The Institute in the News
The Big Think 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.
Parade magazine on Sunday named the discovery of a 5,500-year-old shoe in Armenia by an international team of archaeologists one of the year’s 10 most amazing discoveries. The team included eight researchers and students from UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.
China, Russia Say No to Dollar
Lee Ohanian, professor of economics and vice chair of undergraduate studies for the UCLA Department of Economics, was interviewed Tuesday on KABC-790 AM's "Larry Elder Show" about China and Russia agreeing to stop using the U.S. dollar in bilateral trade.
Today's Huffington Post features an editorial co-written by Michael Intriligator, UCLA professor emeritus of economics and political science, urging the U.S. to end the war in Afghanistan.
Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, is quoted today in a Time article exploring the results of Portugal’s 2001 law decriminalizing drug possession.
Valadez, UCLA associate professor of education, is quoted today in a La Opinión article about a report by the California state auditor that revealed that local government agencies are failing to translate materials for non-English speakers in their communities.
Bhagwan Chowdhry, professor of finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was featured in a Forbes India article about his proposal that governments around the world create online bank accounts with $100 for all newborn babies.
A speech by Odeh Aburdene at a conference sponsored by Abana, August 6, 2010, Salve Regina, Newport, RI.
Kaye, executive director of the International Human Rights Program at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Wednesday in a USA Today article about the first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial being acquitted of all but one charge.
An article on today’s Los Angeles Times’ online response forum, Blowback, suggesting that the UC system attract more foreign students — who would pay higher out-of-state tuition — cites UCLA as the only UC school to rank in the top 20 U.S. colleges in international student enrollment.
Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, is quoted today in a Wall Street Journal piece about proposed European Union legislation that would give people the "right to be forgotten" — to have all of their history permanently erased from the Internet.
Today the New York Times “Freakonomics” blog features a guest post co-written by Kal Raustiala, professor of law and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, about the two types of innovators: pioneers, the “lonely geniuses” who come up with big ideas, and tweakers, the reformers who turn those ideas into brilliant products.
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.