UCLA Headlines March 12, 2012

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Doctor Investigates Woman’s Mysterious Malady
Dr. Quinton Gopen, assistant professor of head and neck surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was featured Friday in a KNBC-Channel 4 profile of a patient whom Gopen discovered had a tiny hole in one of her ear canals, which allowed sounds from inside and outside her body to reverberate inside her brain.
 
Incoming Students May Be Asked to Declare Sexuality
A KCBS-Channel 2 | KCAL-Channel 9 report aired Friday about a possible UC-wide measure to give incoming students the option of declaring their sexuality when they enroll included interviews with UCLA students and Raja Bhattar, director of UCLA's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Campus Resource Center.
 
European Financial Crisis a Long Time Coming
The New Republic on Friday featured an op-ed written by UCLA history professor Peter Baldwin about the events leading up to the economic crisis in Europe generally, and Greece in particular.
 
Keeping the Brain Sharp With Age
Dr. Gary Small, UCLA's Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging and a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was interviewed Saturday on CNN’s “Sanjay Gupta MD” about brain function during middle age and his book “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program.”
 
Cutbacks in Enrollment Result in Slimmer Humanities Programs
A Chronicle of Higher Education story published Sunday about university cuts to humanities graduate programs cites UCLA’s Department of English and its decision to reduce the number of graduate students accepted from 14 to 12. Ali Behdad, professor and chair of English and comparative literature, was quoted.
 
Rebuilding Japan
A “CBS News” article and segment from Saturday on Japan’s attempt to recover from the devastating 2011 tsunami cited the restoration efforts of Dr. Kozue Shimabukuro, a pediatric critical care doctor at Mattel Children's Hospital. Shimabukuro was quoted.
 
UCLA Professor Charms at Cello Fest
A Los Angeles Times blog post published Sunday about the Piatigorsky Cello Festival cites a performance given on Friday by Antonio Lysy, a professor of cello at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
 
Six Key Figures Drove San Francisco BART Extension
On Sunday the Contra Costa Times reported on the six individuals most responsible for the plan to extend San Francisco’s BART to San Jose, including former Gov. Gray Davis, currently a senior fellow with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
 
Les Moonves Turned Down Apple Collaboration
A Hollywood Reporter story published Saturday about CBS CEO Les Moonves admitting to turning down a proposal from late Apple CEO Steve Jobs for a collaboration between their companies cited the UCLA Entertainment Symposium, at which Moonves spoke.
 
OBITUARY:
 
James Q. Wilson, 80, UCLA Political Scientist
Wilson, professor emeritus of management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, who co-authored the seminal 1982 article “Broken Windows,” about community policing strategy, died March 2. See Sunday’s Daily Telegraph (U.K.).
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Paola Giuliano
Giuliano, assistant professor of economics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Saturday in a New York Times article about American youths being less likely than previous generations to move out of the state where they were raised.
 
Kenneth Klee
Klee, UCLA professor of law, is quoted today in a Wall Street Journal piece about the pool of estate money often left over after a company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
 
Jerry Nickelsburg
Nickelsburg, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted Friday in a Fresno Bee story about the Fresno County jobless rate being lower this January than in 2011.
 
Dylan Roby
Roby, director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an assistant adjunct professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is quoted today in a California Healthline article about health care lobbying in California.
 
Dr. Wendy Slusser
Slusser, UCLA associate clinical professor of pediatrics and public health and director of the Fit for Healthy Weight program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, was quoted Friday in an MSNBC piece about the fact that it is possible to make fast-food kids’ meals healthy.
 
Fernando Torres-Gil
Torres-Gil, professor of social welfare and public policy and chair of the social welfare department at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Sunday in a La Opinión article about a new report on the impact of social security reform on Latino senior citizens.
 
Eugene Volokh
Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, is quoted today in an Associated Press piece about a former employee of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who claims he was laid off for his belief in intelligent design.
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