The Institute in the News
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.
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.
Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Monday in a New York Times article about the economic challenges Chile faces in the wake of the recent devastating earthquake.
Sebastian Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was interviewed Wednesday on National Public Radio's "Marketplace" about the economic challenges Chile's new president will face in the wake of the recent devastating earthquake.
La Cronica de Hoy, EFE News Service and Notimex News Service report today on Wednesday's lecture at UCLA by Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, a prominent Mexican politician and three-time presidential candidate, who spoke about the centennial of the 1910 Mexican Revolution. KVEA-Channel 52 reported on the talk Wednesday.
Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted in a Business Week article about steps Chile's president may have to take to help the country rebuild.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today's New America Media features a column by David Hayes-Bautista, UCLA professor of general internal medicine and health services research and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, about historical Mexican Independence Day celebrations in California.
California's Visalia Times-Delta reports on The Portuguese Presence in California," a new book by Eduardo Dias, UCLA professor emeritus of Portuguese, that explores the economic and cultural contributions of the Portuguese community in California.
Miller-McCune magazine reports today on UCLA's International Medical Graduate program, which prepares doctors trained in Mexico and other parts of Latin America for primary care residencies in California hospitals and, ultimately, positions as board-certified family physicians in the state's underserved minority communities. Dr. Patrick Dowling, program co-founder and chair of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, is quoted.
LA Weekly reports today on "Aztec Mummies and Martian Invaders," the UCLA Film & Television Archive's current retrospective series exploring Mexican science-fiction films of the 1950s and '60s.
New America Media today features an op-ed by David Hayes-Bautista, professor of general internal medicine and health services research and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, about the potential impact of health care reforms on immigrants.
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