UCLA Headlines July 20, 2012
By Office of Media Relations July 20, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Astronomers Report the Earliest Spiral Galaxy Ever Seen
The discovery of a spiral galaxy in the early universe, billions of years before many other spiral galaxies formed, by Alice Shapley, a UCLA associate professor of physics and astronomy, and colleagues was reported Thursday by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Register (UK), and Wednesday by Astronomy Magazine. Shapley was quoted in the coverage.
Channel 7 Highlights Donated Body Program
UCLA’s Donated Body Program was featured Thursday in a KABC-Channel 7 segment about options available for people who wish to reduce funeral costs by donating their bodies to medical research. Program director Dean Fisher was quoted.
Occupy Protestors Battle Over Sidewalk Chalking
Today Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted on a KPCC-89.3 FM segment about the constitutionality of arresting “Occupy LA” protesters for drawing on streets with chalk.
Increase in Home Construction May Indicate Market Recovery
Stuart Gabriel, the Arden Realty Professor of Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, was interviewed on “Marketplace” regarding the rise of new home construction in the United States.
Does Green Technology Attract Homebuyers?
The Washington Post reported Thursday on a study co-authored by Matthew Kahn, a professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability with joint appointments in economics and public policy, determining that homes fitted with Energy Star and other green-rated technologies tend to sell for higher prices.
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 today by the Los Angeles Times and Thursday by a Time blog. Jeanne Arnold, UCLA professor of anthropology and a CELF researcher, was quoted by the Times.
UCLA Prof Wins Astrophysics Prize
A U.S. News & World Report blog reported Thursday that David Jewitt, a professor in the UCLA Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy and director of UCLA's Institute for Planets and Exoplanets, has won the Shaw Prize in astrophysics for his role in discovering the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune. Jewitt was quoted.
Jonsson Cancer Center Best in California
The Westwood-Century City Patch reported Thursday that UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has been ranked the number one cancer center in California and number nine in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report.
Geffen School Residents Use iPads in Medical Education
NewsMedical.net and Fierce Health IT reported Tuesday on a study evaluating the introduction of iPads and downloadable lectures from iTunes into the neurosurgery residency program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, assistant professor of neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology, was quoted by NewsMedical.
Chicago’s Silent Film Festival Offers Quiet Vision of Roaring ‘20s
A Chicago Sun-Times article published Thursday about Chicago’s Summer Silent Film Festival cites the UCLA Film and Television Archive as one source for the films screened. Steven Hill, a print loan coordinator at the archive, was quoted.
Bainbridge, UCLA professor of law, was quoted Thursday in a Washington Post story about lawsuits against bankers who allegedly manipulated the London inter-bank offered rate (Libor).
Goldberg, UCLA distinguished professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, was quoted Thursday in a Los Angeles Times article about the labeling of genetically modified foods.