The Institute in the News
MacFadyen, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, was quoted Friday in a Boston Globe article on the Russian rock band Mumiy Troll.
Dr. Brad Spellberg, assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, was interviewed Thursday on KCAL-Channel 9 about a new "superbug" from India that appears to be resistant to all antibiotics.
Thursday's New York Times featured an op-ed co-authored by Kal Raustiala, professor of law and director of UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, addressing the pros and cons of proposed legislation to extend copyright protection to the fashion industry.
Southern California's India Journal reported Thursday that UCLA professor of ethnomusicology Daniel Neuman has been named to UCLA's Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair in Indian Music. Neuman was quoted.
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.
Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday on the launch of a new collaborative biodiversity research center on the island of Bali involving UCLA a number of other U.S. and Indonesian universities. Paul Barber, chief researcher at the center and a UCLA associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted.
China's Xinhua News Agency reported Monday on UCLA's Confucius Institute, which is designed to foster an understanding of Chinese culture, arts and language in the United States. Susan Pertel Jain, the institute's director, was quoted.
Albert Carnesale, UCLA chancellor emeritus and a professor of public policy and mechanical and aerospace engineering, was featured Friday in CNN report on a new documentary examining the threat of unchecked nuclear proliferation. Carnesale recently led a National Academy of Sciences study assessing the nation's ability to identify the source of nuclear weapons that could be used in terrorist attacks.
A Salon article published Tuesday about taxation and social spending in the U.S. references "The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike" by UCLA history professor Peter Baldwin, which illustrates how social, environmental, health care and other differences between the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe are less significant than commonly assumed.
Yin, UCLA professor of geology, was quoted Friday in a RedOrbit article about a study tracing the formation of the Himalayas through a genetic analysis of frogs.
Raustiala, professor of law and director of UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, was quoted Thursday in a New York Times blog article about copyright protection in the U.S. fashion industry.
Friday's New York Times featured an op-ed by Peter Baldwin, UCLA professor of history and author of "The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike," comparing work hours, vacation time and stress levels among Americans and Europeans.
The Christian Science Monitor reported Friday on a National Academy of Sciences study led by Albert Carnesale, UCLA chancellor emeritus and professor of public policy and mechanical and aerospace engineering, assessing the nation's ability to identify the source of nuclear weapons that could be used in terrorist attacks. Carnesale was quoted.
The New York Times reported Thursday on a National Academy of Sciences study led by Albert Carnesale, UCLA chancellor emeritus and professor of public policy and mechanical and aerospace engineering, assessing the nation's ability to identify the source of nuclear weapons that could be used in terrorist attacks. Carnesale was quoted.
China-based English-language TV network International Channel Shanghai reported Monday and Tuesday on a trip to Shanghai by a UCLA delegation aimed at strengthening and expanding ties with China, as well as a project by UCLA students studying this summer in China. Scott Waugh, UCLA executive vice chancellor and provost, was interviewed in the Monday broadcast, and R. Bin Wong, UCLA professor of history and director of the UCLA Asia Institute, was interviewed in the Tuesday broadcast.
Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.), a senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, was interviewed Monday on CNN's "Larry King Live" about the value and accuracy of the classified U.S. military documents concerning the war in Afghanistan recently made public by the WikiLeaks website.
National Geographic News and Asian News International report today on a National Geographic documentary highlighting new research by Robert Cargill, instructional technology coordinator for UCLA's Center for Digital Humanities, on the history and authorship of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. Cargill, who is featured in and narrates the documentary, is quoted in the coverage.
A new National Geographic documentary highlights research by Robert Cargill, instructional technology coordinator for UCLA's Center for Digital Humanities, on the history and authorship of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. Cargill is featured in and narrates the program.
Bholat, vice chair of clinical operations for the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, was quoted today in an American Medical News article about unlicensed physicians who have graduated from foreign medical schools practicing in the U.S.
An editorial in today's Los Angeles Times about steps the University of California has taken to deal with drastic state budget cuts cites an increase in enrollment by out-of-state and international students at UC campuses, including UCLA and UC Berkeley.
The Los Angeles Times reports today on UCLA's Williams Andrews Clark Memorial Library and its rare collections of works by William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and John Dryden, among others. Clark Library head librarian Bruce Whiteman is quoted.
An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about a teacher-training program that aims to illuminate 20th-century American history through the work of composer Antonin Dvorak references an interactive DVD on Dvorak created in 2003 by UCLA music professor Robert Winter. The DVD and a companion book on the composer are used in courses at a New Jersey high school.
The Los Angeles Times reports today, and KABC-Channel 7 reported Wednesday, on the increased enrollment of out-of-state and international students at University of California campuses, including UCLA. Thomas Lifka, UCLA associate vice chancellor for student academic services, is quoted in the L.A. Times.
The Associated Press and the Chronicle of Higher Education reported Tuesday that Timothy Tangherlini, a professor in UCLA's Scandinavian Section, and colleagues have been awarded a grant from Google Inc. for a study on automated literary analysis using Google Books' 12 million-book digital library.
Ross, UCLA associate professor of political science and chair of UCLA's International Development Studies Program, is cited today in a column in Korea's JoongAng Daily examining why so many more men have lost jobs than women during the global economic recession.