The Institute in the News
Iwamoto, UCLA associate professor of radiation oncology, was cited Thursday in a Los Angeles Times Q&A about possible radiation exposure from Japan's nuclear reactors.
Today's Los Angeles Times features a Q&A with Dr. Kozue Shimabukuro, a pediatric critical care doctor at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, who has joined a pediatric disaster relief team in Japan.
The London Evening Standard features a review of “The New North: The World in 2050," a book by UCLA professor of geography Laurence Smith that 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.
Keisuke Iwamoto, UCLA associate professor of radiation oncology, was interviewed Friday on KTTV-Channel 11's "Good Day L.A." about the potential that radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear reactors could reach California and adversely affect residents' health. Iwamoto also answered questions Thursday for a Los Angeles Times online Q&A and was quoted Saturday in a New York Daily News article on the topic.
Ivan Catton, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was interviewed Thursday on KTLA-Channel 5 about potential radiation from Japan's overheating nuclear reactors.
Mariko Tamanoi, UCLA professor of anthropology, was interviewed on NBC's “Today Show” about the role of the Japanese royal family in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami.
William McBride, a professor in the department of radiation oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was interviewed Monday on Telemundo and China Central Television and Tuesday on the Christian Broadcasting Network and Seoul Broadcasting System Radio about the current problems with Japan’s nuclear reactors and the potential impact on human health in both Japan in California. McBride was also quoted Tuesday in a Los Angeles Times article about the effects of radiation.
Abe, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture of Urban Design, was quoted Tuesday in a Rafu Shimpo article about efforts by Japanese and Japanese Americans in Los Angeles to contact family members affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami.
William McBride, a professor in the department of radiation oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA was interviewed multiple times since Saturday on KCBS-Channel 2 | KCAL-Channel 9, KNBC-Channel 4, KTLA-Channel 5, KABC-Channel 7 and KTTV-Channel 11 about problems with Japan's nuclear reactors and the potential impact on human health, both in Japan and California. He is quoted today in an LA Weekly blog on the subject.
Friday's Washington Post featured an op-ed by Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.), a senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, on the current rebellion in Libya and U.S. intervention policy since Vietnam.
Brymer, director of terrorism and disaster programs at the UCLA–Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, was quoted Saturday in a Los Angeles Times blog article about post-traumatic stress disorder in the wake of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.
Treisman, UCLA professor of political science, is quoted in a Washington Post article about how Russia has benefited politically and economically from its oil reserves during the current turmoil in the Middle East.
Raustiala, professor of law and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, was quoted Sunday in a San Francisco Chronicle article about a battle between Chevron Corp. and a group of lawyers fighting the company over oil field pollution in Ecuador.
Mexican President Visits U.S.
Octavio Pescador, visiting assistant professor of Chicano studies and associate director of the UCLA Center for Community Learning, was interviewed Thursday on KMEX-Channel 34 about Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s recent visit to the U.S. and his policy talks with President Obama.
UCLA Celebrates 50 Years of Peace Corps
KFWB-980 AM on Wednesday featured an interview with journalist Maureen Orth about her participation in a panel discussion at UCLA with MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews and Peace Corps director Aaron S. Williams, part of a series of UCLA events celebrating the Peace Corps' 50th anniversary.
The Los Angeles Times features an editorial today written by Kal Raustiala, professor of law and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, about how the American diplomat who has been accused of killing two men in Pakistan has brought to light issues surrounding diplomatic immunity.
KPCC-89.3 FM reported Wednesday on UCLA's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, a series of events that began Wednesday evening with a panel discussion featuring MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews and Peace Corps director Aaron S. Williams and runs through Saturday, March 5. CNN.com posted a video Wednesday highlighting the Peace Corps experiences of three individuals, including Robert Spich, senior lecturer at UCLA Anderson School, and Adrianna Publico, UCLA MBA student.
The New York Times features an op-ed by Lara Stemple, director of the UCLA School of Law's graduate studies program and Health and Human Rights Law Project, about the sexual abuse and rape of men and boys during wartime.
The Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Breeze report today on UCLA's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, a series of events that begins tonight with a panel discussion featuring MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews and Peace Corps director Aaron S. Williams and runs through Saturday, March 5. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block is quoted in the Daily Breeze.
Today's Los Angeles Times features an op-ed by journalist and UCLA alumna Maureen Orth about her experiences in the Peace Corps. The piece references her role on a March 2 panel at UCLA, part of a series of campus events celebrating the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary.
UCLA professor of history James Gelvin was interviewed Tuesday on San Francisco station KQED-88.5 FM's “Forum” about the current uprising in Libya and civil unrest in other parts of North Africa and the Middle East.
Fan, UCLA professor of geography and Asian American studies, was quoted Feb. 10 in an Atlantic magazine article about Beijing’s suburbs.
Tirado, adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health, was quoted Monday in an Agence France-Presse article about the potential of climate change to create millions of "environmental refugees" over the next decade.
Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, was quoted Sunday in a San Francisco Chronicle article about California medical marijuana dispensaries and the Mexican drug trade.
An article in Friday's New York Times about reactions among Egyptians in the U.S. to the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak's regime referenced UCLA professor of law Khaled Abou El Fadl, who has been discussing with Egyptian jurists ways to rewrite the country's constitution. El Fadl was quoted.