UCLA Headlines August 20, 2012
By Office of Media Relations August 20, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
California Seniors Can't Make Ends Meet
An article in Sunday's Modesto Bee about seniors struggling to afford basic necessities highlighted a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research showing that many financially troubled California seniors can't receive public assistance because the official federal poverty level is set too low.
University Affirmative Action Case
An article in today's California Watch about an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with the University of Texas' race-conscious admissions policy cited African American admissions statistics at UCLA.
Entertainment Professionals Move Online
An article in Saturday's Variety about the increasing number of writers, directors and producers working on Web-only series referenced a course at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television that teaches students how to create content targeted for the Web. Peter Heller, the school's assistant dean of development and industry relations, was quoted.
Home Sweet Chaos
A new book by researchers at the UCLA Center on Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) examining in intimate detail the home lives of 32 middle-class, dual-earner families with children in Los Angeles was highlighted Tuesday by Times of London. Jeanne Arnold, UCLA professor of anthropology and a CELF researcher, and Anthony Graesch, a former UCLA postdoctoral fellow in anthropology, were quoted.
Southland Apartment Boom
The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday, and the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday, on a study by UCLA's Ziman Center for Real Estate examining the recent boom in construction of apartments in Southern California. David Shulman, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted.
Wrestlers Visit Sick Kids
La Opinión reported Thursday on professional wrestlers from World Wrestling Entertainment who visited pediatric patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.
Hammer Gives New Award to UCLA Alum
The Huffington Post reported Friday, and the Los Angeles Times, a New York Times blog, an LA Weekly blog and an LA Magazine blog reported Thursday, that UCLA alumnus Meleko Mokgosi is the first recipient of the UCLA Hammer Museum's Mohn Award.
Walnuts Boost Male Fertility
A study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing showing that eating two handfuls of walnuts a day improved sperm quality among younger men was covered Saturday by KCAL-Channel 9.
How Fructose Disrupts Memory, Learning
A study by Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and professor of integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science, showing how a high-fructose diet can slow the brain and hamper memory and learning in rats was highlighted Friday on Cleveland's WTAM-AM radio.
Cons of All-Nighters, Cramming
KABC-Channel 7 reported Friday on a study by UCLA researchers showing that cramming for tests and not sleeping enough the night before had a negative affect on students' performance and overall sleep patterns.
How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives
Dean Buonomano, professor of neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute, was interviewed Saturday on Florida's WDBO-FM radio about “Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives," his book examining how the human brain's weaknesses and strengths have evolved over thousands of years.
UCLA Walking Tours
A column in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times about visiting prospective colleges highlights a walking tour of the UCLA campus.
Repairing Aorta Without Open-Heart Surgery
The Medical Quack blog reported Thursday that doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center have used a new device and non-invasive technique to replace a patient's aortic valve without the need for chest incisions or cardiopulmonary bypass.
Dr. James Cherry
Cherry, professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, is quoted today in a USA Today article about California legislation aimed at requiring that all school children be vaccinated.
Sharon Chun Wetterau
Chun Wetterau, coordinator of the California Social Work Education Center at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Sunday in a Bakersfield Californian article about the difficulty social workers and others face when they encounter suspected cases of child neglect.
Dr. William Cunningham
Cunningham, UCLA professor of general internal medicine, health services research and public health, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times profile of HIV educator Precious Jackson.
Green, professor-in-residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was quoted Saturday in a Ventura County Star article about a program in Ventura County, Calif., that seeks to treat youths with early symptoms of serious mental illness.
Habibi, a lecturer in real estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Sunday in a Los Angeles Times article about buying private islands.
Hasenfeld, professor of social welfare at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Sunday in a Riverside Press-Enterprise article about rates of welfare and food-stamp usage among residents of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Keyes, UCLA professor of ethnomusicology, was quoted Sunday in a Los Angeles Times article about hip-hop artists supporting the gay community.
LoPucki, UCLA professor of law, was quoted Sunday in a Boston Globe profile of U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
Dr. Glenn Mathisen
Mathisen, UCLA clinical professor of infectious diseases was quoted Saturday in a Los Angeles Times article about tuberculosis cases and the TB treatment ward at Olive View–UCLA Medical Center.
Motomura, UCLA professor of law, was quoted Saturday in a Los Angeles Times article about whether California will issue drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants who qualify for President Obama’s two-year reprieve from deportation.
Nickelsburg, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted Friday in a Los Angeles Times article about the labor market in California.
Villasenor, professor of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, is quoted today in a Toronto Globe & Mail article about how the declining cost of digital storage will affect the behavior of authoritarian governments.
Dr. Antronette Yancey
Yancey, professor of health services at the UCLA School of Public Health and co-director of the UCLA–Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, was quoted Friday in a CBS News.com article about a doctor who implements programs in hair salons to encourage healthy living in the African American community.