The Institute in the News
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.
Rapoport, UCLA professor emeritus of political science, was quoted Saturday in a New York Times article exploring the psychology of terrorists.
A New York Times blog on Wednesday featured research by Matthew Kahn, professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, and colleagues that analyzed the carbon footprints of various Chinese cities.
The Los Angeles Times, a New York Times blog and La Opinin highlight a new report by Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, UCLA associate professor of Chicano studies, asserting that immigration reform that would legalize undocumented immigrants in the U.S. could help create jobs, increase wages and generate more tax revenue. The Miami Herald cited the study Wednesday in an article about Catholic leaders urging President Obama to make immigration reform a priority.
On December 16, 2009, Professor John Duncan, Director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, received the Korea Foundation Award in Seoul, Korea for a lifetime of contributions to Korean studies worldwide.
Professor Zegart declares the Christmas Day attack a major intelligence failure.
Prof. Zegart calls foiled terror incident over Detroit worse than 9/11.