UCLA Headlines May 11, 2012
By Office of Media Relations May 11, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
You’re beautiful, Vesta
New discoveries about the protoplanet Vesta made by NASA's Dawn mission, which is led by Christopher T. Russell, a professor in UCLA's Department of Earth and Space Sciences, were highlighted Thursday by the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, Discovery, Space.com, Nature, an NPR blog and India's Telegraph and today by New Scientist, NBC–Los Angeles and Asian News International. Russell was quoted in the coverage.
Sexual Orientation and Workplace Discrimination
An article in today's San Francisco Chronicle about efforts to get President Obama to issue an executive order outlawing workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity cited research by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute on the number of employees of federal contractors who are currently protected against such discrimination. M.V. Lee Badgett, visiting professor at the UCLA School of Law and research director of the institute, is quoted.
When Coyotes Attack
The Denver Post reported Thursday on research by Seth Riley, UCLA assistant adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and colleagues examining patterns of coyote attacks on humans near Boulder, Colo.
Burglar Strikes Dorm; Suspect Arrested
KCBS-Channel 2 | KCAL-Channel 9 reported Thursday that UCLA police have arrested a suspect in a May 6 burglary that occurred in a student's residence hall room at UCLA’s De Neve complex.
Free Speech of Search Engines
Good Morning Silicon Valley today highlights a report by Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, arguing that Google and other Internet search engines have the First Amendment right to make editorial judgments about what appears in their search results, much as newspapers have the right to choose what news to publish.
Gay Marriage Means Economic Boost
An CNN Money article published Thursday about the potential benefit to states' economies of legalized same-sex marriage cited research by the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute estimating that of the roughly 646,400 same-sex couple in the U.S., about 50,000 have legally married.
Risks of Going Gluten-Free
Dr. Gregory Harmon, assistant clinical professor in the division of digestive diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was interviewed Wednesday on KTLA-Channel 5 about the challenges of starting a gluten-free diet.
UCLA Film Archive Screenings
A Los Angeles Times blog today highlights the UCLA Film and Television Archive's new series, "Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years," which features 36 films made by the studio during the past century. Thursday’s Seattle Times reported on the archive's Festival of Preservation, which is currently screening at Northwest Film Forum.
Alzheimer's Program Gets Innovation Award
An Examiner blog reported Thursday that that UCLA's new Alzheimer's and Dementia Care program has received a $3.2 million Health Care Innovation award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. David Reuben, chief of UCLA's geriatrics division and leader of the program, was quoted.
Dr. David Dawson
Dawson, assistant professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is quoted today in a San Francisco Chronicle article about a pancreatic cancer symposium in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Gates, a senior research fellow at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, is quoted today in a New York Times column about the potential effect of anti-gay legislation on states' economies.
Higbie, UCLA associate professor of history, is quoted today in a Chicago Tribune column about the important role that Chicago has played in protest movements.