UCLA Headlines February 14, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Governments Fail to Support Children
A study by Dr. Jody Heymann, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and founding director of the World Policy Analysis Center at UCLA, and colleagues that reveals how millions of children across the globe face conditions that limit their opportunities to thrive and reach their full potential was highlighted Tuesday by Reuters AlertNet, the Huffington Post and the Independent European Daily Express and Wednesday by CNN.com, Voice of America, Germany's RTL and Medical Xpress. Heymann was quoted in the coverage.
 
Fast Foods Ads and Obesity
HealthDay News and Texas’ KBTV-Channel 4 reported Wednesday on a study by Dr. Lenard Lesser, a former physician with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, that found that the more outdoor fast-food ads there are in a given neighborhood, the more likely neighborhood residents are to be overweight. Lesser was quoted in HealthDay.
 
New Look at Black Panthers
The Huffington Post on Monday featured an excerpt from “Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party,” a new book co-authored by Joshua Bloom, a UCLA doctoral candidate in sociology.
 
James Franco Teaching at UCLA
Actor James Franco, currently a visiting lecturer in the UCLA Department of English, discussed his English and film classes on Wednesday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
 
Psychological, Health Benefits of Marriage
The Huffington Post reports today on a study by UCLA researchers and colleagues that found that both heterosexual and same-sex married couples experience fewer heart attacks and lower levels of psychological distress than their unmarried counterparts.
 
Future of Business and Computing
Wednesday's Huffington Post featured an op-ed by Beverly Macy, an instructor at UCLA Extension, on the need for businesses to take advantage of social media, mobile applications, cloud computing and big data solutions.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Dr. Jeffrey Klausner
Klausner, professor of infectious diseases and global health at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a Huffington Post article about a new smart-phone app that allows individuals to share online medical records documenting their STD–free status with potential sexual partners.
 
Matthew Lieberman
Lieberman, UCLA professor of psychology and of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, is quoted in an article in the current issue of the Saturday Evening Post about how the human brain functions and why we have "brain hiccups," or momentary lapses.
 
Eugene Volokh
Volohk, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Wednesday in a Los Angeles Daily News article about gun control and the manhunt for Christopher Dorner. Volokh is quoted today in a Real Clear Politics column about gun control and the Second Amendment.
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