Verbatim ─ robot surgeons, hopscotch and lifestyles of the rich and famous
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.“We still do not know if we have something that will actually work. ... [Nevertheless] this is indeed a big deal.”
— Alcino Silva
, UCLA professor of neurobiology and psychiatry, in a July 17 New York Times blog
about a pill that could help make people with Down Syndrome smarter. "What about hopscotch… I doubt they are going into residential neighborhoods to check."
— Eugene Volokh
, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, quoted in a July 13 Los Angeles Times
article about the constitutionality of arresting Occupy LA protesters for drawing on streets with chalk.“There are lots of mom-and-pop organizations that aren’t going to be impacted, but those are not the job creators. The job creators are the businesses that are small and taking off. … They are going to be impacted.”
— Lee Ohanian
, professor of economics and vice chair of undergraduate studies for the UCLA Department of Economics, in a July 15 Columbus Dispatch
article about the effects of allowing the Bush-era tax cuts to expire for the wealthiest of Americans. "Marie Antoinette is all about "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous." She's one of the great celebrities of history — beautiful and frivolous.''
— Lynn Hunt
, UCLA's Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, commenting in a July 18 USA Today
article about class warfare on the big screen. "The interesting thing about robots is that they allow us to do things more precisely than human beings might do."
— Dr. Erik Dutson
, UCLA associate clinical professor of surgery and executive medical director of the Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technologies, in a July 16 KTLA-Channel 5
story on UCLA’s use of robotic technology to train new surgeons and monitor patients."It seems inevitable that there will be more bankruptcies."
— Edward Leamer
, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, in a July 14 Los Angeles Daily News
article about pension payouts and revenue losses that could find more California cities filing for bankruptcy.