UCLA Headlines February 5, 2013

IN THE NEWS:
 
What's Wrong With Being Fat?
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported Sunday on “What’s Wrong With Fat?”, a new book by Abigail Saguy, associate professor and vice chair of the UCLA Department of Sociology, that looks at discrimination against obese people by the general public and medical professionals and contends that our current negative view of obesity obscures other important issues associated with being overweight. Saguy was quoted.
 
Sketch of Suspect Released
KTLA-Channel 5 | Los Angeles Times, the website of KTLA, the Westwood–Century City Patch and KABC-Channel 7 report today on the release by UCLA police of a composite sketch of a suspect in a recent hate crime near the UCLA campus.
 
UCLA a 'Best-Value' University
CNN, San Diego's KFMB-TV, KNBC-Channel 4 and KTTV-Channel 11 reported today that UCLA has been ranked the nation's No. 5 "best-value" public university in the annual Princeton Review survey, which is based on an analysis of academics, cost and financial aid.
 
UCLA's Commitment to Service
A Washington Post blog reports today that among U.S. colleges and universities, UCLA ranks No. 6 in the number of alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps.
 
Robo-Docs Make Patient Monitoring Easier
KCBS-Channel 2 | KCAL-Channel 9 on Monday highlighted Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's interactive, video camera–equipped neuro-ICU robot, which allows doctors at their home or office to monitor patients at the hospital bedside. Dr. Paul Vespa, professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the medical center's neuro-intensive care unit, was interviewed.
 
Hollywood Gets in on School Board Act
William Ouchi, the Sigoloff Professor of Corporate Renewal at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was interviewed today on KPCC-89.3 FM about entertainment industry players donating to the campaigns of Los Angeles school board candidates.
 
TV Teaches Kids Fame Is Highest Value
A column in Monday's Washington Post about adolescents' values cited a study by Patricia Greenfield, distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Children’s Digital Media Center at UCLA, and Yalda Uhls, a UCLA doctoral student in developmental psychology, that found that fame was the No. 1 value promoted by shows aimed at kids from 1967 to 2007.
 
 
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Dr. Gregg Fonarow
Fonarow, UCLA's Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and director of the Ahmanson–UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, was quoted Monday in a HealthDay News article about new research indicating that men taking calcium supplements may have an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
 
Franklin D. Gilliam Jr.
Gilliam, dean of UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs and a professor of political science and public policy, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about Los Angeles mayoral candidates' pledges to the Service Employees International Union.
 
Dr. Stanley Nelson
Nelson, professor of human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted Monday in a Los Angeles Times article about the use of DNA analysis to confirm that a skeleton unearthed in England is that of King Richard III.
 
Dylan Roby
Roby, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research's health economics and evaluation research program, was quoted Saturday in a Modern Healthcare article about health insurance and undocumented immigrants in the United States.
 
Christopher Tang
Tang, the Carter Professor of Business Administration at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted Monday in a Seattle Times article about problems with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.  
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