IN THE NEWS:
'Occupy' Movement Spreads to Campuses
An article in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times about California college students supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement referenced a protest and outdoor teach-in at UCLA. Robert Samuels, a lecturer with the UCLA Writing Programs, was cited.
Computer Science Prof Wins Harvey Prize
The Encino Patch reports today that Judea Pearl, UCLA professor-in-residence of computer science, has been awarded the 2011 Harvey Prize by Israel's Technion Institute of Technology for his breakthrough research in computer science. Pearl is quoted.
Strategy Versus Fluff in Business
Tuesday's Toronto Globe & Mail featured a review of "Good Strategy/Bad Strategy," a new book by Richard Rumelt, the Kunin Professor of Business and Society at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Rumelt was quoted.
UCLA Receives American Heart Association Award
The Examiner reported Tuesday that Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has been honored by the American Heart Association for the quality of its treatment of heart-failure patients. Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted.
Opponents Make Case Against Copyright Bill
A CNET article published Tuesday about opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives cited a letter to Congress written by Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, and other law professors questioning the bill’s constitutionality.
Oregon and Same-Sex Marriage
An editorial in Tuesday's Oregonian about efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Oregon
cited research by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute showing that roughly 40 percent of the U.S. population lives in states that have some form of legal protection for same-sex couples.
Donna Karan to Launch Program at UCLA
The Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday that Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will be the first hospital on the West Coast to implement fashion designer Donna Karan's Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program, which uses Eastern healing techniques to enhance the care of hospital patients.
Winston C. Doby, 71, UCLA Vice Chancellor Emeritus
Doby, who served as UCLA vice chancellor for student affairs for more than 20 years and established programs to extend educational opportunities to disadvantaged students, died Nov. 10. See today’s Los Angeles Times.
Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, is quoted today in a HealthDay News article about drug-coated balloons that can open blocked stents in heart arteries.