The Institute in the News
The New York Times and a Nature blog reported Monday on research by Anne Rimoin, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, showing that the eradication of smallpox in 1979 and the elimination of the smallpox vaccine has allowed monkeypox, a related and potentially fatal virus, to increase and thrive in certain parts of Africa. Rimoin was quoted in the coverage.
The New York Times reported Monday on Operation Medical Libraries, a partnership between the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and other U.S. medical schools, along with hospitals, physicians and the U.S. military, to collect and distribute medical textbooks and journals to medical professionals in Afghanistan and other areas. Valerie Walker, director of the UCLA Medical Alumni Association, which initiated the project, was quoted.
A Los Angeles Times blog reported Friday on UCLA faculty members' and researchers' participation in the Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. Thom Mayne, UCLA distinguished professor of architecture and urban design; Greg Lynn, professor of architecture and urban design; Craig Hodgetts, professor of architecture and urban design; and Hitoshi Abe, professor and chair of the department of architecture and urban design, were cited.
Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is cited today in an article in India's Business Standard about foreign exchange trade taxes.
An article in Tuesday’s Chronicle of Higher Education about the increasing number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities highlighted UCLA's "global siblings" program, which allows domestic students to function as resources and friends to international classmates.
An article in Wednesday's New York Times highlighted UCLA Extension's online foreign language courses. Krista Loretto, Extension's program manager for humanities, sciences, social sciences and health sciences, was quoted.
Wednesday's Huffington Post featured a column by Bhagwan Chowdhry, professor of finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, about a new text message-based complaint system in India.
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.
Raustiala, professor of law and director of UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, was quoted Monday in a Los Angeles Business Journal article about a recent bill which would allow fashion designers to apply for copyright restrictions on their creations.
Grob, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and director of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, was quoted Saturday in a Denver Post article about the increased tourism to the Peruvian jungle to participate in ayahuasca plant rituals, which are reported to help the mental health of participants.
Radio Australia News reported Aug. 11 on research by Amy Zegart, associate professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, on efforts to reform the intelligence apparatus in the United States. Zegart was quoted.
Education Week reported Tuesday on a UCLA study by Alison Bailey, UCLA professor of education, which questions the validity of home-language surveys to identify students who may need extra help learning English. The study found that surveys differ greatly between states and cannot adequately select students to receive language help.
Dang, UCLA postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in Asian American Studies, is quoted today in a USA Today article about the growing economy in Vietnam, which is providing incentives for Vietnamese-Americans to return to Vietnam after leaving in the 1970s.
A Monday Atlantic Wire column about Harvard University allegedly selling its investments in Israeli companies references a blog post on the topic by UCLA professor of law Stephen Bainbridge. Bainbridge is quoted.
MacFadyen, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, was quoted Friday in a Boston Globe article on the Russian rock band Mumiy Troll.
Dr. Brad Spellberg, assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, was interviewed Thursday on KCAL-Channel 9 about a new "superbug" from India that appears to be resistant to all antibiotics.
Thursday's New York Times featured an op-ed co-authored by Kal Raustiala, professor of law and director of UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, addressing the pros and cons of proposed legislation to extend copyright protection to the fashion industry.
Southern California's India Journal reported Thursday that UCLA professor of ethnomusicology Daniel Neuman has been named to UCLA's Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair in Indian Music. Neuman was quoted.
Argentina's El Liberal on Thursday highlighted research by Sebastian Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, on how poor-quality public education in many areas of Latin America contributes to poverty and income inequality. Edwards was quoted.
Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday on the launch of a new collaborative biodiversity research center on the island of Bali involving UCLA a number of other U.S. and Indonesian universities. Paul Barber, chief researcher at the center and a UCLA associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted.
China's Xinhua News Agency reported Monday on UCLA's Confucius Institute, which is designed to foster an understanding of Chinese culture, arts and language in the United States. Susan Pertel Jain, the institute's director, was quoted.
Albert Carnesale, UCLA chancellor emeritus and a professor of public policy and mechanical and aerospace engineering, was featured Friday in CNN report on a new documentary examining the threat of unchecked nuclear proliferation. Carnesale recently led a National Academy of Sciences study assessing the nation's ability to identify the source of nuclear weapons that could be used in terrorist attacks.
A Salon article published Tuesday about taxation and social spending in the U.S. references "The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike" by UCLA history professor Peter Baldwin, which illustrates how social, environmental, health care and other differences between the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe are less significant than commonly assumed.
Yin, UCLA professor of geology, was quoted Friday in a RedOrbit article about a study tracing the formation of the Himalayas through a genetic analysis of frogs.
Raustiala, professor of law and director of UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, was quoted Thursday in a New York Times blog article about copyright protection in the U.S. fashion industry.