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Verbatim -- performance reviews, 3-D movies and breast cancer

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UCLA faculty members are quoted every day in the national media on a broad range of topical subjects. Here is a recent selection.
 
CulbertIt is the most pretentious, fraudulent, ill-advised exercise taking place at companies, and I can't understand why. It does nothing but cause angst and anxiety."
 
Samuel Culbert, professor of human resources and organizational behavior at the Anderson School of Management, denouncing performance reviews in an April 20 Associated Press piece about Culbert’s new book, “Get Rid of the Performance Review!”
 
 
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Kleiman"Ask every candidate his goals as police chief. If reducing crime is not number one, go to the next candidate."
 
Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the School of Public Affairs and author of “When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment,” discussing Seattle’s ongoing search for a new chief of police in an April 21 Seattle Times story.
 
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Nusinowitz"The movie is telling you 'Hey, I'm moving around in this scene,' but your vestibular system is telling you, 'I'm not moving anywhere,' and that disconnect will make you feel sick, for some people."
 
Steven Nusinowitz, associate professor of ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, explaining exactly why some people get ill when watching 3-D movies in an April 23 CNN.com story. 
 
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 Ganz“If women were not so risk-averse, we might actually be able to reduce the risk of breast cancer in high-risk women."
 
Dr. Patricia Ganz, director of cancer prevention and control research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, commenting in an April 21 USA Today piece about a common osteoporosis drug that may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in high-risk women.
 
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Moore“Every investment in film is gambling.”
 
Schuyler Moore, a lecturer at the School of Law and the Anderson School of Management, contributing to a New York Times article about congressional hearings on the viability of futures trading on box-office prospects for new films.
 
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Hunter“With all the increased press about antidepressants causing suicidal ideation, I began looking for brain changes that might specifically be related.”
 
Aimee Hunter, an assistant research psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral science, explaining her research in an April 22 MIT Technology Review blog post about a UCLA study examining a biomarker that could help doctors quickly determine which patients taking antidepressants may develop a worsening of mood or suicidal thoughts.
 
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