UCLA Headlines Dec. 3, 2009

IN THE NEWS:
 
Archaeologists Map Holy Land's Treasures
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported Tuesday that Ran Boytner, director of international research at the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, USC archaeologist Lynn Dodd, and a group Israeli and Palestinian archaeologists have launched the first-ever searchable online map detailing the location of approximately 7,000 archaeological sites and artifacts in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Boytner and his colleagues were recently awarded the 2009 Open Archaeology Prize for the project.
 
Law Prof Argues Before Nebraska High Court
Nebraska's Lincoln Journal Star reports today that the Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday from Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, in a case involving a college student convicted of disturbing the peace for sending controversial e-mails to a state Senate candidate. Volokh, who filed the petition in the case and is representing the student pro bono, is quoted.
 
Tips for Success for Engineering Students
A Wednesday U.S. News & World Report blog column outlining steps university engineering students can take to improve the likelihood of a successful career highlights a survey by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA showing that one-third of college freshmen plan to major in science and engineering.
 
Prof Named one of Ebony’s 'Power 150'
Darnell Hunt, director of UCLA's Bunche Center for African American Studies and a professor of sociology, has been named to Ebony magazine's 2009 "Power 150" list, which celebrates influential African Americans in the fields of education, politics, business, science and technology.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
James Enstrom
Enstrom, associate research professor at the UCLA School of Public Health and UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is quoted today in a California Capitol Weekly article about the controversy surrounding a recent California Air Resources Board report.
 
Stuart A. Gabriel
Gabriel, professor of finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about changes to the  eligibility requirements for government-backed home mortgages.
 
Matthew Kahn
Kahn, a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, is quoted today in a New York Times blog article about alternative energy use by the U.S. military.
 
Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda
Hinojosa-Ojeda, UCLA associate professor of Chicano studies, was quoted Wednesday in an El Mensajero article about the connection between the number of immigrants in U.S. cities and economic growth in those cities.
 
Wolf Marshall
Marshall, a lecturer in the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology, is quoted today in a New York Times article about guitar-related applications for smartphones.
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