The Institute in the News
The January–February issue of Foreign Affairs features an essay co-authored by Daniel Treisman, UCLA professor of political science, on policy relations between the United States and Russia over recent decades.
An article in Thursday’s New York Times about potential organ donors being denied visas to enter the U.S. highlights the experiences of Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, professor of nephrology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and medical director of UCLA's kidney and pancreas transplantation program, and one of his transplant patients at UCLA.
Today's New York Times features a blog op-ed by Matthew Kahn, a professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability with joint appointments in the departments of economics and public policy, on how the United States can benefit from China’s investments and advances in green technology.
Friday's New York Times featured an op-ed by C. Cindy Fan, UCLA professor of geography and Asian American studies, on parenting skills and child-rearing strategies.
An article in Sunday’s Jamaica Gleaner about Brazil’s growing political and economic clout cited “Left Behind: Latin America and the False Promise of Populism,” a 2010 book by Sebastian Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Sondra Hale, UCLA professor of anthropology and women’s studies, was interviewed Tuesday on KPFK-90.7 FM about Southern Sudan's referendum on independence (broadcast dated Jan. 11, 2011).
CNN reports today, and the Financial Mirror, United Press International, Science 2.0, Deutsche Welle, Gizmodo, Newser, Red Orbit, NBC's "Today" show, KNX-1070 AM and Nano Patents and Innovations reported Tuesday, that scholars from UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and colleagues excavating a cave complex in southern Armenia have unearthed a 6,100-year-old wine-making facility. Excavation leaders Hans Barnard and Gregory Areshian were referenced in the coverage.
The Boston Globe reports today on “The Return: Russia’s Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev,” a new book by UCLA professor of political science Daniel Treisman examining recent Russian leaders and their domestic and foreign policies.
The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, AP, Reuters, Agence-France Presse, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, BBC News, Britain's Telegraph, AOL News, Gawker, and Neatorama report today, and National Geographic reported Monday, that scholars from UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and colleagues excavating a cave complex in southern Armenia have unearthed a 6,100-year-old wine-making facility, complete with a fermentation vat, a press, jars, vessels, and grape remnants.
The December 2010 issue of Conservation Magazine highlights the research of Susanna Hecht, professor of urban planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, and Sassan Saatchi, adjunct professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, which suggests that economic globalization may actually be aiding reforestation and the environment in many areas. Hecht is quoted.
An Associated Press article published Tuesday about a Japanese space probe's mission to Venus referenced Gerald Schubert, professor of Earth and space sciences and a researcher at the UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, who is a member of the space probe team. Schubert was quoted.
Wednesday's New York Times featured a column by Peter Baldwin, UCLA professor of history and author of “The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike,” arguing that while many European scholars come to teach at American universities, European institutions are drawing academics away from U.S. universities as well.
A column in Friday's Huffington Post suggesting possible Christmas presents for President Obama recommends “Left Behind: Latin America and the False Promise of Populism” by Sebastian Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
The Big Think blog reported Saturday on UCLA professor of geography Laurence Smith's new book, "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future," 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.
Parade magazine on Sunday named the discovery of a 5,500-year-old shoe in Armenia by an international team of archaeologists one of the year’s 10 most amazing discoveries. The team included eight researchers and students from UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.
China, Russia Say No to Dollar
Lee Ohanian, professor of economics and vice chair of undergraduate studies for the UCLA Department of Economics, was interviewed Tuesday on KABC-790 AM's "Larry Elder Show" about China and Russia agreeing to stop using the U.S. dollar in bilateral trade.
Today's Huffington Post features an editorial co-written by Michael Intriligator, UCLA professor emeritus of economics and political science, urging the U.S. to end the war in Afghanistan.
Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, is quoted today in a Time article exploring the results of Portugal’s 2001 law decriminalizing drug possession.
Valadez, UCLA associate professor of education, is quoted today in a La Opinión article about a report by the California state auditor that revealed that local government agencies are failing to translate materials for non-English speakers in their communities.
Bhagwan Chowdhry, professor of finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was featured in a Forbes India article about his proposal that governments around the world create online bank accounts with $100 for all newborn babies.
A speech by Odeh Aburdene at a conference sponsored by Abana, August 6, 2010, Salve Regina, Newport, RI.
Kaye, executive director of the International Human Rights Program at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Wednesday in a USA Today article about the first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial being acquitted of all but one charge.
An article on today’s Los Angeles Times’ online response forum, Blowback, suggesting that the UC system attract more foreign students — who would pay higher out-of-state tuition — cites UCLA as the only UC school to rank in the top 20 U.S. colleges in international student enrollment.
Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, is quoted today in a Wall Street Journal piece about proposed European Union legislation that would give people the "right to be forgotten" — to have all of their history permanently erased from the Internet.
Today the New York Times “Freakonomics” blog features a guest post co-written by Kal Raustiala, professor of law and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, about the two types of innovators: pioneers, the “lonely geniuses” who come up with big ideas, and tweakers, the reformers who turn those ideas into brilliant products.