UCLA Headlines April 22, 2011

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Feng Shui 2.0
Wednesday NewScientist reported on a computer program called “Make It Home” that was designed by researchers from UCLA to help IKEA’s online shoppers experiment with designing rooms and arranging the furniture available for sale. Sai-Kit Yeung, a member of the design team and a UCLA post doctoral scholar in mathematics, was quoted.
 
UCLA Live Gets New Director
The Westwood-Century City Patch reported Thursday that international arts curator Kristy Edmunds has been named the executive and artistic director of UCLA Live. Edmunds was quoted.
 
Little Tokyo Design Week Set for July
A story posted Thursday to a Los Angeles Times blog about the upcoming Little Tokyo Design Week cites the planning of festival leader Hitoshi Abe, chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and director of UCLA's Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies. Abe was quoted.  
 
Exploring the Pros and Cons of Genetic Testing
The Los Angeles Times ran a story Tuesday about the experience of a family who underwent testing for Huntington’s disease at the UCLA Medical Genetics Clinic. UCLA Genetic Counselor Michele Fox told them their results. 
 
Students, Staff, Faculty Volunteer in Westwood
Canyon News reported Tuesday, and Westside Today reported Sunday, on the April 17 Westwood Organized Mega Project event, during which more than 500 community volunteers — including UCLA students, faculty and staff and Westwood neighbors and business owners — joined together to help clean up and beautify Westwood Village. The event was sponsored by the UCLA Volunteer Center and the Westwood Community Council.
 
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Dr. Mark Litwin
Litwin, professor of urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was quoted Thursday in a Reuters story about a new study finding that 50% of men who have their prostates removed due to cancer feel worse.
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