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UCLA Headlines April 25, 2012

IN THE NEWS:
 
Hey Kids, Meet Professor Bill Maher
A Los Angeles Times blog reported Tuesday on comedian and political commentator Bill Maher's "surprise" visit to UCLA professor Thomas Schwartz's undergraduate political science class, where the TV personality gave the class his take on the 2012 presidential race and answered questions from students.
 
Fowler Museum Show Inspires Clothing Line
A Los Angeles Times blog reported Tuesday that a clothing company has partnered with the Fowler Museum at UCLA to create pajamas, T-shirts and table napkins based on designs featured in "Second Skins: Painted Barkcloth From New Guinea and Central Africa," a new Fowler exhibition featuring ceremonial barkcloth art from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Papua New Guinea.
 
Mayor’s Proposed Budget Cuts City Jobs
David Lewin, professor of management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management was interviewed Friday on KPCC-89.3 FM’s “Patt Morrison Show” about Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s proposed 2012–13 city budget, which includes layoffs of city workers and reductions in workers' retirement benefits.
 
Older Men Continue to Receive Prostate Tests
A blog article in Tuesday's New York Times on the debate over screening older men for prostate cancer cited a study by UCLA researchers and colleagues showing that despite federal guidelines advising against men over 75 receiving routine prostate screenings, nearly half of men this age are still being screened.
 
Event Raises Bundle for Cancer Research
Variety reported Tuesday on the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center's annual "Taste for a Cure" fundraising event on April 20, which raised $575,000 for cancer research at UCLA.
 
Most Medi-Cal Caregivers Face Poverty
La Opinión reported Sunday on a study by UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research that found that the majority of California’s Medi-Cal caregivers earn poverty or near-poverty wages and have poor access to health care.
 
Obama: Students-Loan Debt Rising
A Tuesday story by KCBS-Channel 2 | KCAL-Channel 9 about President Obama's recent speech on rising student-loan debt featured interviews with UCLA students who watched the speech in a campus residence hall.
 
Operation Mend Surgical Chief Honored
The Santa Monica Patch reported Tuesday that Dr. Timothy Miller, UCLA professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery and surgical director of UCLA's Operation Mend, has been awarded the “Rick Crocker Spirit of Volunteerism Award" by the American Red Cross of Santa Monica.
 
UCLA Doc Highlights Quality, Safety
Today's Hospitalist features a profile of Dr. Nasim Afsar-Manesh, associate medical director of quality and safety for the UCLA Health System and executive director of quality and safety for the department of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, who has implemented more than 40 quality and safety projects at UCLA. Afsar-Manesh is quoted.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Christopher Colwell
Colwell, professor-in-residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in an Asian News International article about research showing that cellular changes in the brain's "clock" may cause sleep trouble in older animals and humans.
 
Dr. Daniel Dumesic
Dumesic, visiting professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chief of the UCLA Fertility and Reproductive Health Center, was quoted Tuesday in a Houston Chronicle article about the recent birth of sextuplets at a Texas hospital.
 
Hiroshi Motomura
Motomura, UCLA professor of law, is quoted today in an International Business Times article about the U.S. Supreme Court considering Arizona’s new immigration law.
 
Jennifer Pizer
Pizer, legal director for the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute, is quoted today in Los Angeles Times and Associated Press articles about protecting transgender people from discrimination in the workplace.
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