Verbatim — medical marijuana, land art and face reconstruction
UCLA staff and faculty members are quoted every day in the national media on a wide range of topical subjects. Here is a recent selection."Because of the type of business dispensaries are, any crime there has been well-publicized … and it takes a life of its own."
— Bridget Freisthler
, an associate professor of social welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, in a June 6 U.S. News & World Report
article about research she participated in finding that neighborhoods with medical marijuana dispensaries do not necessarily have more crime than those that do not.
“We all have our biases. We all have to recognize that even the leader is biased to some extent. So you give every single employee ample opportunity to critique and to ask questions.”
— Courtney Lyder
, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, commenting in a June 1 Smart Business
piece about how he oversaw the creation of a new long-term plan for the school.
“I think it really changes the field, because the response rates are much higher.”
— Dr. Antoni Ribas
, professor of hematology–oncology and a researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, in a June 6 Nature
story about an experimental drug that may be effective at fighting several different type of cancer.
"Estimates of those who report any lifetime same-sex sexual behavior and any same-sex sexual attraction are substantially higher than estimates of those who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual."
— Gary Gates
, a senior research fellow with UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute, in a May 31 Atlantic
article about how Americans overestimate the number of LGBT individuals.
"We chose not to put a beginning date into the title of the show, since Land Art emerges through many different strains of art practices and one could locate multiple moments of its 'beginning.’”
— Miwon Kwon
, professor and chair of art history, in a June 5 Wall Street Journal
piece about “Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974,” an art exhibit that Kwon is co-curating for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
“Based on the extent of his injuries, he has a really tough road ahead. Facial reconstruction is difficult in the most simplistic case of trying to restore a feature back to the exact form and function.”
— Dr. Reza Jarrahy
, assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, commenting in a June 2 Miami Herald
article about a man whose face was almost completely eaten by another man.