UCLA Headlines June 21, 2012
By Office of Media Relations June 21, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Anderson Forecast: Sluggish Economy Continues
The UCLA Anderson Forecast’s latest quarterly outlook for the U.S. and California economies was highlighted Wednesday by the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Ventura County Star, the Riverside Press-Enterprise, the San Gabriel Valley News, the Contra Costa Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, China's Xinhua News Service, Money News, KNBC-Channel 4, KABC-Channel 7, Fox Business News, KPCC-89.3 FM’s “DeBord Report,” KCRW-89.9 FM and other outlets. Forecast director Edward Leamer and Forecast senior economist Jerry Nickelsburg were quoted in the coverage. Leamer was interviewed on KNBC, and Nickelsburg was interviewed on KABC.
Climate Change Is Making L.A. Hotter
The Los Angeles Times and KTLA-Channel 5 report today on a study led by Alex Hall, associate professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, predicting that climate change will cause temperatures in the Los Angeles region to rise by an average of 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by the middle of this century. Hall; Paul Bunje, executive director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions; and Dr. Richard Jackson, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, were quoted.
European Financial Crisis
Wednesday's New York Times featured an op-ed co-authored by UCLA professor of economics Aaron Tornell suggesting steps the European Central Bank and countries in the euro zone can take to ensure long-term economic stability in Europe.
High-Fat Diet Increases Cancer Risk
The Indo-Asian News Service reports today on research led by Dr. Guido Eibl, associate professor-in-residence of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, showing that a diet high in fat and calories can hasten the onset of pancreatic cancer. Eibl is quoted.
Former Foster Youth Earns Degree
The EFE news agency on Monday profiled a recent UCLA political science graduate who was a member of the Bruin Guardian Scholars program, which provides support for former foster youth who are students at UCLA. Bruce Barbee, UCLA professor of education, was cited.
More Funding for Alzheimer's Research
Wednesday's Huffington Post featured a column by Dr. Gary Small, UCLA's Parlow–Solomon Professor on Aging and director of the Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, urging the federal government to provide more funding for research on Alzheimer's disease. Small was interviewed on the subject Tuesday on KNX-1070 AM's "Business Hour."
Obama's Executive Order on Immigration
Mark Sawyer, professor of political science and director of UCLA's Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics, was interviewed Wednesday on Minnesota Public Radio about President Obama issuing an executive order that would allow tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to obtain work permits and avoid deportation.
Dissonant Music Brings out Animal in Us
Research by Daniel Blumstein, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Greg Bryant, UCLA assistant professor of communication studies, showing that distorted and jarring music tends to excite listeners because it mimics the distress calls of animals was highlighted Tuesday by Time and an LA Weekly blog. Blumstein and Bryant were quoted in the coverage.
UCLA Senate Approves Proposal for Self-Supporting M.B.A. Program
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday on the UCLA Legislative Assembly's recent vote in favor of a proposal to convert UCLA Anderson's M.B.A. program from state-supported to self-supporting. UCLA Anderson dean Judy Olian was quoted.
Anderson Program on Women in Business
Spain's El Economista reported Tuesday on an international program hosted by the UCLA Anderson School of Management that brings 50 women from around the world to campus for a series of courses and symposia on business management. Judy Olian, dean of UCLA Anderson, and Alfred Osborne, professor and senior associate dean at UCLA Anderson, were cited.
Dr. Brian DeRubertis
DeRubertis, assistant clinical professor of vascular surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a Good Housekeeping article about dealing with varicose veins.
Kelty, associate professor of information studies and anthropology, is quoted today in a San Francisco Chronicle article about universities making all scientific research published by faculty accessible to the public.