UCLA Headlines January 16, 2014

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Gambling on an Oscar Nomination
A study by UCLA associate professor of sociology Gabriel Rossman and Oliver Schilke, a UCLA doctoral candidate in sociology, in which the researchers developed an algorithm to calculate a film's "Oscar appeal" and determined the average amount of box-office boost movies get when they receive Oscar nominations was highlighted today by KPCC-89.3 FM's "Take Two" and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s "As It Happens," Wednesday by the Business Standard and Tuesday by PhysOrg. Rossman was interviewed and quoted in the coverage.
 
Google Gobbling up Companies
A Wednesday ABC News.com article about Google's recent acquisition of Nest Labs and a variety of other companies highlighted research by George Geis, adjunct professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, looking at the methods, goals and outcomes of such purchases. Geis was quoted.
 
Drugs, Stem Cells and Cancer
KNBC-Channel 4 reported Wednesday on research by Dr. Dennis Slamon, professor of hematology–oncology and director of clinical and translational research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Zev Wainberg, UCLA assistant clinical professor of hematology–oncology, testing an experimental new drug that targets stem cells thought to initiate solid cancer tumors. Slamon and Wainberg were interviewed.
 
The Future of Domestic Drones
Slate on Wednesday featured a podcast interview with John Villasenor, professor of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, about future governmental and commercial applications of drone aircraft in the U.S.
 
The Cost of Kids' Ear Infections
HealthDay News reported Wednesday on research led by Dr. Nina Shapiro, associate professor of head and neck surgery and director of pediatric otolaryngology at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, showing that treatment of children's ear infections costs the U.S. health care system nearly $3 billion a year. Shapiro was quoted. 
 
Ensuring Health Care Quality
The winter issue of Robb Report Health and Wellness features an interview with Shannon O’Kelley, chief operating officer for the UCLA Health System, about the current and future challenges of providing quality health care at top medical institutions.
 
 
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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 Wednesday in a Wall Street Journal MarketWatch article about the housing market in the U.S.
 
Jill Horwitz
Horwitz, UCLA professor of law, was quoted Tuesday in an article in New Jersey's Bergen County Record about a for-profit hospital chain purchasing a Catholic hospital in New Jersey.
 
John Rogers
Rogers, director of UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education and Access and an associate professor of education, was quoted Tuesday in an Education Week article about parent-based education advocacy organizations.
 
Michael Stoll
Stoll, professor of public policy and urban planning and chair of the public policy department at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Wednesday in a China Daily article about an increase in Chinese companies relocating employees to the U.S.
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