their support for the federal DREAM Act, which would grant certain qualified undocumented students permanent residency in the U.S. and provide a path to citizenship.
Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Friday in a Bloomberg article about Chile's economy.
An article in today’s La Opinión about a recent conference exploring issues faced by indigenous Latin American immigrants living in the U.S. highlighted the participation of Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, a project director with UCLA's Downtown Labor Center. Rivera-Salgado is quoted.
Rescued Miners May Face Health Problems
Dr. Mark Morocco, assistant professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and associate residency director of emergency medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was interviewed Tuesday on CNN International about the possible health risks the recently rescued Chilean miners may face.
The Los Angeles Times reports on courses at UCLA offering instruction in indigenous Latin American languages. Felipe Lopez, a UCLA lecturer in linguistics and author of the first Zapotec–Spanish–English dictionary, is quoted.
Efraín Kristal, UCLA professor of comparative literature and of Spanish and Portuguese, was interviewed Thursday on the PBS "NewsHour" about Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. Kristal, who wrote a book on Vargas Llosa, was also quoted Thursday in an L.A. Forward blog and today in a Los Angeles Times article about Vargas Llosa.
Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Friday in a Washington Times column about Brazil's presidential election.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday, and Dominican Today reports today, on Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernández’s recent visit to campus, where he met with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and others to forge stronger academic and economic ties with California.
Britain’s Financial Times reported Sunday on the expected launch of a global executive M.B.A. program offered jointly by the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Chile’s Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.
The Associated Press and a Sacramento Bee blog reported Friday, and La Opinión reported Saturday, on Chilean President Sebastián Piñera's visit to UCLA, where he met with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and others in an effort to forge stronger economic and academic ties with the state.
UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archeology is profiled today in an Examiner blog column. Charles "Chip" Stanish, director of the Cotsen Institute and a professor of anthropology, is quoted.
El Diario–La Prensa reports today on the UCLA Film & Television Archive's upcoming series “Viva la Revolución!: The Mexican Revolution on Film,” which presents films from Mexico and around the world that depict the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Paul Malcolm, a programmer with the archive, is quoted.
An article in Tuesday’s Chronicle of Higher Education about the increasing number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities highlighted UCLA's "global siblings" program, which allows domestic students to function as resources and friends to international classmates.
Grob, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and director of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, was quoted Saturday in a Denver Post article about the increased tourism to the Peruvian jungle to participate in ayahuasca plant rituals, which are reported to help the mental health of participants.
Argentina's El Liberal on Thursday highlighted research by Sebastian Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, on how poor-quality public education in many areas of Latin America contributes to poverty and income inequality. Edwards was quoted.
La Opinion reports on a new book written by Octavio Pescador, visiting assistant professor of Chicano studies and associate director of the UCLA Center for Community Learning, aimed at helping children connect with the history and culture of Mesoamerica. The book will be used at the UCLA Community School, a pilot school partnership between UCLA and the Los Angeles Unified School District committed to providing high-quality education to students in the city's Koreatown neighborhood.
Gonzalez, professor emeritus of political science, was quoted Wednesday in a CNN.com article about a Cuban law restricting emigration from the country's rural areas to the capital city of Havana.
Suber, UCLA professor emeritus of film and television, was quoted Thursday in a San Diego Union-Tribune article about the selection of a Mexican short film to be shown at the Cannes film festival.
Bautista, professor of general internal medicine and health services research and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, was quoted Tuesday in a Silver City Sun-News (New Mexico) article exploring the origin and history of Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
The Los Angeles Wave reported Wednesday, and KABC-790 AM reported April 9, on Haitian ambassador to the U.S. Raymond Joseph's recent visit to the UCLA School of Nursing, during which he thanked medical personnel for their relief efforts following the Jan. 12 earthquake. Patti Taylor, a lecturer at the nursing school, and Barbara Bates-Jensen, an associate professor at the nursing school and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, were quoted in the Wave.
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