UCLA Headlines March 29, 2011

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Segregation in Public Schools
An article in Sunday's Voice of San Diego about the ethnic and racial makeup of public schools in the San Diego area cited research by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA showing that schools in Southern California have become increasingly segregated by race, class and language. Gary Orfield, director of the Civil Rights Project and a professor of education, was quoted.
 
Love Really Hurts
An article in today's USA Today about a study suggesting romantic heartbreak is closely linked to physical pain cited research by Naomi Eisenberger, assistant professor of psychology and director of UCLA's Social and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, showing that Tylenol can diminish the pain of hurt feelings and social exclusion.
 
Air Pollution and Human Health
An op-ed in Monday's San Francisco Examiner about the California Air Resources Board highlighted a study by James Enstrom, a researcher at the UCLA School of Public Health and UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, examining the impact of diesel exhaust on human health.
 
 
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Dr. Thomas Brod
Brod, UCLA associate clinical professor of psychiatry, was quoted Sunday in a Hollywood Reporter article about a series of upcoming events at which the films of famed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar will be screened and psychoanalyzed.
 
Gerald Estrin
Estrin, professor emeritus of computer science at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was quoted Monday in a New York Times obituary for Paul Baran, an engineer whose work on data "packet switching" helped usher in the early Internet.
 
Leonard Kleinrock
Kleinrock, distinguished professor of computer science at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was quoted Monday in a New York Times obituary for Paul Baran, an engineer whose work on data "packet switching" helped usher in the early Internet.
 
Dr. Elaine Reed
Reed, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Immunogenetics Center, was quoted Monday in a Nature article about a new blood test that could potentially determine whether organ transplants have been successful.
                                                   
Dylan Roby
Roby, a research scientist with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about a Los Angeles County program that aims to allow nurse practitioners to serve as primary care providers.
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