The Institute in the News
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, UCLA’s Doshi Professor of Pre-Modern Indian History and former director of the UCLA Center for India and South Asia, is quoted in an Indian Express column about India's constitution.
Russell Burgos, a UCLA lecturer in global studies, was interviewed Dec. 18 on KTLA-Channel 5 about the U.S. military pulling out of Iraq and quoted in a CNN/KTLA web article about the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.
Korean language and culture have become popular subjects of interest for post-graduate students.
Film Business Asia
Professor Kevin Terraciano was interviewed by Agencia EFE about his latest research project: translating the Codex Sierra.
A New York Times op-ed by C. Cindy Fan, professor of geography and Asian American studies, about the challenges facing China's health care system and its aging population.
From an industry perspective, Janet Yang, president of Manifest Films, and former president of production of Oliver Stone's Ixtlan Productions, said it's a whole shift of power toward China. The move is deeply rooted in China's increasing "capital earning and spending power."
The Daily Bruin
A bilingual parent tries to keep a native tongue alive at home, a problem faced by many immigrants.
Hoy, Los Angeles Times Media Group's Spanish- language newspaper, announced on October 10 that it will collaborate with the UCLA Downtown Labor Center and the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies to debut "La Bestia" (The Beast), a film which documents the harrowing risks faced by a group of Central American migrants determined to find a better life in America. The screening and panel discussion will take place at UCLA on Wednesday, October 12 at 1:00pm in Ackerman Union (2nd Floor Lounge).
With the takedown of Anwar al-Alwaki, one more leadership piece of al-Qaida has been smashed. But even more importantly, this demonstrates the effectiveness of the US's adaptation to strike directly and covertly at terrorists, anywhere in the world, says Wesley Clark, senior fellow, Burkle Center for International Relations.
"Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia," a comprehensive retrospective of work by the famed Cuban American artist is highlighted in a Los Angeles Times article. The exhibition is on display at the Fowler Museum at UCLA September 18, 2011 - January 8, 2012.
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.
L.A. Downtown News reports that the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16-26), will showcase films representing 30 countries. This year's International Spotlight, co-sponsored by the Latin American Institute, focuses on films from Cuba. The program includes Latin American Institute host film Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba, a documentary about 14,000 Cuban children who in 1961 and ’62 were sent by their parents to the United States.
An article in Education Week about federal budget cuts for K–12 and college-level foreign-language instruction programs highlighted UCLA's National Heritage Language Resource Center programs, which give students a chance to learn or reconnect with their ancestral languages.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported on a UCLA study showing that global warming over the next 40 years will likely open up Arctic shipping routes while severely limiting transportation along inland trucking routes. Study author Scott Stephenson, a UCLA graduate student in geography, was quoted.
UCLA prof. John Duncan says globalizing Korean Studies is key task for scholars outside peninsula
An article in Tuesday's Moscow Times about President Obama's plans to appoint a new ambassador to Russia cited Daniel Treisman, UCLA professor of political science, as one of the foremost experts on Russia since the Cold War.
A UCLA study showing that global warming over the next 40 years will likely open up Arctic shipping routes while limiting inland trucking was highlighted Sunday by Reuters; Monday by Agence France-Presse, the Toronto Globe & Mail, Canada's Postmedia News, the London Times, a Nature blog and the Alaska Dispatch; and today by the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch. Study author Scott Stephenson, a UCLA graduate student, and co-author Laurence C. Smith, UCLA professor of geography, were quoted.
France's Politis on Thursday featured an interview with Abigail Saguy, associate professor and vice chair of the UCLA Department of Sociology, about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair and differences in the way issues of sexual harassment are addressed in France and the U.S.
Wednesday's Daily News Egypt featured an op-ed by Saree Makdisi, UCLA professor of English and comparative literature, on President Obama's recent speech about U.S. policy in the Middle East and how it applies to Palestinians.
Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Tuesday in a Reuters column about Asia not putting forth a candidate to head the International Monetary Fund following Dominique Strass-Kahn's departure.
Spiegel, professor of political science and director of UCLA’s Center for Middle East Development, was quoted Tuesday in an International Business Times article about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on May 24.