UCLA Headlines May 7, 2012

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Cinco de Mayo, Born in the U.S.A.
A new book by David Hayes-Bautista, professor of medicine and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, exploring the California origins of the Cinco de Mayo holiday was highlighted Friday by the Associated Press; Saturday by the Huffington Post, the LA Weekly and United Press International; and Friday by CNN.com and the Des Moines Register. Hayes-Bautista was quoted in the coverage.
 
Brain Injury and Junior Seau Tragedy
Dr. Christopher Giza, associate professor of neurosurgery and pediatric neurology and a member of UCLA's Brain Injury Research Center, was interviewed Thursday on KTTV-Channel 11 about the death of former football player Junior Seau and the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which has afflicted many former athletes in contact sports.
 
Did Stalin Poison Lenin?
Research by Dr. Harry Vinters, chief of the neuropathology division at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and professor of pathology and neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, re-examining the cause of Vladimir Lenin's death was highlighted today by the New York Times, Saturday by Asian News International and Friday by the International Business Times, MSNBC.com and the Calgary Sun. Vinters was quoted in the coverage.
 
Putin Victory Tied to Oil
Bloomberg on Sunday featured an op-ed by Michael Ross, professor of political science and director of UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies, on how oil revenues affected the re-election of Russian President Vladimir Putin and how increased oil wealth in Russia has been tied to a decrease in democracy.
 
War Scars Linger in Bosnia
Thursday's New York Times featured an op-ed co-authored by Gen. Wesley K. Clark, a senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, on the ethnic and political strife that prevails in Bosnia nearly two decades after the end of the civil war.
 
Whooping Cough Resurgence in U.S.
Dr. Jaime DeVille, clinical professor of pediatric infectious diseases at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, was interviewed Friday on ABC's "World News With Diane Sawyer" about the resurgence of whooping cough in Washington state and California. 
 
Some Optimism in State Job Market
Jerry Nickelsburg, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was interviewed Friday on KPCC-89.3 FM about job creation and the U.S. and California unemployment rates.
 
Game Lets Public Diagnose Malaria
The Atlantic reported Friday on a crowd-sourced online game developed by researchers at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA that lets the public compete in distinguishing healthy cells from those infected with malaria.
 
Famed Rockers Start Teen Cancer Center at UCLA
Roger Daltrey was interviewed Friday on the HealthCare Channel/Reuters and Saturday in Pop Entertainment about the Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the first such program launched in the U.S. by Daltrey and Pete Townshend of the Who.
 
The Curse of Oil-Rich Countries
Michael Ross, professor of political science and director of UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies, was interviewed April 20 on VOX about his book "The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations," which examines the ways in which oil riches can make nations more prone to dictatorships, insurgencies, and economic and gender disparities.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Linda Ercoli
Ercoli, director of geriatric psychology in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about a proposed Hollywood-area care facility for patients with dementia. 
 
George Geis
Geis, adjunct professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Sunday in a Wall Street Journal article about a judge halting a hostile takeover bid because of a breach of a confidentiality agreement.
 
Franklin D. Gilliam Jr.
Gilliam, dean of UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs and a professor of political science and public policy, was quoted Saturday in a Los Angeles Times article about community activism since the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
 
Jonathan Grossman
Grossman, UCLA associate professor of English, was quoted Sunday in a Boston Globe profile of a Harvard English professor who studies Victorian literature.
 
Jose Luis Santos
Santos, assistant professor of education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, was quoted Friday in a New York Times column about the value of a university degree.
 
Joan Waugh
Waugh, UCLA professor of history, was quoted Saturday in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about a married couple that lives in a home once owned by Ulysses S. Grant.
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