UCLA Headlines May 10, 2012
By Office of Media Relations May 10, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Obama and Gay Marriage
Brad Sears, a lecturer at the UCLA School of Law and executive director of the school's Williams Institute, was interviewed on KCRW-89.9FM about President Obama’s decision to publicly endorse same-sex marriage.
Gay Marriage: Good for Your Health?
An article in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times about research suggesting that legalization of same-sex marriage can lead improved physical and mental health among gay men cited a UCLA study that found that older gay men in California who were legally married had a better psychological outlook than those involved in domestic partnerships. Letitia Anne Peplau, UCLA professor of psychology and sociology, was quoted.
Meditation Strengthens Brain
Wednesday's New York Times highlighted a study by Eileen Luders, assistant professor of neurology and a member of the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, and colleagues showing that people who meditate have, on average, a greater amount of folds in the brain's cerebral cortex, which improves information processing, memory formation and decision making. Luders was quoted.
Holding on to College Dreams
The Bakersfield Californian reported Tuesday that UC President Mark Yudof and Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, UCLA associate vice chancellor for enrollment management, visited a Bakersfield high school, where they urged students to hold on to their dreams of attending college despite rising costs.
Pay Attention While You're Driving
Dr. Mark Morocco, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and associate residency director of emergency medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and colleagues were featured Monday on a CBS “The Doctors” segment on the dangers of distracted driving.
Stairway to a Heart Attack
Dr. Karol Watson, assistant professor of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was interviewed Wednesday on KTTV-Channel 11 about tell-tale warning signs of a heart attack.
Burglar Strikes Dorms; Suspect Arrested
KCAL-Channel 9 reported Wednesday, and KCBS-Channel 2 and KNX-1070 AM report today, on a May 6 burglary that occurred in a student's room in a residence hall at UCLA’s De Neve complex. CBS–Los Angeles reports today that UCLA police have arrested a suspect in the burglary.
Magnet Schools in Flux
An article in Wednesday's Education Week about the future of magnet schools in large public school districts cited research from the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA indicating that students tend to be more segregated by race and class at charter schools than at magnet schools.
Groeling, associate professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Communication Studies, is quoted today in an Agence France-Presse article about actor George Clooney hosting a fundraiser for President Obama.
Pizer, legal director for the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute, is quoted today in a CNN.com article about the importance of social issues in the 2012 presidential campaign.
Rosario, associate clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Wednesday in a CBS News.com article about gender dysphoria, in which children feel uncomfortable with their biological gender.