UCLA Headlines June 26, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action Case
Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed Tuesday on NPR’s “Morning Edition” about the Supreme Court’s decision to send the Fisher v. University of Texas case back to a lower court and the effect this may have on affirmative action in education. Adam Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Tuesday in a Detroit News article about the case.
 
Supreme Court Rules on Voting Rights Act
Adam Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed Tuesday on NPR’s “All Things Considered” about the Supreme Court's ruling that a tenet of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requiring certain states and counties to get federal government approval before changing voting laws is unconstitutional. Winkler is quoted today in a Philadelphia Daily News article about the case.
 
Supreme Court and Same-Sex Marriage
Adam Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed today on KABC-790 AM about the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. Brad Sears, a lecturer at the UCLA School of Law and executive director of the school's Williams Institute, was interviewed today on KCRW-89.9 FM about the Proposition 8 ruling.
 
Computer Exercises Can Help Seniors' Memory
Asian News International reports today on a study led by Karen Miller, associate clinical professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, and Prabha Siddarth, a research statistician in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute, showing that older adults who regularly used a computerized brain-fitness program demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills. 
 
'The Lone Ranger' and American Indians
Hanay Geiogamah, visiting assistant professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, was interviewed Tuesday on “CNN Newsroom” about Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the classic American Indian character Tonto in the new film "The Lone Ranger."
 
UCLA Prof Named Editor of 'California' Journal
An article in today's Columbia Journalism Review highlights the appointment of Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, as new editor of “Boom: A Journal of California,” which aims to make the best ideas of UC academics accessible to the general public. Christensen is quoted.
 
Marriage Has Benefits for Gay, Straight Couples
An article in today's U.S. News and World Report about the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 highlights a study by Richard Wight, a researcher in community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and colleagues that found that marriage is associated with an increase in psychological well-being among both heterosexuals and same-sex couples. Wight is quoted.
 
 
 
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Gary Gates
Gates, a senior research fellow at the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute, was quoted Tuesday in a Politico article about several major tech industry companies that have supported gay rights for decades.
 
Dr. Ava Shamban
Shamban, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is quoted today in a Times of India article about adult acne.
 
Eric Sussman
Sussman, senior lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about a recent jump in U.S. home prices.
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