UCLA Headlines July 16, 2012
By Office of Media Relations July 16, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Will California's Bullet Train Fuel Growth?
San Francisco’s KCBS reported Saturday and KTTV-Channel 11 reported Friday on a study led by UCLA Anderson Forecast senior economist Jerry Nickelsburg that found that Japan's famous Shinkansen bullet train has had very little effect on economic and urban growth in that country. Nickelsburg was quoted by KCBS.
Positive Economic Forecast from Anderson
Wednesday’s GlobeSt.com cited the latest semi-annual Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast commercial real estate survey, which showed that developers in California's commercial real estate industry continue to express optimism, and there are solid indications of impending new commercial development in the state.
Anderson Professor Comments on Argentina’s Economy
An article about Argentina’s economy by Sebastian Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor in International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was featured Thursday in Foco Economico.
Choking Hazards and What Parents Can Do
Dr. Nina Shapiro, associate professor of head and neck surgery and director of pediatric otolaryngology at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, wrote an article in Friday’s Westside Today about what parents need to know about food choking hazards in children.
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 Friday by the Christian Science Monitor, American Public Media’s Marketplace, and Britain’s Daily Mail. Jeanne Arnold, UCLA professor of anthropology and a CELF researcher, was quoted in the coverage.
Nearly 4 Million Californians Face Hunger
Fontana Herald News reported Saturday on a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research showing that an estimated 3.8 million California adults could not provide adequate food for themselves or their families during the recent recession. Gail Harrison, professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted.
Student-Run Mobile Clinic Aids Community
The Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA, which ran a volunteer, student-run clinic Sunday where underprivileged individuals were given free medical and legal services, was featured in today’s Los Angeles Times.
Marriage and Socioeconomic Divisions
Deseret News reported Friday on research by Thomas Trail, a UCLA postdoctoral scholar in psychology, and Benjamin Karney, professor of psychology and co-director of the Relationship Institute at UCLA, showing that low-income and high-income Americans have similar views and expectations of marriage. Trail and Karney were quoted.
Computers as ‘Electronic Cocaine’
Britain’s The Sun features an article today by Dr. Peter Whybrow, director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and physician-in-chief of UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, on UCLA research examining how people’s addiction to technology can lead to stress and depression.
Educators to Examine the Armenian Genocide
Friday’s Glendale News-Press reported that Glendale Unified School District will be hosting a five-day seminar examining the historical implications of the Armenian Genocide, which will feature research and a lecture by Richard Hovannisian, UCLA professor emeritus of Armenian and Near Eastern history and chair of the Armenian Educational Foundation at UCLA.
Cell Phone Fights Global Disease
Aljazeera English reported on Saturday on the development by Aydogan Ozcan, associate professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, and colleagues of a cell phone-based platform that can read and analyze disease tests in the field and, with the help of Google Maps, use the data to chart the spread of diseases throughout the world. Ozcan was interviewed in the story.
Mouthwash Could Wipe Out Tooth Decay
KPCC-89.3 reports today on a new mouthwash developed by Wenyuan Shi, professor of oral biology at the UCLA School of Dentistry, that was shown in a study to effectively kill the bacteria responsible for causing tooth decay and cavities.
Scientists Claim Discovery of Elusive Higgs Boson
An article in Saturday’s French Tribune about the discovery by researchers working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) laboratory in Switzerland of what may be the elusive the Higgs boson particle highlighted the work of UCLA professor of physics Robert Cousins, a member of one of the teams working at CERN to find the particle. Cousins was quoted.
Russell Shank, 86, Former UCLA Head Librarian
Shank, the chief librarian at UCLA from 1977 to 1989 and professor emeritus in UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies who staunchly supported 1st Amendment rights in libraries, died June 26. See Saturday’s Los Angeles Times.
Leamer, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in Saturday’s Los Angeles Daily News about the strong possibility that more California cities will file for bankruptcy.
Daniel J.B. Mitchell
Mitchell, the Ho-su Wu Professor Emeritus of Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and distinguished professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted in Saturday’s Los Angeles Daily News about the strong possibility that more California cities will file for bankruptcy.
Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted in Friday’s Los Angeles Times article about the constitutionality of arresting “Occupy LA” protesters for drawing on streets with chalk.