UCLA Headlines November 18, 2013
By Office of Media Relations November 18, 2013
IN THE NEWS:
Rescued German Film
Friday's New York Times highlighted efforts by the UCLA Film and Television Archive to restore footage from "Different from the Others," a 1919 German film that was banned for its depiction of homosexuality. Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film and Television Archive, was quoted.
Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
A Thursday Examiner article highlighted UCLA research showing that children and adolescents who suffer from anxiety disorders have increased activity in a specific part of the brain, the medial prefrontal cortex, when they are interpreting a situation negatively. The study's co-author, Tara Peris, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, was quoted.
UCLA Works to Support Veterans
The new Ronald A. Katz Center for Collaborative Military Medicine at UCLA, where faculty will partner with the armed forces to address the unique challenges of healing and caring for the nation's most critically wounded warriors, was highlighted Sunday in the Los Angeles Daily News. Shannon O'Kelley, chief operating officer of the UCLA Health System, was quoted.
New Settlement Plans and the Israel–Palestine Conflict
In an op-ed in today's Los Angeles Times, Saree Makdisi, UCLA professor of English and comparative literature, writes about the context surrounding the news last week that Israel was considering a plan for new settlement housing.
Gay in the Nation's Capital
A Friday New York Times article on the gay community in Washington, D.C., referenced research by Gary Gates, senior research fellow at the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute.
Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
Dr. Leonard Marks, clinical professor of urology, was interviewed Friday on Nevada's KLAS-Channel 8 about a new technique for diagnosing prostate cancer.
Free Speech or Discrimination?
A New York Times article today describes the legal case of a New Mexico photographer who refused to photograph a same-sex wedding on the grounds of free speech. The story cites a brief filed by Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor at the UCLA School of Law, and others.
Astronomers Find 'Freakish' Asteroid
Australia's Maitland Mercury reported Saturday on the discovery by David Jewitt, professor in the UCLA Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, and colleagues of an unusual asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust radiating from it.
Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace
A story today in the Chicago Tribune on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, references a study by the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute.
The NRA and Gun Control
Adam Winkler, professor at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed for a report Saturday on New York's WBFO-88.7 FM about the evolution of the NRA's positions on gun control.
Diversity and Admissions
MSNBC reported Sunday on a video made by a group of UCLA students expressing concern about the number of African-American male students on campus.
Suzanne Bianchi, 61, UCLA Professor and Sociologist
Suzanne Bianchi, UCLA professor of sociology, noted for her research on how parents allocate their time to balance the demands of work and family, died Nov. 4. See Sunday's Los Angeles Times and today's New York Times.
Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted Wednesday in an Associated Press article about the relative success of the rollout of California's insurance exchange, Covered California.
Matute, associate director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Sunday in the Los Angeles Times about the lack of turnstiles or gates at certain Los Angeles Metro rail system stations.
Roby, director of the health economics and evaluation research program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted Sunday in the Los Angeles Times and Friday in Kaiser Health News about California health insurance enrollment.