UCLA Headlines March 17, 2014

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Earthquake in Los Angeles
KABC-Channel 7, KCAL-Channel 9 and other outlets highlighted reports from UCLA officials that there were no damages or injuries on campus as a result of this morning's magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered in the Santa Monica Mountains.
 
Feeling Grudges: Let It Go
NBC's "Today" reported today on a study by UCLA researchers and colleagues examining why and how people hold grudges and what determines how long and how intensely individuals will feel emotional pain from a slight.
 
Perceiving Race in America
Phillip Atiba Goff, UCLA assistant professor of social psychology, was interviewed Sunday on MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" program about research he and Matthew Jackson, a UCLA postdoctoral fellow in social psychology, conducted examining police officers' attitudes toward African-Americans, particularly their perception of young black boys.
 
Michigan's Same-Sex Marriage Case
A piece that aired Saturday on Michigan's WJR-760 AM about a case involving Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage referenced a study by Gary Gates, senior research fellow at the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute, showing that more than half of Americans still "see something wrong" with gay and lesbian relationships.
 
Cost Influences College Choice More Than Ever
KNBC-Channel 4 reported Saturday on the annual nationwide Freshman Survey conducted by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, which found that more college freshmen than ever before say cost and financial aid incentives were major factors in their choice of school.
 
Regulating Pot in Washington
Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was interviewed Friday on Washington's KUOW-94.9 FM about the difficulties of enacting policies for regulating the state of Washington's market for legal marijuana.
 
Countdown to Get Insurance 
An article in Saturday's Fresno Bee about the approaching deadline for enrolling in Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act, referenced a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research showing that 231,000 adults in California's Central Valley region are uninsured.
 
Natural Seasickness Remedies
An article in Wednesday's New York Times on natural ways to relieve queasiness and motion sickness highlighted UCLA Center for East–West Medicine recommendations of acupressure and massage.
 
Suspensions of Minority Students
An article in Friday's Washington Post about a new report on discipline in schools cited a study led by Daniel Losen, a researcher with Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, that found that students of color and disabled students are suspended at disproportionately high rates in school districts throughout the United States.
 
Getting Medieval on Your Reading List
Saturday's Guide Live Books featured a review of "Blood Royal," a medieval true-crime mystery by Eric Jager, UCLA professor of English, that focuses on France during the Hundred Years' War and the brutal murder of the Duke or Orleans in Paris in 1407. Tuesday's Daily Beast featured a column by Jager recommending books on medieval crime and Thursday's France Today included a column by Jager about "Blood Royal."
 
Electric Boost Helps Brain Learn Better
The Wall Street Journal on Friday highlighted a study led by Dr. Itzhak Fried, professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, showing that human memory can be improved by electrically stimulating a key area in the brain as it learns to navigate a new environment.
 
Top Chief Medical Officers
Dr. J. Thomas Rosenthal, chief medical officer for the UCLA Health System and associate vice chancellor of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was featured Thursday in Becker's Hospital Review's list of "100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know," which is based on individuals' experience in overseeing medical and quality affairs at health care organizations
 
Doctors Getting Recertified
Dr. Clarence Braddock, vice dean for education and a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was featured Friday in MedPage Today video about certification programs that keep doctors up to date in their fields.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Dr. Sue McDiarmid
McDiarmid, medical director of the UCLA Hand Transplantation Program and a professor of pediatrics, is quoted today in a Boston Globe article about limitations in the field of face and hand transplants. 
 
Hiroshi Motomura
Motomura, professor at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Friday in a New York Times article about President Obama beginning to shift his policy on deportations of undocumented immigrants.
 
Edward Wright
Wright, UCLA professor of physics and astronomy, was quoted Sunday in an Agence France- Presse article about research debunking the idea that a large gas planet near our solar system is causing planets' "wobbly" orbits.
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