UCLA Headlines June 25, 2012
By Office of Media Relations June 25, 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 Saturday by KNX-1070 AM; Sunday by KNBC-Channel 4 and KABC-Channel 7; and today by Environmental News Network. Hall was quoted by ENN; Paul Bunje, executive director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions, was interviewed on KNBC.
Home Sweet Chaos
An article in the July 2 issue of the New Yorker about raising children in the U.S. highlights research by 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. The article also references "Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century," the CELF book that grew out of that research. Elinor Ochs, professor of anthropology and director of CELF; Carolina Izquierdo, a medical anthropologist and postdoctoral scholar at CELF; and Jeanne Arnold, professor of anthropology and a CELF researcher, were cited.
European Financial Crisis
Friday's VoxEU 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. Tornell's op-ed was referenced Friday in Britain's Financial Times.
New Tools for Tracking Autism Genes
Bio Scholar reports 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; Rui Luo, a graduate student in Geschwind's lab, was cited.
Film Tax Credit Helps California
Friday's Variety highlighted a study by UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment indicating that California’s film tax credit is helping to create jobs and generate revenue for the state.
Positives of Negative Campaigning
Michael Dukakis, visiting professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, was interviewed Saturday on NPR's "All Things Considered" about the potential advantages of negative campaigning in close elections.
Obama and the LGBT Vote
An article Saturday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the the LGBT community’s support for President Obama’s reelection cited research by Gary Gates, a senior research fellow with the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, estimating that roughly 4 million Americans are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Gates was quoted.
High-Fat Diet Increases Cancer Risk
Medical Daily reported Thursday 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 was quoted.
Ozzy's Son Diagnosed With MS
An article in Britain’s Express about an “energy healer” offering to treat Jack Osbourne, who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, cited research by Dr. Valerie Hunt, UCLA professor emeritus of physiological sciences, on the causes of MS.
Anderson Forecast: Sluggish Economy Continues
The UCLA Anderson Forecast’s latest quarterly outlook for the U.S. and California economies
Migraines and Other Headaches
Dr. Charles Flippen II, UCLA associate clinical professor of neurology, was interviewed Sunday on KNX-1070 AM about the causes of migraines and other types of headaches.
Growing up With Gay Parents
Gary Gates, a senior research fellow with the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, was interviewed Sunday on KPCC-89.3 FM about a new study suggesting that children of same-sex couples are at higher risk for social, psychological and physical problems as adults.
Dr. Alon Avidan
Avidan, UCLA associate professor of neurology and co-director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center, was quoted Saturday in a Los Angeles Times article about mattress companies claiming their products will help individuals sleep better.
Dr. Patrick Dowling
Dowling, chair of the department of family medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Saturday in a Bakersfield Californian article about physicians from foreign countries practicing in the United States.
Dr. Eric Vilain
Vilain, professor of human genetics, urology and pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Center for Society and Genetics, was quoted Sunday in a New York Times article about new rules adopted by the International Olympic Committee for determining whether athletes of questionable gender should be allowed to compete as women.
Winkler, UCLA professor of law, was quoted Sunday in a Washington Post article about upcoming rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court.