UCLA Headlines November 27. 2013
November 27, 2013
IN THE NEWS:
Bonfire, Rally for Big Game
UCLA's traditional pep rally and bonfire before the annual UCLA–USC football game was highlighted Tuesday by KCBS-Channel 2, KNBC-Channel 4 and KTLA-Channel 5.
Men, Women and Sexual Regret
A study by UCLA researchers and colleagues showing that men and women experience different types of regret when it comes to sexual encounters and that these differences can be traced to our evolutionary past was highlighted Monday by United Press International and Tuesday by KTLA-Channel 5, Houston's KPRC-Channel 2, Britain's Daily Mail, a Glamour blog, Nature World News and HealthDay News. Martie Haselton, UCLA professor of psychology and communication studies, was quoted in the coverage.
Unhappy Meals: Kids and Fast Food
A study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research showing that 60 percent of young children in California, and 70 percent of Latino children, had eaten fast food at least once during the previous week was highlighted today by the Salinas Californian. Susan Holtby, a senior researcher at the center, was quoted.
Diversity of Facial Colors in Primates
A study led by UCLA life scientists suggesting that the diversity of facial colors and patterns in Old World apes and monkeys evolved to help the primates identify members of both their own species and other species was highlighted today in a Slate video.
Shape-Shifting Prostate Cancer Cells
United Press International reported Tuesday on a study by researchers at the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center showing that prostate cancer stem cells evolve into different cells as the disease progresses, making targeted treatments more difficult. Dr. Andrew Goldstein, an assistant researcher in molecular and medical pharmacology at UCLA, was quoted.
Teaching Slang to English-Language Learners
Voice of America reported Tuesday on UCLA Extension's American Language Center, which offers "street talk" classes to students learning English as a second language. Judy Tanka and Ryan Finnegan, UCLA Extension instructors, were interviewed.
L.A.'s Real Estate Market
Stuart Gabriel, the Arden Realty Professor of Finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, was interviewed Tuesday on KNX-1070 AM about the real estate market in Los Angeles and the housing recovery in California.
Job Market in California
Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was interviewed Tuesday on KPCC-89.3 FM's "Take Two" about the job market and unemployment rates in Los Angeles and the state of California.
Motomura, professor at the UCLA School of Law, is quoted today in an Associated Press article about groups urging President Obama to use his executive powers to implement immigration reform.
Oppenheimer, associate professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Tuesday in a Scientific American article about a study that is attempting to replicate the findings of 13 psychological studies.
Wallace, associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted Tuesday in Monday in a Sarasota Herald-Tribune article about health, money and other factors baby boomers consider when planning for retirement.