UCLA Headlines May 14, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Analyzing 'Healthy' Fast Food
The Recipe Finder blog reported Monday on a study led by Dr. Lenard Lesser, a former physician with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, comparing nutritional data and the average number of calories in meals consumed by teens at Subway and McDonald's restaurants.
 
School Suspensions of Black Students
A study by Daniel Losen, a researcher with the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, showing that African-American students are suspended at disproportionately high rates in school districts throughout the U.S. was highlighted Monday by Memphis’ WMC-Channel 5 and Sunday by Iran's Press TV.
 
'Sacred Lotus' May Hold Secrets to Longevity
RedOrbit reported Monday that UCLA scientists and international colleagues have sequenced the genome of the plant known as the "sacred lotus," which may hold secrets to healthy aging. Jane Shen-Miller, a senior scientist with UCLA's Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life, and Crysten Blaby-Haas, a UCLA postdoctoral scholar in chemistry and biochemistry, were quoted.
 
UCLA Anderson 'Thinks in the Next'
The Poets & Quants blog reported Monday on the UCLA Anderson School of Management's recent rebranding campaign. UCLA Anderson dean Judy Olian; Dominique Hanssens, the Bud Knapp Professor of Management at UCLA Anderson; and Andrew Ainslie, associate professor at UCLA Anderson and senior associate dean of the school's full-time M.B.A. program, were quoted.
 
Operation Mend Helps Wounded Warriors
The Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday that Ronald Katz, founder of UCLA's Operation Mend, received the 2013 Community Leadership Award from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America for his work with the UCLA program, a partnership between Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, which offers free reconstructive surgery for U.S. military personnel severely wounded and disfigured during service.
 
 
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Mark Gold
Gold, an associate director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, is quoted today in a National Geographic article about efforts by smaller breweries to use less water and recycle wastewater.
 
Kathy Ullrich
Ullrich, director of alumni career services for the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Saturday in an article in Georgia's Augusta Chronicle about women rejoining the work force after raising children.
 
Ivo Welch
Welch, the J. Fred Weston Professor of Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Wednesday in an article in Oakland's East Bay Express about a number of city agencies and cities in the U.S. pulling their investments out of the coal, oil and gas industries.
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