The Institute in the News
A UCLA ceremony at which honorary degrees were presented to former Japanese American UCLA students whose studies were interrupted when they were sent to federal internment camps during World War II, was highlighted Friday by the Chicago Tribune; Saturday by KCBS-Channel 2, KTLA-Channel 5 and KCAL-Channel 9; and Sunday by the Los Angeles Times and China's Xinhua News Agency.
Today's Christian Science Monitor features an op-ed by Kantathi Suphamongkhon, a senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and former foreign minister of Thailand, about the recent violence in Thailand between government forces and protesters seeking to remove the country's prime minister from office.
News release about the Burkle Center's co-hosting China and foreign policy experts for an all-day conference at UCLA aimed at exploring China's engagement with key global issues such as nuclear non-proliferation and climate change.
Life in Ceramics surveys the range of perspectives found among contemporary Korean ceramicists, bringing together for the first time the work of five important artists: Yikyung Kim, In Chin Lee, Kang Hyo Lee, Youngjae Lee, and Kwang-cho Yoon.
Buswell, distinguished professor of Buddhist studies and director of the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies, is quoted today in a Reuters article about Burmese Buddhist monks living in the U.S.
Steven Spiegel, the director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA, presents the innovative and informal negotiation techniques that he is urging the Obama administration to employ as it pursues security in this historically volatile region.
Inside Higher Ed and the Huffington Post reported Wednesday on Glass Wave, a rock band featuring UCLA professor of Italian Thomas Harrison and faculty from Stanford University, which has released a new album based on the plots and themes of canonical works of literature.
An LA Weekly blog reported Friday that UCLA Live is dropping live theater productions from its 201011 arts season offerings. Christopher Waterman, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, and David Sefton, director of UCLA Live, were quoted.
The Table Conversation blog reported Tuesday on the UCLA Asia Institutes Creating and Consuming Asian Cuisines" conference, at which culinary experts and UCLA graduate students and professors discussed topics associated with the diversity of Asian food in Los Angeles.
Asia Turning into a Gambling Hot Spot
Dr. Timothy Fong, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and co-director of the UCLA Impulse Control Disorders Clinic, was interviewed Tuesday on FOX Business Networks Varney & Company on Asias emerging gambling industry.
Bautista, professor of general internal medicine and health services research and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, was quoted Tuesday in a Silver City Sun-News (New Mexico) article exploring the origin and history of Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Professor Steven Spiegel comments on Washington's notion of Obama Plan, a vocalization of where the United States stands on the altercation between Israel and Palestine.
The Daily Bruin Radio Podcast interviews UCLA women's studies lecturer Shiva Falsafi on the relationship between social movements and democratic institutions in Iran. She will speak today, Thursday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in 10383 Bunche Hall.
The Armenian Reporter reports today on two recent events hosted on campus by Richard G Hovannisian, UCLA professor emeritus of Armenian and Near Eastern history, in commemoration of the 95th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Hovannisian is quoted.
The May issue of Discover magazine highlights the work of UCLA associate professor of geography Gregory Okin in an article exploring the connection between increasing levels of dust worldwide and the degradation of grasslands into barren desert. Okin is quoted.
The Los Angeles Wave reported Wednesday, and KABC-790 AM reported April 9, on Haitian ambassador to the U.S. Raymond Joseph's recent visit to the UCLA School of Nursing, during which he thanked medical personnel for their relief efforts following the Jan. 12 earthquake. Patti Taylor, a lecturer at the nursing school, and Barbara Bates-Jensen, an associate professor at the nursing school and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, were quoted in the Wave.
Armenian American newspaper Asbarez reported Friday on a conference at UCLA sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies and the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies that highlighted research on historic Armenian provinces, cities and communities in Asia Minor. Peter Cowe, Narekatsi Professor in the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, was cited.
Sunday's Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by Kal Raustiala, professor of law and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, examining the historical notion that the pope is a head of state and that the Vatican is a sovereign nation.
A Los Angeles Times blog reported Friday on the "Recovered Voices" concert and symposium at UCLA organized by Kenneth Reinhard, UCLA associate professor of English, and co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, which featured musical works suppressed by the Nazis.
The Los Angeles Times reports today that Gustavo Arellano, author of the popular OC Weekly column "Ask a Mexican!" and a UCLA Latin American Studies alumnus (MA '03), will deliver the keynote address at the commencement ceremony for the UCLA College of Letters and Science on June 11. Judith L. Smith, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education in the UCLA College, was quoted.
An article in todays Washington Times on Chinese governmentfunded cultural centers in the U.S. highlights the Confucius Institute at UCLA, which is designed to foster an understanding of Chinese culture, arts and language and is supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education's Office of Chinese Language Council International. Susan Pertel Jain, executive director of the institute, is quoted.
Gen. Clark co-chaired a report that supports U.S. efforts to press the generals who have ruled Myanmar for decades to hold credible elections and to give more rights to minorities and activists.
Tang, the Carter Professor of Business Administration at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about Googles conflict with China over censorship.
Immigration Issues Stir Controversy
An op-ed on immigration reform efforts in today's San Jose Mercury News cites a January 2010 report by Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, UCLA associate professor of Chicano studies, asserting that immigration reform to legalize undocumented immigrants in the U.S. would help create jobs, increase wages and generate more tax revenue.
Zhou, UCLA professor of sociology, was quoted Monday in a Washington Post article about the efforts of American boarding schools to recruit students from East Asia.