The Institute in the News
Ann Kerr, the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Program coordinator at UCLA, speaks about her efforts to engage visiting scholars in the community. In addition, scholars Mykola Volkogon and Diego Ubfal discuss aspects of the Fulbright Program, including the Fiat Lux seminar class.
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Professor Jungmann at UCLA pioneered introducing Korean art in an America university in 1999. On promoting Korean art overseas, the professor says ``politicization’’ is a problem.
A bilingual parent tries to keep a native tongue alive at home, a problem faced by many immigrants.
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.
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.
John Duncan, director of the Center for Korean Studies and a professor in the Asian Languages and Cultures Department, has received the Manhae Grand Prize in academics from the Manhae Foundation in Korea.
Though born in Germany and living in Los Angeles, Burglind Jungmann has always been drawn to Korea, its culture, its history and its art. The interview needs one correction: rather than of M.A. students Jungmann spoke of more than six hundred B.A. students she has taught at UCLA over the years.
The Los Angeles Times, a New York Times blog and La Opinin highlight a new report by Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, UCLA associate professor of Chicano studies, asserting that immigration reform that would legalize undocumented immigrants in the U.S. could help create jobs, increase wages and generate more tax revenue. The Miami Herald cited the study Wednesday in an article about Catholic leaders urging President Obama to make immigration reform a priority.
The State of Maryland passed a law creating a Task Force on the Preservation of Heritage Languages. Catherine Ingold, director of University of Maryland's National Foreign Language Center, discusses the law in a June 23, 2008 Baltimore Sun article.
The efforts and research of the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA are highlighted in the May 7, 2007, edition of The New York Times.