UCLA Headlines June 25, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
High Court Punts on Affirmative Action Case
Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed Monday on NPR’s “All Things Considered” about the Supreme Court’s decision to send the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case back to a lower court and the potential effect this will have on educational diversity.
 
Seeing Clearly With Telescope Technology
Andrea Ghez, a UCLA professor of physics and astronomy who holds the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Chair in Astrophysics was interviewed Monday on NPR’s “Morning Edition” about her research on the Milky Way's supermassive black hole and astronomers' use of adaptive optics, a powerful technology that corrects the distorting effects of the Earth's atmosphere.
 
Helping Rural Indian Women With HIV/AIDS
The Times of India reports today on a UCLA-led pilot program in rural India that trains village women as social health workers to provide counseling and support to their peers with HIV and AIDS. Adey Nyamathi, distinguished professor and associate dean of international research and scholarly activities at the UCLA School of Nursing, is quoted.
 
Gay Community and Economic Stereotypes
KPCC-89.3 FM’s “AirTalk" reported Monday on a study by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute and the Gallup organization showing that the percentage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the U.S. earning less than $24,000 each year is higher than among the general population. M.V. Lee Badgett, visiting professor at the UCLA School of Law and research director at the Williams Institute, and Gary Gates, a senior research fellow at the Williams Institute, were interviewed. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on the study today.
 
Obama's Losses at the Supreme Court
Friday’s Daily Beast featured an op-ed by Adam Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law, about the Supreme Court rejecting the arguments of the Obama administration in a number of recent high-profile cases.
 
 
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Patricia Gandara
Gandara, professor of education and co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, was quoted today in a Washington Post article about the Supreme Court’s Fisher v. University of Texas case and affirmative action in college admissions.
 
Richard Sander
Sander, professor at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Monday in a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article about the Supreme Court’s decision to send the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case back to a lower court.
 
Adam Winkler
Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Monday in a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article about the Supreme Court’s decision to send the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case back to a lower court.
 
Dr. Dennis Woo
Woo, UCLA associate clinical professor of pediatrics, was quoted Monday in a HealthDay News article about research suggesting that infants who are breast-fed grow up to be more upwardly mobile.
 
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