Ken Sokoloff, age 54, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles passed away on May 21, 2007 following complications from liver cancer.
Nearly 350 faculty, staff, students and others packed the crowded exhibition space at Perloff Hall, peering at computer monitors, test-driving Web applications, taking notes, and trading ideas and business cards.
UCLA literary translator Michael Heim and distinguished panelists revisit the life and the diary of Kornei Chukovsky, the Russian man of letters best remembered as a children's author. UCLA's Vyacheslav Ivanov recalls details of his lifelong friendship with Chukovsky.
In this video op-ed, UCLA Professor of Law Ann Carlson, director of UCLA's Environmental Law Center, explains how the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Massachusetts v. EPA is likely to affect California's efforts to regulate some important causes of global climate change.
U of Texas-Arlington linguist Jerold A. Edmondson, whose doctorate is from UCLA, explains what the field of linguistic history might stand to gain from advances in population genetics and archaeology.
Center events on Tibetan Buddhism are part of an effort to create a UCLA chair in the field. On May 23, a high-ranking Buddhist abbot and a U of Michigan professor will read the poetry of a modern Tibetan monk in the original language and in English translation.
A UCLA Global Fellow discusses West African women's longstanding influence on a global market in textiles, and the emerging role of Chinese manufacturers. Sylvanus is organizing an April workshop at UCLA on China's role in Africa.
AsiaMedia's focus on global dimensions will be evident on April 27 when it will screen a documentary film by Yahoo! News reporter Kevin Sites about his solo journeys across 22 war zones over a year.
"Modern terror began in the 1880s. Small groups in many countries were able to terrify masses because the invention of dynamite gave them new powers, and the bomb has remained the principal weapon of terror ever since," writes David C. Rapoport.
"I tried to imagine what I would feel like if I had to move to Sweden at the age of 72 with uncertain residence status and my family left behind in my own country which was torn apart by war," writes UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr in the Palisadian-Post.
"Obsessed with maintaining a maximally free hand, the Bush administration often finds international commitments--and even international restraints--paradoxically attractive when dealing with federal judges," writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in The New Republic Online.
Under proposals submitted by Professors Andrew Apter and Rogers Brubaker, each with a collaborator at another campus, the Social Science Research Council will steer dissertation writers towards "Black Atlantic Studies" and "Rethinking Europe."
Nuclear terrorism threatens to wreck nuclear peace, which has lasted 61 years despite the presence of tens of thousands of nuclear missiles around the world, noted Nobel laureate Tom Schelling, one of the key speakers at the conference.
Budgeting at federal and various "local" levels is a high-stakes game, particularly in Latin America and the rest of the developing world. Last month, the UCLA Latin American Center and the Institute convened players for a first major conference on fiscal federalism.
To call attention to ongoing violence in Darfur, committee plans week of events
Professor Robert Buswell's election to the presidency of the Association for Asian Studies attracts attention from Korean-language media.
They called themselves Ethiopians and religious leaders. UCLA Professor of History Robert Hill says we can learn from these imposters.
Historians Harry Harootunian, Carol Gluck and Fred Notehelfer offer views on modernity and its development in Japan.
UCLA visual culture scholars Allen and Polly Roberts have spent two lifetimes studying and celebrating the profound mysteries, hidden cultures and timeless beauty of one of the most fascinating places on Earth.
No amount of military intervention in Iraq can work without equal emphasis on robust diplomacy and political initiatives in the strife-torn nation, Clark said in a Jan. 22 lecture on the eve of Bush's national address.
In his new post at the Burkle Center, Raustiala said he will take advantage of UCLA's West Coast setting to "focus on areas where we can really move the debate forward," including Latin America and the Pacific Rim, while still "covering the waterfront of international relations."
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, (ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Burkle Center Senior Fellow.
Three students, under the aegis of the Center for World Languages, part of the International Institute, launched a monthly online journal that celebrates L.A. and its astonishing linguistic diversity.
Robert Brenner, a UCLA professor of history and author of, most recently, "The Economics of Global Turbulence," shares his long- and short-run analyses of the post-WWII world economy.
In 2008, Robert Buswell will become president of the Association for Asian Studies, the largest group of its kind. It's a breakthrough for UCLA and Korean studies alike and may owe to the unusually wide expertise of this one-time Buddhist monk.
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