UCLA Headlines November 5, 2012

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Bike Box Puts Bikers Ahead
The L.A Streets blog reported Thursday on UCLA Transportation's new traffic "bike box" at Strathmore and Westwood, which aims to prevent collisions between cars and cyclists. Dave Karwaski, manager of planning and policy for UCLA Transportation, was quoted.
 
Economy Takes Toll on All Industries
An article in Thursday’s OC Metro about how the economic downturn has affected Southland restaurant owners referenced research by the UCLA Anderson Forecast showing that the median household income in California was 8.1 percent lower in 2011 than in 2007.
 
Children of Lesbian Couples Do OK
The She Wired blog reported Friday on a study led by Nanette Gartrell, a visiting scholar at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, that found that adolescents raised by lesbian parents have fewer social problems, display less rule-breaking behavior and are more academically successful on average than other teens.
 
Looking at Modern Indian History
The Nov. 12 edition of Outlook India features a Q&A with Perry Anderson, UCLA distinguished professor of history, about his latest book, “The Indian Ideology,” which reassesses the history of modern India.
 
The Benefits of Marriage Equality
An op-ed in Thursday's Baltimore Sun about Maryland's Nov. 6 referendum on same-sex marriage cited research by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law showing that when Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage, it resulted in an increase in younger and more highly educated and skilled individuals coming to that state.
 
Terence Tao on Learning Math
A column in Friday's New Yorker on why writers should learn math cited the three stages of learning math, as postulated by UCLA professor of mathematics Terence Tao, who holds UCLA's James and Carol Collins Chair in the College of Letters and Science. Tao was quoted.
 
Bruins, Trojans and Cancers
The Orange County Register reported Friday on Rivals for a Kure, a fundraising effort by UCLA and USC alumni aimed at supporting research on rare cancers.
 
Asian Americans Among Least Likely to Vote
Wisconsin's WBAY-TV reported Friday on a study led by Mitchell Chang, professor of education and a faculty adviser for UCLA's Asian American Studies Center, showing that Asian Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 are one of the demographics least likely to vote on Nov. 6.
 
Prof Takes Aim at Neoliberalism
Kentucky's Louisville Courier-Journal on Sunday highlighted the work and research of Robin D.G. Kelley, the Gary B. Nash Professor of United States History in the UCLA Department of History. Kelley was quoted.
 
Combating Autism Early
An article in Friday's MedPage Today about early interventions for children with autism cited newly developed guidelines for interventions formulated by UCLA researchers and colleagues.
 
Israeli Singer's Iranian Roots
Oded Erez, a UCLA graduate student in musicology, was interviewed Sunday on Public Radio International about prominent Israeli-Iranian pop star Rita Johanforuz and her new album.
 
How to Discipline Children
A column in Sunday's Times of India about disciplining children cited a UCLA study showing that the average toddler hears the word "no" more than 400 times a day.
 
Near-Death Experiences
Research by Marc Cohen, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, was cited Friday in an MSNBC "The Cycle" segment about a neurosurgeon whose experience in a coma after contracting meningitis convinced him that God exists.
 
 
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Samuel Culbert
Culbert, professor of human resources and organizational behavior at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Friday in an Education Week article about teacher-performance evaluations.
 
Kevin Eagan
Eagan, assistant professor of education and assistant director for research at UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, was quoted Sunday in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article about enrollment declining at Pennsylvania colleges.
 
Dr. John FitzGerald
FitzGerald, associate clinical professor of rheumatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Friday in an Arthritis Today article about research on poor balance and falls among the elderly.
 
Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted Sunday in a HealthDay News article about research on a possible link between insomnia and heart attack risk.
 
Stuart Gabriel
Gabriel, the Arden Realty Professor of Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a Market Watch article about Hurricane Sandy’s effect on the East Coast housing market.
 
Rajit Gadh
Gadh, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and director of UCLA's Smart Grid Energy Research Center, is quoted today in an article in New Jersey's Bergen County Record about the potential benefit, particularly during storms, of having power lines underground rather than above ground.
 
Cara Horowitz
Horowitz, executive director of UCLA's Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, was quoted Sunday in a Los Angeles Times article about Hurricane Sandy and the national dialogue on climate change.
 
Gary Orfield
Orfield, professor of education and co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, was quoted Saturday in an Irish Times article about issues of race in the U.S. presidential election.
 
Alan E. Rubin
Rubin, associate researcher at the UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, was quoted Thursday in a Marin Independent Journal article about several meteorites that fell to Earth in Northern California last week.
 
Miguel Unzueta
Unzueta, assistant professor of management and organizations at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Thursday in a Triple Pundit article on diversity in the workplace.
 
Lynn Vavreck
Lynn Vavreck, UCLA associate professor of political science, was quoted Sunday in a National Journal article about undecided voters.
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