fessler 2"These are pacifists who did not want to go to war and they start having violent fantasies and become self-injurious. One guy, after repeated failed attempts, finally manages to chop off a couple of his fingers."

Daniel Fessler, UCLA associate professor of anthropology, is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article today about the effects of starvation on a prisoner who participated in a hunger strike. Fessler theorizes that decreased serotonin may boost aggressiveness and risk-taking behavior.


hanay-geiogamah 2"There's no way you can look at this and not say it's odd, unusual, strange, arresting, startling. It's a major setback for the Native American image in the world because that's how millions of people will think American Indians are now."

Hanay Geogimah, visiting assistant professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, was interviewed Tuesday on NPR’s “Morning Edition” about Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the classic American Indian character Tonto in the new film "The Lone Ranger."


royce johnson 2"My own prejudice about Pleasant Valley, a misnamed place if there ever was [one], is the rate of disease is so high the site ought to be abandoned. You cannot tell by looking at someone's skin color what their risk is."

Dr. Royce Johnson, adjunct professor of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Friday in a Digital Journal article about California moving state prison inmates away from areas where the fungal disease Valley Fever is spreading.


bittel 2"From a historical standpoint, music formats have tended to shape our expectations of recorded music. So for example, in the era of the 78 (revolutions per minute) release on 10-inch shellac, there were three-minute songs on each side. It solidified the idea that a pop song was three minutes."

Aaron Bittel, a UCLA ethnomusicology archivist, was quoted in a Daily News article Tuesday about the resurgence of vinyl records popularity especially in Southern California’s independent music stores.


eugene volokh 2"In theory it's possible for the government to enforce them. It's just that there's been very little political appetite to do that, with changing social mores … coupled with a sense that it's extremely unlikely that this is going to do any good."

Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, was quoted in a Deseret Morning News article Tuesday about the government’s role in restricting pornography.