UCLA Headlines January 2, 2013

Learning From Past Societies
NPR’s "Talk of the Nation" and the Christian Science Monitor reported Monday on "The World Until Yesterday," a new book by Jared Diamond, UCLA professor of geography and physiology, that explores what traditional societies can teach modern industrialized civilization in the way of health habits, social interaction and politics. Diamond was interviewed on NPR.
UCLA Ranked Among 'Best Value' Colleges
The Los Angeles Daily News reported Saturday, and KNBC-Channel 4 reported Dec. 28, that UCLA has been ranked No. 6 among the 100 best-value public colleges and universities in the U.S. in Kiplinger’s annual "top value" colleges survey.
Internet Celebrates Birthday
Articles published Monday by the Press Trust of India and Tuesday by Asian News International and the Voice of Russia about the 30th anniversary of the Internet highlighted the role of a team of UCLA computer scientists that sent the first host-to-host message over the Arpanet — the precursor to the Internet — in 1969.
Time to Get Rid of the Filibuster?
Tuesday's Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by Joyce Appleby, UCLA professor emerita of history, on the need to do away with the silent filibuster, a technique employed by the minority party in the U.S. Senate to block the majority from passing certain pieces of legislation.
'Zoobiquity' Benefits People and Animals
Dr. Barbara Natterson Horowitz, associate professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was interviewed Tuesday on KPCC-89.3 FM about her research comparing physical and mental disorders in animals and humans and her book "Zoobiquity," which and examines the species-spanning nature of illness.
Hillary Clinton's Health Scare
Dr. David Baron, executive director of UCLA's Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, was interviewed today on KNX-1070 AM about the health of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was hospitalized with a blood clot near her brain.
Gun Control After Newtown
An article published today in Bangladesh’s Financial Express about the need for gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Conn., cites research on the subject by Adam Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law and author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America."
Philanthropy Students Dole out $100,000
The Los Angeles Times reported Dec. 23 that students in a UCLA course on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector taught by Judith L. Smith, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education in the UCLA College of Letters and Science, have distributed $100,000 — donated by a Texas-based philanthropic foundation — to four Los Angeles–area nonprofits. Smith was quoted.
Dr. Mark DeAntonio
DeAntonio, clinical professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and director of adolescent inpatient services at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, was quoted Sunday in a Los Angeles Times article about detecting signs of mental illness in teenagers.
J.R. DeShazo
DeShazo, director of UCLA's Luskin Center for Intervention and UCLA's Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and an associate professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Saturday in a Los Angeles Times article about the potential for small-scale solar energy projects in the U.S.
Dr. Gregg Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted Dec. 26 in a HealthDay News article about researching suggesting U.S. soldiers are healthier today than in the past.
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