UCLA Headlines August 8, 2012
By Office of Media Relations August 08, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Suspensions of Minority, Disabled Students
A study by Daniel Losen, a researcher with Civil Rights Project/Projecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, and colleagues that found that students of color and disabled students are suspended at a disproportionately high rate in school districts throughout the United States was highlighted Tuesday by an NPR blog and today by Education Week.
Job Search an Uphill Battle for Unemployed
The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday 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. Ho was quoted.
Eye Cancer Risk in U.S.-Born Latino Babies
Medical Daily reported Monday on a study by Dr. Beate Ritz, professor of epidemiology and environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Julia Heck, a researcher at the Fielding School, showing that babies of U.S.-born Latinas are at higher risk for retinoblastoma than children of Mexico-born mothers. Ritz and Heck were quoted.
Transparent Solar Cell Breakthrough
Power Technology reported Tuesday 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.
How Laser Pulses Mimic Nature
Laser Focus World reported Tuesday on research by UCLA scientists and colleagues who used a unique high-speed measurement technique to demonstrate that patterns that develop in ultra-fast laser pulses mimic wave patterns found in nature.
3-D Imaging With a Single Lens
Stereoscopy News reported Tuesday reports that UCLA researchers and colleagues have developed a single-lens 3-D imaging system that could become part of the first single-lens stereoscopic endoscope.
Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Tuesday in a Washington Post article about neo-Nazi “hate music” and the Sikh temple shooter.
Yu, an economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about an oil refinery fire in Richmond, Calif.