UCLA Headlines June 22, 2012
By Office of Media Relations June 22, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Climate Change Is Making L.A. Hotter
Research 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 was highlighted today Thursday by the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Orange County Register, City News Service, United Press International, KCBS-Channel 2 | KCAL-Channel 9, KNBC-Channel 4, KABC-Channel 7, KTTV-Channel 11, KPCC-89.3 FM’s “Patt Morrison Show,” KCRW-89.9 FM and KNX-1070 AM and today by Environment and Energy News. 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 in the coverage.
Anderson Forecast: Sluggish Economy Continues
The UCLA Anderson Forecast’s latest quarterly outlook for the U.S. and California economies
was highlighted Wednesday and Thursday by KNBC-Channel 4, the Los Angeles Times, San Diego's KPBS, Capital Public Radio, San Francisco's KQED, City News Service, the Sacramento Bee, the Oakland Tribune, La Opinión, PhysOrg, the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, NewsMax, LA Observed, the Notimex news service, China's Xinhua News Agency, California Forward, the Whittier Daily News, the San Diego Daily Transcript, the LA Weekly and other outlets. Forecast director Edward Leamer and Forecast senior economist Jerry Nickelsburg were quoted in the coverage.
New Tools for Tracking Autism Genes
Ivanhoe, Asian News International, News-Medical.net and the website of Alabama's CBS-Channel 42 report today on research by Dr. Daniel Geschwind, UCLA's Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and a professor of neurology and psychiatry, that combined gene expression and the use of peripheral blood to enhance scientists’ search for genes that play a role in autism. Geschwind was quoted in the coverage.
Fed Should Get More Creative
A column in Thursday's Bloomberg Businessweek about the Federal Reserve's efforts to revive the economy highlighted research by Roger Farmer, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Economics, suggesting that the central bank invest in a broad index of U.S. equities.
Beware of Canned Foods
Today’s Los Angeles Daily News features a column by Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, clinical professor of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, about botulism.
Affirmative Action Heads to Court
An op-ed in Thursday’s Christian Science Monitor about an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with affirmative action cited research on admissions preferences at law schools by UCLA professor of law Richard Sander.
Children of Lesbian Couples Have Enough Role Models
Asian News International reports today, and Britain's Daily Mail reported Thursday, on research by Dr. Nanette Gartrell, a visiting scholar at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, and colleagues indicating that a lack of a father figure in the lives of children of lesbian couples does not increase their risk of psychological problems later in life. Gartrell was quoted.
Reassessing Pollution From Deforestation
Agence France-Presse reported Thursday on a satellite-data study by researchers from UCLA and other institutions showing that the amount of harmful carbon emissions resulting from forest loss around the world may be significantly lower than prior estimates.
Nancy Mysel, 45, UCLA Film Preservationist
Mysel, a film preservationist with the UCLA Film and Television Archive who specialized in restoring black-and-white movies in the film noir genre, died June 17. See Thursday’s Variety.
Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times column about the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the health care reform law.
Yu, an economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted Thursday in a Los Angeles Daily News article about the real estate market in the San Fernando Valley.