The Institute in the News
(This article is in Korean.)
(This article is in Korean.)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon interviewed by Patt Morrison on KPCC in advance of his UCLA appearance on March 1, 2010.
The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reports today on a study by Robert Wayne, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Melissa Gray, a UCLA graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology, that used gene evidence to show that smaller domesticated dogs likely descended from grey wolves in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago. Gray is quoted.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will present United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the UCLA Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the campus. Established in 1979, the medal is awarded to those who have made truly extraordinary and distinguished contributions to their professions and to society. Ban will also deliver the Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace, followed by a question-and-answer session.
China's Xinhua News Service reported Tuesday that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak at UCLA on March 2 about the role of the UN in an era of global changes and will receive the UCLA Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the campus.
Agence France-Presse reports today on a study by Robert Wayne, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Melissa Gray, a UCLA graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology, that used gene evidence to show that smaller domesticated dogs likely descended from grey wolves in Iraq more than 12,000 years ago. Gray is quoted.
Commentary by David Kaye, executive director of the International Human Rights Program at the UCLA School of Law, appeared Sunday in a Los Angeles Times column featuring the opinions of military and human rights lawyers on the legality and legitimacy of targeted killings.
Wallace, associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor at the UCLA School of Public Health, was quoted Sunday in a San Francisco Chronicle article about feelings of isolation among aging Indian parents whose children have moved overseas.
Wired.com reported on "Gadget OK!", an exhibition currently on view at UCLA's Broad Art Center that features robotic devices from Japan. The exhibition, curated by Machiko Kusahara, a visiting research scholar at the UCLA Art|Sci Center, runs through March 4.
Ortega, director of the UCLA Institute for Social Research and professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to cut funding to state programs that aid low-income immigrants who don't yet qualify for federal welfare.
El Fadl, UCLA professor of law, was quoted Tuesday in a Washington Post article about allegations of religious bias leveled against the federal agency responsible for monitoring international religious freedom.
Today's Los Angeles Times features an op-ed by Saree Makdisi, UCLA professor of English and comparative literature, about the Simon Wiesenthal Centers plans to construct an annex of its Los Angelesbased Museum of Tolerance on the site of a centuries-old Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem.
An article in Sunday's La Opinin on Los Angelesarea museums mounting exhibitions in conjunction with this year's bicentennial of Mexican independence and centennial of the Mexican Revolution highlighted the Fowler Museum at UCLA's Fowler in Focus: X-Voto The Retablo-Inspired Art of David Mecalco, currently on display.
UCLA geography professor Jared Diamond was featured Thursday on National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation," discussing why Haiti remains the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.
Nigeria's Guardian on Tuesday previewed the UCLA African Activist Association's "Spoken Word and Performance Art Benefit for Haiti," which was held Thursday in UCLA's Neuroscience Research Building and featured art, music, stand-up comedy, poetry and dance.
The Los Angeles Times reports on the UCLA Film and Television Archive's "20th Annual "Celebration of Iranian Cinema," which highlights Iranian features, shorts and documentaries. The series begins today at the UCLA Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater and runs through Feb. 20. Archive director Jan-Christopher Horak is quoted.
The San Antonio Express-News reported on a recent lecture at a San Antonio college by UCLA geography professor Jarred Diamond, who spoke about what society today can learn from the collapse of previous civilizations. Diamond was quoted.
Gen. Clark speaks in favor of Obama's repealing the military's "don't ask/don't tell" policy.
Japanese TV Highlights Pioneering UCLA Nanoscientist
James Gimzewski, UCLA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA, was featured Sunday in an installment of Japanese television network NHK's "The Proposal for the Future." The program highlighted Gimzewski's pioneering research in nanoscience and nanotechnology and his collaborative work with Japanese scientists, and included footage of the CNSI.
Hovannisian, UCLA professor of Armenian and Near Eastern history, is quoted today in a Belfast Telegraph column on Israel's lack of official recognition of the Armenian genocide.
Monday's Huffington Post featured a guest blog by Jonathan Greenblatt, a lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, about the disaster in Haiti and Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service and helping others.
An article in the Malaysian Insider about race relations in Brazil highlights "Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color In Brazil," a 2006 book by UCLA sociology professor Edward Telles documenting race consciousness, poverty and racial inequalities in Brazil.
Salon today features a Q&A today with Andrew Apter, director of UCLA's African Studies Center and a professor of history and anthropology, about Haitian history and religious practices. The piece is a response to televangelist Pat Robertsons recent remarks that the massive earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday was a religious punishment.
Though born in Germany and living in Los Angeles, Burglind Jungmann has always been drawn to Korea, its culture, its history and its art. The interview needs one correction: rather than of M.A. students Jungmann spoke of more than six hundred B.A. students she has taught at UCLA over the years.