The Institute in the News
A New York Times blog reported Aug. 31, and the Economist reported Thursday, on "Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future," a new book by Matthew Kahn, a UCLA Institute of the Environment professor with joint appointments in economics and public policy, describing the changes that will be caused by climate change and how humans and societies will adapt to and mitigate those changes. Scientific American on Friday excerpted a portion of Kahn's book.
Robert Boyd, UCLA professor of anthropology, was featured Monday in a National Public Radio "Morning Edition" segment about how humans became the dominant species on Earth as a result of their ability to adapt quickly to new environments.
Tong, UCLA professor of political science, was quoted Saturday in a Singapore Straits Times article about Christianity in China.
New York Magazine and New Scientist reported Friday, and the Economist reported Thursday, on research by Anne Rimoin, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, showing that the eradication of smallpox in 1979 and the discontinuation of the smallpox vaccine have allowed monkeypox, a related and potentially fatal virus, to increase and thrive in certain parts of Africa. Rimoin was quoted in NY Magazine and New Scientist.
The Toronto Sun reports today on "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future" a new book by UCLA professor of geography Laurence Smith which argues that, as a result of climate change and other global pressures, sparsely populated Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States will become formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades.
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.
The New Zealand Herald reported Friday on UCLA's Fayum Archaeology Field Project, which is studying land and water use in relation to agricultural development in ancient Egypt.
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.
Scientific American reported Tuesday on a National Science Foundation-funded research project led by Lixia Zhang, professor of computer science at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, that aims to improve the way data is distributed on the Internet by developing new architecture.
Frerichs, professor emeritus of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, is quoted today in a Scientist article about the causes of the cholera outbreak in London in 1853.
Research by Anne Rimoin, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, showing that the eradication of smallpox in 1979 and the discontinuation of the smallpox vaccine has allowed monkeypox, a related and potentially fatal virus, to increase and thrive in certain parts of Africa was highlighted Monday by a Los Angeles Times blog, Tuesday by Scientific American and Scientist, and today by Reuters. Rimoin was quoted in the coverage.
The New York Times and a Nature blog reported Monday on research by Anne Rimoin, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, showing that the eradication of smallpox in 1979 and the elimination of the smallpox vaccine has allowed monkeypox, a related and potentially fatal virus, to increase and thrive in certain parts of Africa. Rimoin was quoted in the coverage.
The New York Times reported Monday on Operation Medical Libraries, a partnership between the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and other U.S. medical schools, along with hospitals, physicians and the U.S. military, to collect and distribute medical textbooks and journals to medical professionals in Afghanistan and other areas. Valerie Walker, director of the UCLA Medical Alumni Association, which initiated the project, was quoted.
A Los Angeles Times blog reported Friday on UCLA faculty members' and researchers' participation in the Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. Thom Mayne, UCLA distinguished professor of architecture and urban design; Greg Lynn, professor of architecture and urban design; Craig Hodgetts, professor of architecture and urban design; and Hitoshi Abe, professor and chair of the department of architecture and urban design, were cited.
Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is cited today in an article in India's Business Standard about foreign exchange trade taxes.
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.
An article in Wednesday's New York Times highlighted UCLA Extension's online foreign language courses. Krista Loretto, Extension's program manager for humanities, sciences, social sciences and health sciences, was quoted.
Wednesday's Huffington Post featured a column by Bhagwan Chowdhry, professor of finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, about a new text message-based complaint system in India.
John Duncan, director of the Center for Korean Studies and a professor in the Asian Languages and Cultures Department, has received the Manhae Grand Prize in academics from the Manhae Foundation in Korea.
Raustiala, professor of law and director of UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, was quoted Monday in a Los Angeles Business Journal article about a recent bill which would allow fashion designers to apply for copyright restrictions on their creations.
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.
Radio Australia News reported Aug. 11 on research by Amy Zegart, associate professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, on efforts to reform the intelligence apparatus in the United States. Zegart was quoted.
Education Week reported Tuesday on a UCLA study by Alison Bailey, UCLA professor of education, which questions the validity of home-language surveys to identify students who may need extra help learning English. The study found that surveys differ greatly between states and cannot adequately select students to receive language help.
Dang, UCLA postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in Asian American Studies, is quoted today in a USA Today article about the growing economy in Vietnam, which is providing incentives for Vietnamese-Americans to return to Vietnam after leaving in the 1970s.
A Monday Atlantic Wire column about Harvard University allegedly selling its investments in Israeli companies references a blog post on the topic by UCLA professor of law Stephen Bainbridge. Bainbridge is quoted.