UCLA Headlines October 17, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
Wi-Fi: Past, Present and Future
Rajit 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, was interviewed Wednesday by the Huffington Post about the origin of wireless technology, how it works and where it is headed.
 
Fowler Museum Turns 50
KCRW-89.9 FM's "Art Talk" on Tuesday highlighted a series of exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fowler Museum at UCLA.
 
Silver Lining to 'Greywater'
KCRW-89.9 FM's "Which Way, LA?" reported Wednesday on a water-conservation system developed by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science that filters a home's "greywater" — soapy water from sinks, showers and laundry — and pipes it out again to irrigate citrus trees and vegetable gardens. Yoram Cohen, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and engineering doctoral candidate Zita Yu were interviewed.
 
Soda Consumption up Among Teens
KTLA-Channel 5 and KPCC-89.3 FM report today on a study by researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and colleagues showing that while the daily consumption of sugary drinks among California youth is declining, it has increased 8 percent among teens.  Susan Babey, project director at the center, was interviewed on KPCC.
 
UCLA to Provide Kids' Cancer Services in Bakersfield
The Bakersfield Californian reported Tuesday, and Bakersfield's KBAK-Channel 29 reported Wednesday, that Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA is partnering with the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center to open a children's oncology program in Bakersfield. Dr. Theodore Moore, professor and chief of pediatric hematology–oncology at Mattel Children's Hospital, was quoted in the Californian.  
 
Recommended Stroke Treatments
HealthDay News reported Tuesday on research led by Dr. Gregg Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, showing that hospitals participating in the national Get With the Guidelines–Stroke program are more likely to provide nationally recommended guideline-based care for patients.
 
UCLA to Run Clinics for MPTF
The Beverly Hills Courier reported Tuesday that UCLA and the Motion Picture and Television Fund have reached an agreement that would bring the fund's six health centers under the UCLA Health System umbrella. Dr. David Feinberg, president of the UCLA Health System and associate vice chancellor for health sciences, was quoted.
Goodnight, Baby Myths
Dr. Harvey Karp, UCLA assistant professor of pediatrics, was interviewed today on Missouri's KSHB-Channel 41 about myths and misconceptions concerning babies and sleep.
 
Are You Qualified to Use That Laser?
HealthDay News reported Wednesday on a study led by Dr. H. Ray Jalian, clinical instructor in the department of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, showing that an increasing number of lawsuits stemming from skin-based laser treatments involve procedures performed by non-physicians. Jalian was quoted.
 
Congress Opens for Business
Lee Ohanian, professor of economics and vice chair of undergraduate studies for the UCLA Department of Economics, was interviewed Wednesday on BBC Radio 5 about the reopening of the U.S. government following the recent shutdown and the lifting of the debt ceiling.
 
 
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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 Los Angeles Times article about home prices in Southern California.
 
Eugene Volokh
Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor at the UCLA School of Law, is quoted today in an Associated Press article about a legal case involving high school students who were ordered by their school to remove their American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
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