UCLA Headlines August 6, 2012
By Office of Media Relations August 06, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Program Promotes College Among Foster Youth
KCBS-Channel 2 and KCAL-Channel 9 reported Saturday and Sunday on the First Star UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars Summer Academy, a five-week college preparatory program on the Westwood campus that seeks to encourage adolescent foster kids to eventually apply to college and earn a college degree. Janina Montero, UCLA vice chancellor for student affairs, was interviewed.
Online Courses for Undocumented Immigrants
The Asian Journal reported Friday 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 through the National Dream University. Center director Kent Wong was quoted.
Getting Admitted to B-School
The Clear Admit blog on Thursday featured a Q&A with Rob Weiler, assistant dean and interim director of admissions and financial aid for the UCLA Anderson School of Management, about UCLA Anderson's unique curriculum and what students should aim for in writing application essays for business school.
Job Search an Uphill Battle for Unemployed
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday on research led 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.
Keeping Public Education Free
A column in today’s Los Angeles Times about legal and legislative efforts to end unfair fees charged to public school students for sports, field trips and other activities cites a study by UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education and Access showing that state budget cuts have intensified the inequality between schools in different communities.
Psychiatrist Faces Lawsuit
The Associated Press reported Friday on a wrongful death lawsuit filed against a UCLA psychiatrist.
New Field Could Have Big Impact on Psychiatry
An article in Friday's Psychiatry News about the burgeoning field of psychoneuroimmunology highlighted research by Dr. Michael Irwin, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and director of UCLA's Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, and Dr. Steven Cole, adjunct professor of hematology–oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Habibi, a lecturer in real estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Sunday in a Los Angeles Times article about presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife asking for 2009 and 2010 reassessments of the value of their La Jolla home in an effort to lower their property tax bill.
Nickelsburg, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted Thursday in a Reuters article about cash-strapped California cities backing away from proposed ballot initiatives to raise taxes.
Snyder, assistant professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Saturday in a Los Angeles Times article about corporations attempting to court favor with gay, lesbian and bisexual groups.