UCLA Headlines January 24, 2014

IN THE NEWS:
 
Later Marriage Good for Men's Bones
The Huffington Post reported Wednesday on a study led by Dr. Carolyn Crandall, professor of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, showing evidence that men who marry for the first time after age 25 tend to have better bone strength than men who marry at a younger age. 
 
The Developing Adolescent Brain
Washington's KUOW-94.9 FM on Thursday highlighted "Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain," a book by Dr. Daniel Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and co-founder of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, that explores teenage behavior and the development of the adolescent brain.
 
UCLA Architecture's Experimental Studio
Wednesday's LA Weekly highlighted the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design's expanded Suprastudio architecture master's program, which has moved to a new, high-tech satellite location at the Hercules Campus in Playa Vista, Calif. Architecture and urban design professors Thom Mayne and Greg Lynn and program directors Frank Gehry and Valerie Leblond were featured in the story.
 
Analyzing 'Healthy' Fast Food
A story that aired Thursday on North Carolina's WNCN-Channel 17 about first lady Michelle Obama's new partnership with Subway as part of her childhood nutrition program cited a study led by Dr. Lenard Lesser, a former physician with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, comparing nutritional data and the average number of calories in meals consumed by teens at Subway and McDonald's restaurants.
 
Prof's Blog Migrates to Washington Post
Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed Thursday on KABC-790 AM's "Larry Elder Show" about the new partnership between his blog, "The Volokh Conspiracy," and the Washington Post and political biases in mainstream media.
 
UC Leaders in Bioscience Research
San Diego's KNSD-Channel 7 on Thursday highlighted California Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State speech, in which he remarked that UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco and UC San Diego are four of the world's top 20 institutions for bioscience research.
 
Free Speech or Discrimination?
An article in Thursday's Washington Times about a court case involving a New Mexico–based professional photographer who refused to provide services at a same-sex wedding cited an amicus brief filed in the case by Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law.
 
What Values Does TV Teach Kids?
An article in Wednesday's Newsweek on the hypersexualization of young girls referenced a study by Patricia Greenfield, distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Children's Digital Media Center at UCLA, and Yalda Uhls, a UCLA doctoral student in developmental psychology, that found that fame was the No. 1 value promoted by shows aimed at kids from 1967 to 2007. Uhls was quoted.
 
Formula for Wedded Bliss
A column in Thursday's Huffington Post about research on what makes a happy marriage cited a study by the UCLA Center on Everyday Lives of Families examining the home lives and habits of 32 middle-class families with children in Los Angeles, which found that spouses who contribute equally to household chores are more likely to feel satisfied in marriage.
 
 
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Dr. Gregory Cole
Cole, professor of neurology and associate director of the UCLA Alzheimer Disease Research Center, was quoted Wednesday in a HealthDay News article about a study showing that fish oil may guard against a loss of brain cells.
 
Joan Herman
Herman, co-director emeritus of the national Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing at UCLA, was quoted today in a USA Today article on the relationship between standards and testing and how teaching geared toward tests can cause gaps in instruction.
 
Juan Matute
Matute, associate director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Thursday in a Los Angeles Times article about L.A. Metro's decision to delay plans to build a direct rail line to LAX.
 
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