UCLA Headlines June 19, 2012
By Office of Media Relations June 19, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Link Between Math Skills, Childhood Obesity
The Associated Press reports today on a study by UCLA researchers and colleagues showing that obese children between the ages of 3 and 9 tend to perform worse on math tests than their normal-weight peers.
Remembering Rodney King
Darnell Hunt, professor of sociology and director of UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, was interviewed Monday on PBS's "NewsHour" about the life and legacy of Rodney King, who died June 17.
Nerve Stimulation May Help Depression
Britain’s Daily Mail reported Monday on research by Dr. Ian A. Cook, the Miller Family Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, and Dr. Christopher M. DeGiorgio, UCLA professor of neurology, showing that mild electrical stimulation of a major nerve emanating from the brain helped reduce symptom severity in individuals suffering from depression. DeGiorgio was quoted.
Greek Elections and the Economy
Chile's La Tercera on Sunday featured a Q&A with Sebastian Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, about the recent elections in Greece and their implications for the world economy.
Spotlight on Young Marketers
Thursday's Forbes featured a column by Jim Stengel, adjunct professor of marketing at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, about an upcoming international convention for marketing professionals under the age of 30. Sanjay Sood, associate professor of marketing at UCLA Anderson, was cited.
Competition Leads to Corruption
A column in Sunday’s Psychology Today on how competition can encourage unethical practices highlighted research by Jason Snyder, assistant professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and colleagues showing that companies in highly competitive industries are likely to bend the rules to keep their customers.
Clarke, UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was quoted Monday in a BioTechniques article about new National Research Council recommendations on how governments, industry and universities can maintain robust research-and-development efforts.
Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted Monday in a HealthDay News article about research linking diets high in salt to high blood pressure.
Dr. Daniel Geschwind
Geschwind, UCLA's Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and a professor of neurology and psychiatry, was quoted Monday in a Tampa Bay Times article about left-handed U.S. presidents.
Nickelsburg, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted Saturday in a Palm Springs Desert Sun article about job-growth and unemployment statistics for California.
Orfield, professor of education and director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, was quoted Monday in a New York Times blog article about magnet schools.
Toyota, assistant adjunct professor of anthropology and Asian American studies, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article on a new report showing that Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the U.S.