The Institute in the News
Rapoport, UCLA professor emeritus of political science, was quoted Monday in a Whittier Daily News article on how the killing of Osama bin Laden might affect President Obama’s reelection chances in 2012.
Binder, UCLA professor of political science, was quoted Monday in a Whittier Daily News article on how the killing of Osama bin Laden might affect President Obama’s reelection chances in 2012.
Science Insider and LA Weekly and Foreign Policy blogs reported Monday, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Los Angeles Times blogs report today, on a 2009 study led by UCLA associate professor of geography Thomas Gillespie and UCLA professor of geography John Agnew that utilized satellite imagery and geographic analysis in an effort to determine where Osama bin Laden was hiding. Gillespie was quoted in the coverage.
Spiegel, professor of political science and director of UCLA’s Center for Middle East Development, was quoted Monday in a CNN article about the future of al-Qaeda after the killing of Osama bin Laden.
UCLA faculty members interviewed about the assassination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on Sunday: Steven Spiegel, director of UCLA’s Center for Middle East Development, was featured Sunday on KTLA-Channel 5 and is quoted today in a CNN blog article; James Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, was featured Sunday on KTTV-Channel 11 and today on KTLA-Channel 5; and Amy Zegart, associate professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was featured Sunday on KTLA-Channel 5.
The Associated Press reported Sunday, and KCRW-89.9 FM reported today, that due to illness, the Dalai Lama was canceling his scheduled May 2 visit to UCLA, where he planned to deliver a lecture and participate in a symposium.
Today's Washington Times features an op-ed by Xandra Kayden, a senior fellow at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, about the United States’ political relationship with Azerbaijan and the threat of radical Islamist terrorism in that country and other parts of Central Asia and the Middle East.
Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, was quoted Wednesday in a CNN online article about an agreement by rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah to form a unity government in the West Bank and Gaza.
An article in today's Stockton Record about Cinco de Mayo cites research 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, on the origin of Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
A Los Angeles Times blog reported Wednesday on the UCLA Film and Television Archive's upcoming series featuring Patricio Guzman's documentaries dealing with the 1973 coup that overthrew Chilean President Salvador Allende, and the archive's current retrospective series on the films of writer-director Richard Brooks.
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.