UCLA Headlines April 6, 2012

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Genetic Pieces of Autism Puzzle
A CNN.com blog reported Thursday on a study by Dr. Daniel Geschwind, UCLA's Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and a professor of neurology and psychiatry, and colleagues showing that two independent mutations disrupt a single gene in children with autism, but not in their non-autistic siblings or parents. Geschwind was quoted. 
 
Groundbreaking UCLA Filmmaker Dies
An obituary in Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times for filmmaker and UCLA alumnus Jamaa Fanaka referenced Fanaka’s films being screened last year as part of a UCLA Film and Television Archive series highlighting movies made by African Americans who attended UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television from the late 1960s through the 1980s. Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the Archive, was quoted.
 
Drone Surveillance at Home
John Villasenor, professor of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was featured Thursday in a C-SPAN broadcast of a panel discussion on the future of expanded drone-aircraft surveillance in the United States.
 
Japanese Garden Open House Canceled
The Beverly Hills Courier and Rafu Shimpo reported Thursday on recent developments in the planned sale of the UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden in Bel-Air. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block was quoted in Rafu Shimpo.
 
Trucking Activity Down for Quarter
Fleet Owner reported Thursday on recent data from the Ceridian–UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, which tracks fuel purchases at interstate truck stops as a means of predicting economic changes in the United States.
 
 
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Dr. Michael Fishbein
Fishbein, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Thursday in an International Business Times article about Whitney Houston’s death.
 
Dominique Hanssens
Hanssens, the Bud Knapp Professor of Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Thursday in a Los Angeles Times article about a new ad campaign for Domino’s Pizza.
 
Doug Lichtman
Lichtman, UCLA professor of law, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about Viacom’s copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube. 
 
Ryan Snyder
Snyder, a lecturer in the department of urban planning at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about public transportation and the proposed NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles.
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