The Institute in the News
Prof. Amy Zegart comments on parallels between 9/11 and the Christmas Day bombing.
A BusinessWeek article about quality-control issues that arise when American companies outsource manufacturing to China cites research by Christopher Tang, Carter Professor of Business Administration at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, showing that U.S. corporate outsourcing increased approximately 70 percent over the last decade.
Glen MacDonald, director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was featured in the BBC World News documentary series "Hot Cities," which explored global warming challenges and solutions in Los Angeles and Mumbai, India.
The Los Angeles Times features an op-ed by Glen MacDonald, director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, on the controversy stemming from the publication of illegally obtained e-mails that indicate several university professors may have manipulated research data on 20th-century climate change.
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in UCLA Today on likely outcome of UN Climate Change Conference
Prof. Raustiala comments on chances of nations reaching an agreement at UNFCCC (COP 15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, as group of UCLA environmental law students attends the conference.
BusinessWeek magazine reported Monday on efforts by American business schools, including the UCLA Anderson School of Management, to increase overseas recruitment in regions of Latin America and Africa. Mae Jennifer Shores, assistant dean and director of M.B.A. admissions at UCLA Anderson, was quoted.
Time magazine features a Q&A with UCLA professor of history Peter Baldwin about his new book, "The Narcissism of Minor Differences," which illustrates how social, environmental, health care and other differences between the United States and the nations of Western Europe are much smaller than is commonly assumed.
UCLA Fifth in Nation in Foreign Students
KNBC-Channel 4 and KTLA-Channel 5 reported Tuesday on a new report released this week by the Institute of International Education showing that UCLA ranked eighth among U.S. universities during the 200809 academic year in the number of foreign students enrolled, with approximately 5,600.
Baum, UCLA professor of political science and a member of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about President Obamas diplomatic visit to China.
A Forbes.com editorial highlights The Narcissism of Minor Differences, a new book by UCLA professor of history Peter Baldwin that illustrates how social, environmental, health care and other differences between the United States and the nations of Western Europe are much smaller than is commonly assumed.
Prof. Amy Zegart comments on CIA recruitment policy of informants and collaborators
Vanessa Fonseca, now a graduate teaching assistant in the University of New Mexicos Sabine Ulibarr Spanish as a Heritage Language program, said it took her all of two minutes to figure out a non-heritage Spanish class she stumbled into as an undergraduate was not for her.
The Voice of America Newspaper explores the role of Heritage Language Courses as youngsters regenerate cultural roots that assimilation almost severed.
Second- and third-generation immigrants tend to lose the language and culture of their ancestors. Adolfo Guzman-Lopez describes how high school students in a UCLA summer school course intended to break that pattern.
Edwards, Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is quoted today in a Wall Street Journal article profiling a presidential candidate in Chile.
The Los Angeles Times reports today on studies by researchers at UCLA, UC Berkeley and the University of Pittsburgh indicating that, as toddlers, children of poor Latino immigrants tend to lag behind their white middle-class counterparts in vocabulary, listening and problem-solving skills. Research co-author Dr. Alice Kuo, UCLA assistant clinical professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The Ventura County Star reported Friday on "Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art" and two other new exhibitions at the Fowler Museum at UCLA that explore various aspects of African American and African basketry arts and their historic connections.
Sundays Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by Saree Makdisi, UCLA professor of English and comparative literature, outlining what President Obama can do to help bring about peace in the Middle East. The op-ed was part of a collection of columns recommending steps the president should take to "make himself worthy" of his Nobel Peace Prize.
A Los Angeles Times blog reported Sunday on UCLA Live's recent presentation of "Uprising/In your rooms" a dance performance by Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter and his U.K.based dance company.
KCBS-Channel 2 | KCAL-Channel 9 reported Wednesday on the theft from UCLA's Ethnomusicology Department of 18 rare and expensive instruments from around the world. Jacqueline DjeDje, professor and chair of the department, was interviewed.
The Los Angeles Times today features a new 10-day film program on Iranian cinema by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Shannon Kelley, head of public programs for the archive, is quoted.
The Jewish Journal on Tuesday featured an opinion piece by Steven L. Spiegel, UCLA professor of political science and director of the Center for Middle East Development, on President Barack Obamas Mideast policy.
Wong, UCLA professor of history and director of the UCLA Asia Institute, was quoted October 3 in an article in Colombia's Semana magazine about remembrances of the Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong in 60th anniversary celebrations by the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
Nehring, UCLA professor of Germanic languages, is quoted today in a Chicago Tribune article about Herta Mueller, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in literature.
Professor Steven Spiegel finds President Obama's aggressive actions in the Middle East a needed change from George W. Bush's aloof avoidance of the situation. By taking an active role in delaying Iran's nuclear ambitions and supporting Israeli and Palestinian negotiations, President Obama is taking a more effective approach to peace in the region.