The Institute in the News
With the takedown of Anwar al-Alwaki, one more leadership piece of al-Qaida has been smashed. But even more importantly, this demonstrates the effectiveness of the US's adaptation to strike directly and covertly at terrorists, anywhere in the world, says Wesley Clark, senior fellow, Burkle Center for International Relations.
"Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia," a comprehensive retrospective of work by the famed Cuban American artist is highlighted in a Los Angeles Times article. The exhibition is on display at the Fowler Museum at UCLA September 18, 2011 - January 8, 2012.
The modest funding for International Education and Foreign Language Studies is vital to maintaining and enhancing our critical workforce needs. The institutional capacity on university campuses across the nation that exists today has taken decades to build and would be impossible to easily recapture once these programs are slashed. These cuts threaten that capacity.
L.A. Downtown News reports that the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16-26), will showcase films representing 30 countries. This year's International Spotlight, co-sponsored by the Latin American Institute, focuses on films from Cuba. The program includes Latin American Institute host film Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba, a documentary about 14,000 Cuban children who in 1961 and ’62 were sent by their parents to the United States.
An article in Education Week about federal budget cuts for K–12 and college-level foreign-language instruction programs highlighted UCLA's National Heritage Language Resource Center programs, which give students a chance to learn or reconnect with their ancestral languages.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported on a UCLA study showing that global warming over the next 40 years will likely open up Arctic shipping routes while severely limiting transportation along inland trucking routes. Study author Scott Stephenson, a UCLA graduate student in geography, was quoted.
UCLA prof. John Duncan says globalizing Korean Studies is key task for scholars outside peninsula
An article in Tuesday's Moscow Times about President Obama's plans to appoint a new ambassador to Russia cited Daniel Treisman, UCLA professor of political science, as one of the foremost experts on Russia since the Cold War.
A UCLA study showing that global warming over the next 40 years will likely open up Arctic shipping routes while limiting inland trucking was highlighted Sunday by Reuters; Monday by Agence France-Presse, the Toronto Globe & Mail, Canada's Postmedia News, the London Times, a Nature blog and the Alaska Dispatch; and today by the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch. Study author Scott Stephenson, a UCLA graduate student, and co-author Laurence C. Smith, UCLA professor of geography, were quoted.
France's Politis on Thursday featured an interview with Abigail Saguy, associate professor and vice chair of the UCLA Department of Sociology, about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair and differences in the way issues of sexual harassment are addressed in France and the U.S.
Wednesday's Daily News Egypt featured an op-ed by Saree Makdisi, UCLA professor of English and comparative literature, on President Obama's recent speech about U.S. policy in the Middle East and how it applies to Palestinians.
Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Tuesday in a Reuters column about Asia not putting forth a candidate to head the International Monetary Fund following Dominique Strass-Kahn's departure.
Spiegel, professor of political science and director of UCLA’s Center for Middle East Development, was quoted Tuesday in an International Business Times article about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on May 24.
Nguyen-vo, UCLA associate professor of Asian languages and cultures, is quoted today in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the cultural gap between Vietnamese immigrants and their American-raised children.
India West reported Monday a campus event organized by UCLA's Center for India and South Asia at which Yale professor Tariq Thachil was honored with the Sardar Patel Award, administered by the center, for his research on modern India. Center director Sanjay Subrahmanyam, UCLA's Doshi Professor of Pre-Modern Indian History, was quoted.
National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" on Monday referenced a Washington Post op-ed by Juliet Williams, UCLA associate professor of women's studies, criticizing the way in which the media has referred to both former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s adulterous affair and former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged sexual assault as "sex scandals."
The Washington Post featured an op-ed by Juliet Williams, UCLA associate professor of women’s studies, criticizing the way in which the media has referred to both former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s adulterous affair and former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged sexual assault as "sex scandals."
Saturday’s Los Angeles Daily News featured a column by Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, clinical professor of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, about the low incidence of tetanus in the U.S., due mainly to routine health care and vaccinations not always available in other countries.
Robert Cargill, adjunct assistant professor of Near Eastern languages and cultures and instructional technology coordinator for UCLA's Center for Digital Humanities, was interviewed Friday on Fresno's KMJ-580 AM about ancient Hebrew texts and his research on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Canada’s Edmonton Journal on Sunday featured an interview with Abigail Saguy, associate professor and vice chair of the UCLA Department of Sociology, about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair and differences in the way issues of sexual harassment are addressed in France and the U.S.
Bodiford, UCLA professor of Asian languages and cultures, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about how pedestrian crosswalk etiquette in Japan reflects cultural values.
James Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, was interviewed Tuesday on KCRW-89.9 FM's “To the Point” about current developments in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
Danovitch, medical director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a Bloomberg article about the illicit global market for organ transplants.
Hinojosa-Ojeda, UCLA associate professor of Chicano studies, was quoted Sunday in a Los Angeles Times article about various states' approaches to the issue of college tuition for undocumented immigrants.
C. Cindy Fan, UCLA professor of geography and Asian American studies, was interviewed today on China Radio International's “Today” show about new data from China's census showing that the country now has as many senior citizens as children.