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Verbatim – the aging president, CIA chief selection, 9/11 hijackers, achievement gap, lost treasure

UCLA faculty are quoted in the media on a wide range of subjects. Here's a recent selection.
David Reuben“You take a look at someone going into office and then look at someone coming out of office, and they all look beat up. It is as stressful as it gets.”
David Reuben, professor and chief of geriatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, quoted in a Jan. 4 Boston Globe article about research that suggests U.S. presidents age at an accelerated rate because of stress.

Amy Zegart“This is intelligence, not tax or transportation policy. You can’t hit the ground running by reading briefing books and asking smart questions.”

Amy Zegart, professor of public policy at the School of Public Affairs, quoted Monday in a Jan. 5 New York Times article about President-elect Barack Obama’s contentious selection of Leon Panetta, former congressman and White House chief of staff, to head the CIA.

Khaled Abou El Fadl“I’ve heard many times in the Muslim community that to claim and bury a body of one of the hijackers is to admit or accept that it was indeed those hijackers who committed 9/11.”

Khaled Abou El Fadl, professor of law, quoted in a Jan.  12 Newsweek article about the ambivalence and dread shared by some of the relatives of the 9/11 hijackers, who have trouble acknowledging the hijackers’ role in the atrocities.

Brenda Stevenson“We haven’t solved it. That’s very clear. Everyone knows there’s a problem. We have to figure out how to fix it.”

Brenda Stevenson, professor of history and chair of the UCLA Afro-AmericanStudies Program, quoted in a Jan. 9 San Francisco Chronicle article about the creation of a new California Board of Education panel to address the achievement gap between African American students and their peers.

J. Arch Getty“What a great story, complete with buried treasure and disappearing maps. I’ve never heard anything like this.”

J. Arch Getty, professor of history, quoted in a Jan. 10 Los Angeles Times article about the efforts of Los Angeles socialite Patte Barham to find the lost crown jewels of the last czar of Russia, Nicholas II. (Barham contends her stepfather buried the czar’s diamonds, Faberge eggs, imperial Russian crowns and tiaras, jewel-encrusted gold picture frames and opera-length strands of pearls, rubies, sapphires and diamonds in seven coffins in a hole 7 feet square and 10 feet deep in the middle of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert on Oct. 3, 1917.)

(Compiled by Ajay Singh)
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