The Institute in the News
Canada’s Edmonton Journal features a story today about Jared Diamond, UCLA professor of geography, relating to his research on why people continue to place blind faith in new technology despite its hidden consequences. Diamond is quoted.
An article published by Nature about the various experiments being conducted on the Tibetan Plateau to measure the effects of climate change cites the research of Yongwei Sheng, UCLA associate professor of geography, concluding that the area of lakes on the plateau has increased by 26 percent since the 1970s.
Professor Steven Spiegel comments on President Obama's chances of advancing the Middle East peace process after the midterms.
Kal Raustiala, professor of law and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, was interviewed Thursday on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" about the international economic and manufacturing processes behind the production of T-shirts.
The Los Angeles Times blog today highlights "New Voices From Vietnam," a UCLA Film & Television Archive retrospective beginning Friday at the Billy Wilder Theater.
Armenian Weekly reported Tuesday on an Oct. 23 conference at UCLA sponsored by the International Human Rights Law Association at the UCLA School of Law that featured panels and experts discussing issues related to reparations for the Armenian Genocide.
UCLA professor of geography Laurence Smith was interviewed Tuesday on KPCC-89.3 FM's "Patt Morrison Show" about his book "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future," which argues that climate change and other global pressures will make Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades.
C. Cindy Fan, UCLA professor of geography and Asian American studies, was interviewed on KPCC-89.3 FM's "Madeleine Brand Show" about China conducting its first census since 2000.
Galal, professor of public health and community health sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health, was quoted Monday in a Whittier Daily News article about a School of Public Health alumna who has launched a program in Afghanistan to train male health care providers on women's reproductive health and family planning issues.
Intriligator, UCLA professor emeritus of economics and political science, was quoted Monday in a Los Angeles Times article about al-Qaida members in Yemen and last week's discovery of explosives-rigged packages sent to the U.S. from that country.
Professor Steven Spiegel comments on the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace progress and the involvement of the United States.
The website of KPCC-89.3 FM reported Saturday on "Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future," a book by UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability professor Matthew Kahn that describes the transformations that will be caused by climate change and how cities will adapt to and mitigate those changes. Kahn is also featured in a video on the site.
A Sunday article in Korea's Jeju Weekly about the recent publication of the landmark "Encyclopedia of Korean Seasonal Customs" highlights the work of Timothy Tangherlini, a professor in UCLA's Scandinavian Section and the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, who was one of the encyclopedia's editors.
An Atlantic magazine blog reported Saturday on UCLA professor of geography Laurence Smith's new book, "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future," which argues that climate change and other global pressures will make Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades.
Bodiford, UCLA professor of Asian languages and cultures, is quoted today in a San Francisco Chronicle article about the recent publication of "The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye," a collection of the complete works of one of Buddhism's most important teachers.
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.
David MacFadyen, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, was interviewed Monday on BBC Russia about his website "Far From Moscow," which collects and promotes new music from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic nations.
An article in today's Los Angeles Times about a proposal to build a skateboard park adjacent to the Watts Towers references a recent conference at UCLA exploring the cultural and artistic significance of the towers. The event was sponsored by UCLA, Italy's University of Genoa and several other institutions.
Saturday's Los Angeles Times featured a review "Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future," a new book by UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability professor Matthew Kahn that describes the transformations that will be caused by climate change and how cities will adapt to and mitigate those changes. Kahn was quoted.
The Los Angeles Times reports today on concerns among students about the future of the UCLA Islamic Studies program, which has not admitted new students since 2007. Steven Nelson, UCLA professor of art history; Khaled Abou El Fadl, chairman of the program and UCLA professor of law; Scott Waugh, UCLA executive vice chancellor and provost; and Robin Garrell, UCLA professor of chemistry and former chair of the Academic Senate, are quoted.
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.
Bhagwan Chowdhry, professor of finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was interviewed Monday on CNN about his proposal that governments around the world create online bank accounts with $100 for all newborn babies.
Canada's Nunatsiaq News reported Tuesday on UCLA professor of geography Laurence Smith's new book, "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future," which argues that climate change and other global pressures will make Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades. Smith was quoted.
United Press International reported Wednesday on a study by Dr. Marilene Wang, professor-in-residence of head and neck surgery and a researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, that found that curcumin, the major component in the spice turmeric, enhanced a chemotherapy drug's ability to suppress head and neck cancer cell growth.