UCLA Headlines August 16, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Turmoil in Egypt
James Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, was interviewed Thursday on CNN's "Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Seattle's KIRO-97.3 FM, Hamilton, Canada's CHML-900 AM, China's CCTV and Al Jazeera U.S., and in Tunisie Focus and Brazil's Metro about the ongoing turmoil in Egypt. Gelvin also is quoted today in France's Le Figaro (1 | 2) and Hong Kong's Ming Pao.
 
Reducing Truancy and Suspension
An article in Thursday's Montgomery Advertiser about reducing truancy and school suspensions cited statistics from the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA.
 
New Executive Director for UCLA Milken Institute
City News Service reports today on the appointment of Joel Feuer as executive director of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law. Rachel Moran, dean of the school, is quoted.
 
Fighting Crime with Math
A report Wednesday on KNX-1070 AM on Wednesday referenced the "predictive policing" work of UCLA researchers, who have applied sophisticated mathematics to urban crime patterns to help police determine which areas are likely to become crime "hotspots" and which of those areas will most likely be affected by intensified police actions.
 
California Court's Decision on Prop. 8
KNX-1070 AM on Wednesday featured an interview with Adam Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law, about the legal status of gay marriage in California.
 
Words We Use Reflect Our Shifting Values
SaintPetersBlog reported Thursday on research by UCLA distinguished professor of psychology Patricia Greenfield that tracked the use of certain words in more than 1.5 million American and British books published between 1800 and 2000 to demonstrate how cultural values have changed over time.
 
Former Professor Had Role in Indie Film
Illinois' Commercial News reported Thursday on the movie "House of Thaddeus," which featured a supporting performance by Gary Gardner, a longtime theater professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, who died in June, and to whom the film is dedicated. A house that Gardner owned in Danville, Ill., also provided the setting for most of the film.
 
New Look at Black Panthers
Maryland's WYPR-88.1 FM on Wednesday highlighted "Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party," a new book co-written by UCLA doctoral candidate in sociology Joshua Bloom on the evolution of the Black Panthers and their political philosophy. Bloom was interviewed.
 
UCLA Health System Receives LGBT Award
Today's Beverly Hills Courier (p. 12) reports that the UCLA Health System has been named a national leader in providing equitable care by the Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. Dr. David Feinberg, president of the UCLA Health System and associate vice chancellor for health sciences, is quoted.
 
Department of Public Health Ruling
The Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News reported Thursday and KNBC-Channel 4, KTLA-Channel 5 and KTTV-Channel 11 report today that Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was one of 10 hospitals to be fined by the California Department of Public Health after an agency  investigation found noncompliance with certain surgical policies. 
 
 
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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 Thursday in an Associated Press article about home prices in California.
 
Jasper Kok
Kok, UCLA assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, was quoted last Friday in a Science Now article about research showing that midair collisions between grains of sand drastically increase the strength of sandstorms.
 
Kent Wong
Wong, director of the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, was quoted Thursday in a Daily Pilot article about contract negotiations for city workers in Costa Mesa.
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