The Institute in the News
An article published today in Australia's Sydney Morning Herald about Australian universities losing Chinese international students to elite universities in the U.S. cites efforts by UCLA and UC Berkeley to attract and accommodate more foreign students from Asia and other parts of the world.
DjeDje, professor and chair of the UCLA Ethnomusicology Department, was quoted Tuesday in a Los Angeles Sentinel article about an international music symposium being held in Los Angeles.
Kahn, a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment with joint appointments in economics and public policy, was quoted in a Miller-McCune article on the potential of bamboo houses to fight climate change, encourage economic growth and protect the poor from natural disasters.
The New York Times today features an opinion piece by Kal Raustiala, professor of law and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, about the Korean taco and copyright in the food industry.
The Japan Times on Thursday featured an interview with Judy Olian, dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, about the importance of seizing business and educational opportunities abroad.
Tablet magazine today features a review of "The Book That Changed Europe: Picart and Bernard's 'Religious Ceremonies of the World'" and "Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion," two new books co-authored by Lynn Hunt, UCLA's Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, and Margaret Jacob, UCLA professor of history, that explore the history of a seminal 18th-century work on the world's religions and the effect it had on religious tolerance.
The Los Angeles Business Journal reported June 21 on a $5-million dollar donation to UCLAs Israel Studies Program by the Nazarian family. This donation will allow UCLA to expand the Israel program to include a minor and sponsor more post-doctorate and graduate work.
Tang, the Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Saturday in a Womens Wear Daily article about the expansion of U.S. retail clothing brands into China.
The New York Review of Books features a review of "The Book That Changed Europe: Picart and Bernard's 'Religious Ceremonies of the World'" and "Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion," two new books co-authored by Lynn Hunt, UCLA's Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, and Margaret Jacob, UCLA professor of history, that explore the history of a seminal 18th-century work on the world's religions and the effect it had on religious tolerance.
Myers, professor of history and director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, was quoted Wednesday in a New York Jewish Week article about changing views among young Jews toward Israel and Zionism.
The Los Angeles Times and a Los Angeles Times blog report today on UCLA Live's 201011 season and on the cancellation of this year's International Theatre Festival. Christopher Waterman, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, is quoted in both articles. (See related articles at link.)
La Opinion reports on a new book written by Octavio Pescador, visiting assistant professor of Chicano studies and associate director of the UCLA Center for Community Learning, aimed at helping children connect with the history and culture of Mesoamerica. The book will be used at the UCLA Community School, a pilot school partnership between UCLA and the Los Angeles Unified School District committed to providing high-quality education to students in the city's Koreatown neighborhood.
Wednesday's Los Angeles Daily News featured a column by Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, clinical professor of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, about the health risks of traveling to Africa for the World Cup and the various precautions travelers can take.
The Examiner blog reports on a visit by a delegation from China's Ministry of Health to UCLA to learn how traditional Chinese medicine and integrative medicine are practiced in the U.S. as part of a new health care model. The article cites Dr. Ka-Kit Hui, UCLA's Wallis Annenberg Professor of Integrative EastWest Medicine and director of the UCLA Center for EastWest Medicine, and Dr. Eugene A. Washington, UCLA vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine.
Raustiala, professor of law and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, is quoted today in an Associated Press article about the recent shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
Clark, a senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, and Raustiala, professor of law and director of the Burkle Center, were quoted in a New York Times column about Memorial Day ceremonies and the war on terror.
Today's Los Angeles Times features an op-ed by David Kaye, executive director of the International Human Rights Program at the UCLA School of Law, on a consideration before the International Criminal Court that would amend its statute to allow the court to exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression.
A New York Times editorial published Sunday about the pervasive violence in Jamaica cites research by David Rapoport, UCLA professor emeritus of political science, implying that the electoral process may lend itself more to violence than peace.
Kahn, a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment with joint appointments in the departments of economics and public policy, was quoted Sunday in a Boston Globe story about old cars and car parts that are shipped each year from Boston to Haiti.
A column published Tuesday in the Huffington Post on international trade and economic theory cites the research of UCLA professor emerita of history Joyce Appleby and her book "The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism."
Dr. Suphamongkhon discusses Thailand's political climate following recent protests in a broadcast titled, "After Protests, Thailand's Political Future Uncertain."
Today's New York Times features an op-ed by David Kaye, executive director of the International Human Rights Program at the UCLA School of Law, on a consideration before the International Criminal Court that would amend their statute to allow the Court to exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression.
Psychology Today reported Saturday on a proposal by Bhagwan Chowdhry, professor of finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, that governments around the world create online bank accounts with $100 for all newborn babies. Chowdhry was quoted.
Suphamongkhon, a senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations and the former foreign minister of Thailand, was quoted Saturday in a Washington Daily Herald article about the recent violence between protesters and government forces in Thailand.
Gonzalez, professor emeritus of political science, was quoted Wednesday in a CNN.com article about a Cuban law restricting emigration from the country's rural areas to the capital city of Havana.