UCLA Headlines April 22, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
The Physical Wounds of Boston
An article in today's USA Today about the wounds of those injured in the Boston bomb attack featured expert commentary by Barbara Bates-Jensen, associate professor at the UCLA School of Nursing.
 
Campus Goes Tobacco-Free
KTLA-Channel 5, KABC-Channel 7 and a Los Angeles Times blog report today that UCLA has banned the use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products on campus, effective today.
 
Pot Dispensaries and Crime
An article in Friday's Huffington Post about concerns that marijuana dispensaries may increase local crime highlighted a study by Nancy Kepple, a doctoral student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and Bridget Freisthler, an associate professor of social welfare at the school, suggesting that neighborhoods with medical marijuana dispensaries do not have higher crime rates than other neighborhoods.
 
Performing 'Kaddish' at Royce
Friday’s Los Angeles Times featured a review of "Kaddish," a theatrical performance based on Allen Ginsberg's famous poem; the production was staged at Royce Hall as part of the current season of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.
 
How Hospitals Prepare for Emergencies
A CBS News.com article published Friday about Boston hospitals' response in the wake of the recent bomb attack highlighted the ways in which Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center prepares for major disasters. William Dunne, director of emergency preparedness and security services for the UCLA Health System, was quoted.
 
Why the Enlightenment Matters
Saturday's Pittsburgh Tribune featured a review of “The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters," a new book by Anthony Pagden, UCLA professor of political science and history, that explores how the 17th-century Enlightenment shaped today's cosmopolitan world and gave it its philosophical underpinnings.
Muslims Fear Backlash After Boston
Khaled Abou El Fadl, professor at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed Saturday on NPR's "Weekend Edition" about fears among Muslims in the U.S. that the Boston bombing attack could lead backlashes against their communities.
 
'Zoobiquity' Benefits People and Animals
Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, clinical professor of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of imaging at the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, was interviewed today on NPR’s “Fresh Air” about her research comparing physical and mental disorders in animals and humans and her book "Zoobiquity," which examines the species-spanning nature of illness.
 
IBS Link Runs From Bowels to Brain
Atlanta’s WSB-750 AM reported Friday on a study by UCLA researchers and colleagues demonstrating a link between irritable bowel syndrome — a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the abdomen, along with diarrhea, constipation or both — and gray matter density in the brain.
 
Suspensions of Minority, Disabled Students
The Palm Springs Desert Sun reported Sunday on a study led by Daniel Losen, a researcher with the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, showing that African American and disabled students are suspended at disproportionately high rates in school districts throughout the U.S. Losen was quoted.
 
School Enrollment Patterns and Segregation
Washington D.C.’s WTOP-103.5 FM reported Saturday on research by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA showing that more than half of black students in Maryland are enrolled in schools that have a predominately minority and low-income population.
 
The Rise of the Neurotics
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday on research by Corinne Bendersky, assistant professor of human resources and organizational behavior at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and colleagues examining the ways in which extroverts and introverts perform on team tasks. Bendersky was quoted.
 
Preserving the Bay Area's History
An Associated Press article published Sunday highlighted a project being led by Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, that is using crowdsourcing to document the San Francisco Bay Area's social and environmental history. Christensen was quoted.
 
Same-Sex Couples and Adoption
An Associated Press article published Sunday about gay and lesbian couples raising children cited research by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law estimating the number of adopted children being raised by same-sex couples in the U.S.
 
Mystery of Medical Care Pricing
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, was cited Thursday in a Los Angeles Times column exploring the costs of various medical treatments.
 
DOMA and the Rights of Immigrants
Adam Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed Saturday on KNX-1070 AM about a ruling by a U.S. district court judge that the federal Defense of Marriage Act violates the constitutional rights of immigrants in same-sex marriages.
 
Middle East at Book Festival
A blog article in Sunday's Los Angeles Times about the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC cited a panel on the Middle East that featured James Gelvin, UCLA professor of history. Gelvin was quoted.
 
 
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Dr. Gregg Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Friday in a Reuters article about delays in treatment that lead to poorer outcomes for heart attack patients.
 
Stuart Gabriel
Gabriel the Arden Realty Professor of Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, was quoted Sunday in a MarketWatch article about the public's perception of the U.S. housing market.
 
Joan Herman
Herman, co-director emeritus of the national Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing at UCLA, was quoted Saturday in a New York Newsday article about New York state's plan to introduce computer-based testing for English and math in grades 3 through 8.
 
Scott Johnson
Johnson, UCLA professor of developmental psychology, was quoted Friday in a Los Angeles Times article about research showing that by five months of age, infants possess the brain architecture to perceive things in adult-like ways.
 
Emanuel Maidenberg
Maidenberg, associate clinical professor of psychiatry and director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Clinic at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was quoted Friday in a Huffington Post column about coping with the psychological aftermath of the Boston bomb attack.
 
Catherine Mogil
Mogil, director of the child and family trauma psychiatry service at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was quoted Friday in an Associated Press article about Boston residents suffering fear and anxiety in the wake of the bomb attack.
 
Dr. Brad Spellberg
Spellberg, assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Tuesday in a New York Times Magazine article about antibiotic-resistant infections.
 
Avanidhar Subrahmanyam
Subrahmanyam, the Goldyne and Irwin Hearsh Chair in Money and Banking at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Saturday in a New York Times article about the falling value of Apple stock.
 
Adam Winkler
Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law and author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America," was quoted Friday in a Huffington Post article about the California Legislature passing a bill to help confiscate illegal handguns in the state.
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