UCLA Headlines August 2, 2012
By Office of Media Relations August 02, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Improved Eyesight Reduces Hip Injuries
Research by Dr. Anne Coleman, professor of ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, and colleagues showing that older patients who have cataracts removed reduce their risk of breaking a hip was highlighted Wednesday by a New York Times blog, a Time blog, HealthDay TV, the Global Post, Medical News Today and Medical Daily and Tuesday by WebMD, HealthDay News and MedPage Today. Coleman was quoted in the coverage.
Growing Popularity of Women’s Sports
Petrina Long, associate athletics director for UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics, was interviewed Tuesday on the Huffington Post’s “HuffPost Live 3, 2, 1” about women’s athletics and why women's Olympic sports attract more viewers than men's events.
New U.S. Underground Physics Lab
Katsushi Arisaka, UCLA professor of physics and astronomy, was interviewed Wednesday on KCRW-89.9 FM about a new underground laboratory in South Dakota designed for experiments related to dark matter and particle physics.
High-Stress Work and Heart Attacks
Dr. Karol Watson, assistant professor of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was interviewed Wednesday on KTTV-Channel 11 about how high-stress jobs and irregular sleep can increase individuals' risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks.
India Blackout Leaves Millions in Dark
Miriam Golden, professor of political science and vice chair of graduate studies for the UCLA Department of Political Science, was interviewed Wednesday on KPFK-90.7 FM’s “Background Briefing” about the major electrical blackout that recently crippled large parts of India.
Doctors and the Use of the Word 'Obese'
A blog article published Tuesday on the Southern California Public Radio website about how physicians should discuss issues of childhood obesity with patients and parents featured expert commentary by Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate professor of pediatrics and medical director of the Fit for Healthy Weight program at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.
Romney Misses Gist of Jared Diamond Book
The New York Times on Wednesday featured an op-ed by Jared Diamond, UCLA professor of geography and physiology, questioning whether presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has cited Diamond's Pulitzer Prize–winning "Guns, Germs and Steel," has actually read the book.
Diagnosing, Fixing Eye-Twitch Disorder
Britain's Daily Mail reported Wednesday on UCLA's successful treatment of a patient who suffered frequent eye twitches due to arteries pressed up against his facial nerves. Dr. Neil Martin, UCLA's W. Eugene Stern Professor of Neurosurgery and chair of the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, was quoted.
Prof Says Wealthy Do Pay Fair Share
Tuesday's Investor's Business Daily featured an op-ed co-authored by Lee Ohanian, professor of economics and vice chair of undergraduate studies for the UCLA Department of Economics, arguing the United States has the most progressive income tax system among the world's advanced nations.
Transparent Solar Cell Breakthrough
A New Scientist blog reported Wednesday on the development by Yang Yang, professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, and colleagues of organic polymer solar cells that can generate electricity.
Job Search an Uphill Battle for Unemployed
The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday on research by Margaret Shih, associate professor of organizational behavior at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Geoffrey Ho, a UCLA Anderson doctoral student, showing that discrimination against Americans who have been out of work for as little as one month makes it especially hard for them to find new jobs. Ho was quoted.
Online Courses for Undocumented Immigrants
The Huffington Post reported Wednesday that the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education and the National Labor College have announced plans to offer online courses for college credit to young undocumented immigrant activists.
More Business Schools Led by Women
A blog article in today's Wall Street Journal about the growing presence of women in top administrative positions at U.S. business schools cites Judy Olian, dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Chik-fil-A a Problem With Some Students
An article in Wednesday's Chronicle of Higher Education about college students protesting the presence of Chik-fil-A restaurants on campuses due to the company's stance against same-sex marriage cited findings from the nationwide Freshman Survey conducted by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute about the number of college freshman who support gay marriage.
UCLA Caters to Gluten-Sensitive Students
An article in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal about food options for college students with gluten sensitivities highlighted UCLA's new pantry featuring gluten-free foods and cooking appliances.
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, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about a real-estate website analysis that determines the "break-even point" for new homebuyers in various regions of the United States.
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 a World Politics Review article about the major electrical blackout that recently crippled large parts of India.
Dr. Eric Vilain
Vilain, professor of human genetics, urology and pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Center for Society and Genetics, was quoted July 26 in a Daily Beast article about gender testing of athletes at the Olympics.
Witte, director of UCLA’s Broad Stem Cell Research Center and a researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was quoted Wednesday in a Los Angeles Times article about the activity of certain stem cells within cancer tumors.