UCLA Headlines January 2, 2014

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Pot Legalization and the Future
Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was interviewed Monday on KPCC-89.3 FM's "AirTalk" about the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington state and the possibility of other states legalizing pot in the coming years. He was interviewed Tuesday by Fox Business News and the Seattle Times on the same topic.
 
UC Campuses Going Tobacco-Free
A Monday Associated Press article about UC campuses banning tobacco use cited UCLA's ban on cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products, which went into effect in April 2013.
 
Social Rejection and Physical Pain
A column in Monday's Poughkeepsie Journal on men who are timid about dating referenced research by Matthew Lieberman, UCLA professor of psychology and of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, and Naomi Eisenberger, assistant professor of psychology and director of UCLA's Social and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, showing that the brain processes "social" pain the same way that it does physical pain.
 
Ramping up Antibiotic Research
A column in Tuesday's Salt Lake City Deseret News about antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant microbes cited a New York Times op-ed by Brad Spellberg, assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, urging greater government support for research on antibiotics.
 
UCLA to Run Clinics for MPTF
An article in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times about a new contract agreement between the Motion Picture and Television Fund and a union representing nurses at the fund's facilities referenced an agreement between UCLA and the MPTF that would bring the fund's six health centers under the UCLA Health System umbrella.
 
Work of UCLA's Film and TV Archive
Tuesday's Oregonian highlighted upcoming showings of films newly restored and preserved by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, including film noir classics, Robert Altman titles, and movies starring Clara Bow and Cary Grant, among others.
 
'Apartheid' Schools in New Jersey
The New Jersey Spotlight on Tuesday highlighted research co-conducted by Gary Orfield, director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA and professor of education, indicating that significant numbers of black and Latino students in New Jersey attend schools where whites make up 10 percent or less of the population.
 
'Zoobiquity' Benefits People and Animals
Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, clinical professor of medicine in the cardiology division at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of imaging at the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, was interviewed Monday on the "Are We Alone?" radio program about her research comparing physical and mental disorders in animals and humans and her book "Zoobiquity," which looks at the species-spanning nature of illness.
 
UCLA to Help Hyperloop Planning
The LA Weekly reports today that students and faculty from the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and Paul Coleman, UCLA professor emeritus of physics, are working with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. in an effort to bring entrepreneur Elon Musk's high-speed Hyperloop tube concept to reality. Coleman is quoted.
 
A Scientific Holiday Feast
Elizabeth Roth-Johnson, a doctoral candidate in molecular biology who runs UCLA’s "Science and Food" blog, was interviewed Wednesday on San Francisco's KCBS-740 AM about how cooking alters interactions among molecules.
 
 
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Paul Bergman
Bergman, professor emeritus at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Sunday in a Louisville Courier-Journal article about individuals forgoing attorneys and representing themselves in court.
 
Dylan Roby
Roby, director of the health economics and evaluation research program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted Tuesday in an Orange County Register article about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California.
 
William Yu
Yu, an economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted Tuesday in a Los Angeles Daily News article about Los Angeles city workers receiving pay raises.
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