The Institute in the News
Efraín Kristal, UCLA professor of comparative literature and of Spanish and Portuguese, was a featured commentator Sunday on the Univision program "Aqui y Ahora" in a segment about Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature.
Britain's Financial Times on Friday featured a review of “The New North: The World in 2050” by UCLA professor of geography Laurence C. Smith, which argues that climate change and other global pressures will make Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades.
Maryland's Savage-Guilford Patch reported Sunday on Yoh Kawano, a lecturer in urban planning at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, who helped develop an interactive web map at UCLA that offers geographic information to help in Japanese recovery efforts. Kawano was quoted.
A Forbes blog reported Wednesday on the efforts of Dr. Linda Sarna, a professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, to reduce and deter smoking among women in China by engaging Chinese nurses in a program to identify and treat smokers. Sarna was quoted.
An op-ed in today's Los Angeles Times about the increasing divide between white "traditionalists" and white "progressives" in the U.S. highlighted research and a new book by Russell Jacoby, UCLA professor-in-residence of history, that argue that the world's most severe and violent conflicts arise within nations rather than between nations. Jacoby is quoted.
The Los Angeles Times reports on the UCLA Film & Television Archive's series “Patricio Guzman: The Watchful Eye,” which runs from April 29 through May 11 and features Guzman's documentaries dealing with the 1973 coup that overthrew Chile’s democratically elected President Salvador Allende. Paul Malcolm, an archive programmer, is quoted.
A story posted Thursday to a Los Angeles Times blog about the upcoming Little Tokyo Design Week cites the planning of festival leader Hitoshi Abe, chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and director of UCLA's Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies. Abe was quoted.
Monday's London Times today featured an interview with UCLA professor of geography Laurence C. Smith about his research on climate change and his book “The New North: The World in 2050," which argues that climate change and other global pressures will make Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades.
On Sunday, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported on a UCLA study led by Aradhna Tripati, UCLA assistant professor in the department of Earth and space sciences and the department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, finding that each summer global warming will raise Earth’s temperatures by melting all the ice in the Arctic Ocean. Tripati was quoted.
Hovannisian, UCLA professor emeritus of Armenian and Near Eastern history, was quoted Monday in a Voice of America article about the mass killings in Rwanda in 1994 and the Armenian Genocide of 1915–16.
Friday's New York Times featured an op-ed by C. Cindy Fan, UCLA professor of geography and Asian American studies, about China's real estate market.
A Los Angeles Times blog reported Wednesday on a UCLA Academic Senate panel reinstating admissions to the Islamic Studies program at UCLA. Ann Karagozian, chair of the Academic Senate, and Khaled Abou El Fadl, chair of Islamic Studies, were quoted.
El Fadl, UCLA professor of law, was quoted Tuesday in a Los Angeles Times article about a popular Egyptian televangelist.
A column in Sunday's Press of Atlantic City about economic problems in southern New Jersey cited research by Robert Jensen, professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, examining eating habits and undernourishment among people in China.
USA Today features a profile of Dr. Kozue Shimabukuro, a pediatric critical care doctor at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, who spent three weeks working with a pediatric disaster relief team in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami. Shimabukuro is quoted.
Ivan Catton, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was featured Wednesday in a video and article on the Voice of America website about America sending large construction pumps to Japan to help pump cooling water into Japan's damaged nuclear reactors.
CNN Money reports today on a presentation by UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability professor Matthew Kahn at Fortune's Brainstorm Green Conference in which he addressed how the United States can benefit from China’s investments and advances in green technology. Kahn is quoted.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education on Tuesday profiled Dr. Kozue Shimabukuro, a pediatric critical care doctor at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, who spent three weeks working with a pediatric disaster relief team in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami. Shimabukuro was quoted.
Asli Bali, UCLA professor of law, was interviewed Thursday on KPFK 90.7 FM's "Background Briefing" about the U.S.–led military intervention in Libya and international law.
Sunday's Chronicle of Higher Education featured an essay by Russell Jacoby, UCLA professor-in-residence of history, about how the world's most severe and violent conflicts arise within nations rather than between nations.
Tweets From Egypt's Revolution
The April issue of Geospatial Today reports on "HyperCities Egypt," a UCLA web project that streamed and the archived Twitter updates from protesters in Cairo, logging their location on a digital map of Egypt's capital. Project leaders Yoh Kawano, a member of the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities; Todd Presner, UCLA professor of Germanic languages and literature, digital humanities, and comparative literature; and David Shepard, a UCLA doctoral candidate in English, were cited.
Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, UCLA associate professor of Chicano studies, was interviewed Tuesday on KPCC-89.3 FM's "Madeleine Brand Show" about the news that participants in the Bracero program, which temporarily brought laborers from Mexico to the U.S. between the 1940s and '60s, would finally receive money due to them.
Brod, UCLA associate clinical professor of psychiatry, was quoted Sunday in a Hollywood Reporter article about a series of upcoming events at which the films of famed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar will be screened and psychoanalyzed.
Sunday's Chronicle of Higher Education reported on Yoh Kawano, a lecturer in urban planning at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, who has helped develop UCLA web projects that stream and archive Twitter updates from individuals in Japan and Libya and offer geographic information relevant to Japanese relief efforts. Kawano was quoted.
The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday on Dr. Kozue Shimabukuro, a pediatric critical care doctor at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, who has joined a pediatric disaster relief team in Japan. Shimabukuro was quoted.