UCLA Headlines September 11, 2013

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IN THE NEWS:
 
UCLA Moves Up in University Rankings
CBS News.com, the Washington Times, Britain's Daily Mail, the Sacramento Bee, the Pasadena Star-News, KABC-Channel 7 and KPCC-89.3 FM reported Tuesday that UCLA has been ranked the No. 23 university in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of top colleges.
 
When Critical Care Is 'Futile'  
A study by UCLA researchers and colleagues that examined the cost and frequency of critical-care patients receiving treatments that doctors do not feel will save or meaningfully improve their lives was highlighted today by a New York Times blog; Tuesday by Reuters, California's Sierra Sun-Times and HealthDay News; and Monday by the Los Angeles Times, Live Science, BusinessWeek, MedPage Today, Health Leaders and Medical Xpress. Dr. Thanh Huynh, clinical instructor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Dr. Neil Wenger, professor of general internal medicine and health services research and director of the UCLA Healthcare Ethics Center at the Geffen School, were quoted.
 
U.S. Cancer Care in Crisis
KPCC-89.3 FM and the Associated Press on Tuesday highlighted a report prepared by an Institute of Medicine committee chaired by UCLA's Dr. Patricia Ganz indicating that as the U.S. population continues to age, urgent changes are needed to boost the quality of care and improve outcomes for people diagnosed with cancer. Ganz, director of cancer prevention and control research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and a professor at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed by KPCC and quoted by the AP.
 
Climate Change Will Make L.A. Hotter 
A column in Friday’s Los Angeles Daily News highlighted research by Alex Hall, associate professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and colleagues predicting that climate change will cause temperatures in the Los Angeles region to rise by an average of 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by the middle of this century.
 
Pro-Life, Pro-Choice and College
A column in Tuesday’s Huffington Post about the value system of twentysomethings cited findings from the annual Freshman Survey conducted by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute on the shifting views of college students on abortion.
 
How Language Affects Your Future
The National Journal on Tuesday highlighted research by Keith Chen, associate professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, showing that speakers of languages with weak future tenses are more likely to display strong future-oriented behaviors, like saving money, than speakers of languages with strong future tenses.
 
What's in a Chinese Name?
A column in today's Los Angeles Times about how one Chinese family picked names for its children cited research by UCLA professor of sociology Cameron Campbell on 18th- and 19th-century Chinese villages. 
 
Filmmaker Stanley Kramer Remembered
Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film and Television Archive, was interviewed Tuesday by Voice of America about the legacy of the late film director Stanley Kramer.
 
Renting in L.A. a Cutthroat Business
Stuart 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 interviewed Tuesday on KPCC-89.3 FM’s “AirTalk” about the increasingly competitive residential rental market in Los Angeles.
 
 
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James Gelvin
Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, is quoted today in a Hong Kong Ming Pao article about the current turmoil in Syria.
 
Mark Kleiman
Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Tuesday in a Washington Olympian article about the federal government's approach to marijuana legalization by states.
 
Kent Wong
Wong, director of the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about new U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez addressing an AFL–CIO convention in Los Angeles.
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