UCLA Headlines November 13, 2013

IN THE NEWS:
 
Making the Most of Public Education
Mike Rose, UCLA professor of education, was interviewed Sunday on the syndicated public radio program "Humankind" about the impact good teachers can have in low-opportunity schools and the drawbacks of an education system based on standardized testing.
 
Bringing Westwood Back
KPCC-89.3 FM's "Off-Ramp" reported Nov. 6 on the UCLA Hammer Museum's “Arts ReStore LA” project, in which artists and other vendors operate "pop-up" businesses in empty Westwood storefronts. The story referenced a grant the museum recently received from the Goldhirsh Foundation. Hammer director Ann Philbin was interviewed.
 
Breaking up in the Digital Age
Jessica Carbino, a UCLA doctoral candidate in sociology, was interviewed Tuesday on KPCC-89.3 FM’s “AirTalk” about the etiquette of ending romantic relationships and the recent trend of breaking up via text message and social media.
 
Rational System for Selling Marijuana
The Nov. 18 edition of the New Yorker magazine profiles Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, highlighting his work on developing rules and policies to help Washington state properly regulate and tax its market for legal marijuana. Kleiman is quoted.
 
L.A., Solar Energy and Jobs
The Los Angeles Times reports today on a study by researchers at UCLA's Luskin Center for Innovation and colleagues showing that Los Angeles County could create nearly 29,000 jobs and reduce climate change–causing emissions by more than a million tons per year if just 5 percent of available rooftop space had solar panels. Colleen Callahan, deputy director of the Luskin Center, is quoted.
 
Is 'Huh' a Universal Word?
Timothy Stowell, UCLAprofessor of linguistics, was interviewed Tuesday on KPCC-89.3 FM’s “AirTalk” about a new study showing that the question-word "huh" is present in nearly every language.  
 
Workplace Non-Discrimination Laws
Missouri's Springfield News-Leader reported Tuesday on a study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law estimating the number of complaints of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity that would be filed annually in Missouri if that state instituted a non-discrimination law.
 
Making Movies With Google Glass
The International Digital Times reported Monday that Google has provided student filmmakers at five colleges and universities, including UCLA, with its new Google Glass headsets to explore how the wearable computing device can be used to make movies.
 
An Evening With George Chakiris
An article in Monday's Los Angeles Times about Oscar-winning actor and singer George Chakiris referenced an upcoming event at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television at which Chakiris will be interviewed.
 
Diversity and Admissions
A column in Tuesday's Huffington Post highlighted a video made by a group of UCLA students expressing concern about the low number of African-American male students on campus and the college admissions process.
 
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Gary Clark
Clark, UCLA's director of undergraduate admissions and relations with schools, was quoted Monday in a New York Times blog article about social media and college admissions.
 
Dr. Sanjay Kaul
Kaul, UCLA associate professor of medicine, was quoted Tuesday in a Los Angeles Times article about new guidelines for taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.  
 
Gary Orfield
Orfield, director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA and professor of education, was quoted Thursday in a National Education Association Today article about improving college readiness for minority students. 
 
Brenda Stevenson
Stevenson, UCLA professor of history and African-American studies, was quoted Saturday in an article in Britain's Daily Telegraph about the film “12 Years a Slave” and the lasting impact of slavery on race relations in the United States.
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