The Institute in the News
The Table Conversation blog reported Tuesday on the UCLA Asia Institutes Creating and Consuming Asian Cuisines" conference, at which culinary experts and UCLA graduate students and professors discussed topics associated with the diversity of Asian food in Los Angeles.
Asia Turning into a Gambling Hot Spot
Dr. Timothy Fong, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and co-director of the UCLA Impulse Control Disorders Clinic, was interviewed Tuesday on FOX Business Networks Varney & Company on Asias emerging gambling industry.
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.
Professor Steven Spiegel comments on Washington's notion of Obama Plan, a vocalization of where the United States stands on the altercation between Israel and Palestine.
The Daily Bruin Radio Podcast interviews UCLA women's studies lecturer Shiva Falsafi on the relationship between social movements and democratic institutions in Iran. She will speak today, Thursday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in 10383 Bunche Hall.
The Armenian Reporter reports today on two recent events hosted on campus by Richard G Hovannisian, UCLA professor emeritus of Armenian and Near Eastern history, in commemoration of the 95th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Hovannisian is quoted.
The May issue of Discover magazine highlights the work of UCLA associate professor of geography Gregory Okin in an article exploring the connection between increasing levels of dust worldwide and the degradation of grasslands into barren desert. Okin is quoted.
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.
Armenian American newspaper Asbarez reported Friday on a conference at UCLA sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies and the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies that highlighted research on historic Armenian provinces, cities and communities in Asia Minor. Peter Cowe, Narekatsi Professor in the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, was cited.
Sunday's Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by Kal Raustiala, professor of law and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, examining the historical notion that the pope is a head of state and that the Vatican is a sovereign nation.
A Los Angeles Times blog reported Friday on the "Recovered Voices" concert and symposium at UCLA organized by Kenneth Reinhard, UCLA associate professor of English, and co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, which featured musical works suppressed by the Nazis.
The Los Angeles Times reports today that Gustavo Arellano, author of the popular OC Weekly column "Ask a Mexican!" and a UCLA Latin American Studies alumnus (MA '03), will deliver the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for the UCLA College of Letters and Science on June 11. Judith L. Smith, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education in the UCLA College, was quoted.
An article in todays Washington Times on Chinese governmentfunded cultural centers in the U.S. highlights the Confucius Institute at UCLA, which is designed to foster an understanding of Chinese culture, arts and language and is supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education's Office of Chinese Language Council International. Susan Pertel Jain, executive director of the institute, is quoted.
Gen. Clark co-chaired a report that supports U.S. efforts to press the generals who have ruled Myanmar for decades to hold credible elections and to give more rights to minorities and activists.
Tang, the Carter Professor of Business Administration at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about Googles conflict with China over censorship.
Immigration Issues Stir Controversy
An op-ed on immigration reform efforts in today's San Jose Mercury News cites a January 2010 report by Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, UCLA associate professor of Chicano studies, asserting that immigration reform to legalize undocumented immigrants in the U.S. would help create jobs, increase wages and generate more tax revenue.
Zhou, UCLA professor of sociology, was quoted Monday in a Washington Post article about the efforts of American boarding schools to recruit students from East Asia.
Hitoshi Abe, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, was featured Saturday in a National Public Radio "Morning Edition" segment on two Japanese architecture partners who received the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highest honor.
Tang, the Carter Professor of Business Administration at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about Google's conflict with China over censorship.
Today's Los Angeles Times features an op-ed piece co-written by Matthew Kahn, a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, questioning the accuracy of a recent report estimating the costs of implementing AB 32, California's global warming solutions law.
Spiegel, professor of political science and director of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, is quoted today in a Bloomberg article about diplomatic relations between the United States and Israel.
An article in today's U.S. News & World Report highlights research by Matthew Kahn, a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, examining the ways in which socioeconomic and geographic factors influence death tolls from natural disasters in various countries. Kahn is quoted.
Monday's Huffington Post featured a column by Jonathan Greenblatt, a lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, about World Water Day, an international initiative to promote greater access to clean water for drinking, sanitation and hygiene in low-income countries around the world.
Tang, the Carter Professor of Business Administration at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Thursday in a Bloomberg article about Googles conflict with China over censorship laws.
A March 13 New York Times article about Haitian art and artists in the aftermath of the January earthquake references the Fowler Museum at UCLAs long and continued dedication to displaying Haitian art. Donald Cosentino, UCLA professor of world arts and cultures was cited.