UCLA Headlines November 19, 2012

IN THE NEWS:
 
UCLA's Clark Among 'Most Beautiful' Libraries
UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is rated one of the most beautiful college libraries in the U.S. in the November issue of Travel + Leisure magazine (1 | 2), which highlights the Clark's collection of works by Oscar Wilde, Chaucer and other authors and its annual chamber music concert series.
 
Bonfire, Rally for Big Game
UCLA’s traditional pep rally and bonfire before the annual UCLA–USC football game was highlighted Thursday by KTLA-Channel 5 (1 | 2), KTTV-Channel 11, KNBC-Channel 4 and KABC-Channel 7; Friday by KNBC-Channel 4, KTTV-Channel 11, KABC-Channel 7 and the Los Angeles Times; and Saturday by an Examiner blog.
 
UCLA Lab Fire Case
KABC-Channel 7, KTTV-Channel 11, City News Service and the Associated Press reported Friday on the legal case against a UCLA professor stemming from a 2008 laboratory fire on the UCLA campus that led to the death of a staff research associate.
 
Gay Vote Helped Obama
Articles in Thursday’s Jezebel and Friday’s LAist about the pivotal role lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender voters played in President Obama's reelection cited poll research conducted by Gary Gates, a senior research fellow with the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute. Gates was quoted in the coverage.
 
'Tweezing' out Alzheimer’s
Asian News International reported Sunday on research in which Gal Bitan, UCLA associate professor of neurology, and colleagues used an innovative compound known as a "molecular tweezer" in an mouse model to break up the toxic aggregations of proteins that afflict the brain in Alzheimer's disease. Bitan was quoted.
 
Economic Boost of Gay Marriage
The Associated Press reported Sunday on research by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law examining how the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in Maryland, Maine and Washington state could benefit those states economically.
 
Prof Named to Fracking Panel
Press Connects reported Thursday that Dr. Richard Jackson, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, is one of three individuals appointed to review New York State’s environmental report on shale gas development using hydraulic fracturing.
 
Pros and Cons of Pot Legalization
A column in Saturday's Michigan Live about the public's changing attitudes toward marijuana legalization highlighted a Nov. 13 Washington Monthly op-ed by Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, on the pros and cons of legalization.
 
Hollywood and the Art of Costume Design
The New York Times reports today on an exhibition in London curated by Deborah Nadoolman Landis, director of the Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, featuring costumes from some of Hollywood's most iconic films. Landis is quoted.
 
Social Stress Causes Inflammation
An article published today on HLN.com highlighted a study led by George Slavich, a postdoctoral scholar at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, and Shelley Taylor, UCLA professor of psychology and sociology, that found that social stress and rejection can trigger inflammation that increases the risk of asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and other maladies.
 
QUOTABLE:
 
Susan Bowerman
Bowerman, assistant director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, was quoted Saturday in a Lifescript article about the health benefits of turkey.
 
Robert Boyd
Boyd, UCLA professor of anthropology, is quoted today in a Scienceline article about research demonstrating an apparent lack of empathy among chimpanzees.
 
Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, is quoted today in NBC News.com and HealthDay News articles about research suggesting that unemployment can increase an individual's risk of heart attack.
 
Paul Habibi
Habibi, a lecturer in real estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Thursday in a Wall Street Journal article about high-rent developments in Los Angeles.
 
Deepak Lal
Lal, a professor of economics who holds UCLA's James Coleman Chair in Development Studies, was quoted Saturday in a United News of India article about the economic strength of India.
 
Dr. Mark Morocco
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, is quoted today in an American Medical News article about the portrayal of doctors on TV.
 
Donald Shoup
Shoup, professor of urban planning at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Friday in a New York Times article about the newly opened toll-road section of the 110 freeway.
 
Brian Taylor
Taylor, director of the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies and a professor of urban planning at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Saturday in a Los Angeles Times article about the newly opened toll-road section of the 110 freeway.
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