UCLA Headlines September 17, 2012
By Office of Media Relations September 17, 2012
IN THE NEWS:
Should I Marry Him?
Research by UCLA psychology doctoral candidate Justin Lavner and Thomas Bradbury and Benjamin Karney, professors of psychology and co-directors of the Relationship Institute at UCLA, showing that when individuals — particularly women — have doubts before their wedding, the misgivings are often a harbinger of marital dissatisfaction and divorce was highlighted today by the Christian Science Monitor, the Digital Journal, the Huffington Post UK, Voice of America, the National Science Foundation, the New York Daily News and Yahoo's Shine blog; Sunday by United Press International; Saturday by Gawker; and Friday by USA Today, Live Science, Britain'sTelegraph and Daily Mail, Canada's QMI news agancy, Smithsonian magazine, Asian News International, Cosmopolitan magazine, Psych Central, the Boston Globe and Agence France-Presse. Lavner and Bradbury were quoted in the coverage.
Is Your Cell Phone Carrier Overcharging You?
Technology Review reported Thursday, and Gizmodo and BGR reported Friday, on research by Chunyi Peng, a UCLA doctoral candidate in computer science, and UCLA colleagues showing that wireless carriers tend to overcharge smartphone users for the amount of data they use each month, particularly when users stream video or audio. Peng was quoted in Technology Review.
A Richer College Experience
“Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education,” a new book by UCLA professor of education Mike Rose about the importance of two-year community colleges and "non-traditional" college students seeking to make a better life for themselves was highlighted Sunday in a Washington Post blog. Friday's Inside Higher Ed featured an op-ed by Rose about the need for professors to better convey to students their passion for their chosen disciplines.
Dream University Plan Suspended
LA Weekly reported Thursday, and the Los Angles Times and Univsion-Channel 34 reported Friday, that an agreement between the National Labor College and the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education to offer online courses to young undocumented immigrant activists through the National Dream University has been suspended for administrative reasons.
New Treatment for 'Bubble Boy' Disease
The Beverly Hills Courier reported Friday, and MedPage Today reported Sunday, on a study led by Dr. Donald Kohn, director of UCLA's Human Gene Medicine Program and a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, demonstrating that a combination of chemotherapy and gene therapy may help doctors treat children with "bubble boy" disease, in which the body cannot successfully fight off germs. Kohn was quoted in the coverage.
Workers at 'Green' Companies More Productive
Earth Techling and One Green Planet reported Friday on a study by Magali Delmas, professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and colleagues showing that companies that voluntarily adopt international "green" practices and standards have employees who are significantly more productive than the average. Delmas was quoted in the coverage.
Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
The Associated Press reported Sunday on research by the Palm Institute at the UCLA School of Law indicating that President Obama's repeal of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy has had no negative consequences on military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale.
Sabl, associate professor of public policy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted Saturday in an Irish Times article about the Occupy Wall Street movement on its one-year anniversary.
Shulman, a senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted Friday in a KCM Blog column on renting versus buying a home.
Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted Friday in an Agence France-Presse article about First Amendment protections for those who made the anti-Islam film that has incited violence in the Middle East.