UCLA Headlines April 30, 2013

IN THE NEWS:
 
UCLA Faculty Elected to Honorary Society
The Imperial Valley News reported Sunday that five UCLA faculty were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
 
No More Classroom Breakfast?
William McCarthy, adjunct professor of psychology and of health services at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed Monday on KPCC-89.3 FM’s “AirTalk” about the possibility of the Los Angeles Unified School District eliminating a classroom breakfast program.
 
Jane Austen, Founder of Game Theory?
The website of New Hampshire Public Radio reports today, and the Imperial Valley News reported Sunday, on "Jane Austen, Game Theorist," a book by UCLA associate professor of political science Michael Suk-Young Chwe that argues that 19th-century author Jane Austen's novels explored in detail the strategic actions and manipulations that would become codified as "game theory" some 150 years later.
 
Legalize Undocumented Immigrants, Boost Economy
An Associated Press article published April 17 about businesses that hire undocumented immigrants in order to save money cites a report by Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, UCLA associate professor of Chicano studies, asserting that reforms to legalize undocumented immigrants in the U.S. would help create jobs, increase wages and generate more tax revenue. Hinojosa-Ojeda was quoted.
 
Zapping Zits With 'Friendly' Bacteria
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday on research led by Huiying Li, assistant professor of molecular and medical pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a member of UCLA's Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, showing that acne bacteria contain "bad" strains associated with pimples and "good" strains that may actually protect the skin against blemishes. Li was quoted.
 
Blood Test to ID Autism
An article in Monday’s Headlines and Global News about a possible blood test for autism spectrum disorders cited research led by Dr. Daniel Geschwind, UCLA's Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and a professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, on biomarkers for autism.
 
Stroke Care and Ambulances
USA Today reported today on a study by Dr. Jeffrey Saver, clinical professor of neurology and a director of the UCLA Stroke Center, showing that stroke patients who arrived at the hospital by ambulance instead of driving themselves are more likely to get there within the most critical time for receiving the care they need. Saver was quoted.
 
The Rise of the Neurotics
Fox Business News reported today on research by Corinne Bendersky, associate professor of human resources and organizational behavior at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and colleagues examining the ways in which extroverts and introverts perform on team tasks.
 
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Terry Rhodes
Rhodes, a researcher in the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, was quoted Monday in a PhysOrg article about the challenges associated with self-sustaining fusion reactions.
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