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December 05, 2012

Making headlines

University faculty regularly appear in local and national media. Here is a sample of some recent stories featuring members of the University community.

“Toyota does not want to wear the title of king or queen of recalls. The brand image has to be damaged at some point in time, and consumers have to start questioning Toyota on overall quality control.”
—George Cook, executive professor of business administration, in the Los Angeles Times, talking about the future of Toyota Motor Corp.

“It allows us to establish a domain with other like-minded institutions—and to launch something we could not do on our own.”
—Rob Clark, dean of the Hajim School and interim senior vice president for research, in the Democrat and Chronicle. Clark is heading up efforts to explore online learning at the University.

“A lack of impulse control is not necessarily the reason kids make the choices they do.”
—Celeste Kidd, a doctoral candidate in brain and cognitive sciences, in USA Today on the updated “marshmallow study” she coauthored. The study demonstrates that being able to delay gratification is influenced as much by the environment as by innate ability.

“This makes the defibrillator not only safer, but it also saves more lives, so it’s a pretty significant finding.”
—Arthur Moss, professor of cardiology, in the Chicago Tribune. A study coauthored by Moss showed that small changes in defibrillators can help people with heart disease live longer and with a better quality of life.

“New York’s progress means that more babies are being born healthy, excess health care costs are being reduced, and families are being spared the heartache of having a baby born too soon.”
—Christopher Glantz, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, told the Democrat and Chronicle. A report shows that the rate of premature births in the state declined for the second year in a row in 2011.

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