UCLA Headlines January 10, 2014

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IN THE NEWS:
 
BART's Parking Woes
An article in today's Contra Costa Times about the challenges of parking at crowded rapid transit stations in Northern California references a solution proposed by Donald Shoup, distinguished professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
 
Review by the Masses
Inc. on Thursday cited research by Samuel Culbert, professor of human resources and organizational behavior at the UCLA Anderson School of Management about the detrimental effects of employee performance evaluations.
 
Better Bosses Read Novels
An editorial by Matthew Lieberman, UCLA professor of psychology and of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, appears today in Kenya's Daily Nation. The piece describes on a study that found that managers who read novels may develop better interpersonal and social skills, making them more effective leaders.
 
A New Era in Computer Chips
An article in today's New York Times about trends in semiconductor design mentions research being conducted at UCLA on a new, highly conductive material that could be used in future generations of computer chips.
 
Debate Over University Humanities
An op-ed in Wednesday's Washington Times about recent changes to the core curricula of humanities programs across the nation referred to course requirements for UCLA's English major. 
 
L.A. Neighborhoods Designated as 'Promise Zone'
KPCC-89.3 FM's "AirTalk" on Thursday interviewed Matthew Kahn, a professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability with joint appointments in economics and public policy, about a White House program to fight poverty that has designated part of Los Angeles as one of five Promise Zones.
 
Genetic Diversity, Danger
KPCC-89.3 FM, KPCC-89.3 FM's "Take Two" and the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday on concerns about a third litter of mountain lion cubs being born as a result of inbreeding at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Seth Riley, UCLA assistant adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was interviewed by KPCC and quoted by the Times.
 
The Developing Adolescent Brain
Dr. Daniel Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and co-founder of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, was interviewed Thursday on
WNYC-93.9 FM's "Leonard Lopate Show" about his book "Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain," which explores teenage behavior and the development of the adolescent brain.
 
UCLA Docs Receive High Rankings
Wednesday's Los Angeles Times reported on the latest Consumer Reports rankings of California physician groups, which placed UCLA near the top.
 
Bye-Bye, Michigan
The Detroit Free Press reported Thursday on research led by Michael Stoll, professor of public policy and urban planning and chair of the public policy department at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, showing that almost as many people moved into Michigan in 2013 as moved out—marking the first time since 1997 that Michigan's inbound and outbound moves were roughly balanced. Stoll was quoted.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Leonhard Meyer
Meyer, assistant researcher in UCLA's department of physics and astronomy, is quoted today in a BBC News article on the impending consumption of a giant gas cloud three times the mass of Earth by a black hole in the Milky Way galaxy. 
 
Eugene Volokh
Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Thursday in a column in the Huffington Post about a proposed law that would criminalize certain sexual practices among teenagers. 
 
Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer
Zeltzer, professor of pediatrics and director of the pediatric pain program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, was quoted Thursday in a Reuters article on a study that found that parents who take over-the-counter pain relievers are more likely to give them to their children, with or without medical consultation.
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