UCLA Headlines March 14, 2013

IN THE NEWS:
 
Argentine Cardinal Becomes Pope Francis
Henry Angsar Kelly, UCLA professor emeritus of English, was interviewed Wednesday on KMEX-Channel 34 and KNX-1070 AM about the election of Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th Roman Catholic pontiff and the first pope from Latin America.
 
Anderson Forecast: Economy Ramps Up
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, United Press International, LA Observed, KCAL-Channel 9, KPCC-89.3 FM, KCRW-89.9 FM and KABC-790 AM. Forecast senior economist Jerry Nickelsburg was interviewed on KPCC and quoted in the L.A. Daily News; Forecast director Edward Leamer was interviewed on KCAL.
 
Southland Home Prices Up
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 Wednesday KPCC-89.3 FM about a rise in home prices in the U.S. and parts of Southern California. He is also quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article on the subject.
 
Home Sweet Chaos
Salt Lake City's Deseret Morning News on Wednesday highlighted a study by researchers at the UCLA Center on Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) that examined in intimate detail the home lives — including clutter — of 32 middle-class, dual-earner families with children in Los Angeles.
 
Operation Mend’s 'Buddy' Program
A KPCC-89.3 FM story on Wednesday about UCLA's Operation Mend, which offers free reconstructive surgery for U.S. military personnel severely wounded and disfigured during service, highlighted Operation Mend's "buddy" family program, which pairs wounded veterans undergoing treatment with Los Angeles–area families who provide comfort, care and support.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Dr. John Belperio
Belperio, associate professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a Time article about the health of newly elected Pope Francis, who had a lung removed as a teenager.
 
Aydogan Ozcan
Ozcan, associate professor of electrical engineering and bioengineeringat the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was quoted Wednesday in a New York Times blog article about the potential role of mobile phones in global health care.
 
Teri Schwartz
Schwartz, dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, is quoted today in a Indo-Asian News Service article about the importance of storytelling in filmmaking.
 
Dr. Richard J. Shemin
Dr. Shemin, UCLA professor and chief of cardiothoracic surgery, and surgical director of the UCLA Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, was quoted Wednesday in a Huffington Post article about the health of newly elected Pope Francis, who had a lung removed as a teenager.
 
Eugene Volokh
Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Wednesday in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about gun laws in the state of Georgia.
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