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Rajit Gadh
Gadh, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and director of the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center, was quoted in a Toronto Star article about how access to electricity has changed the lives of girls and women around the world.

Economic Development and Disasters
A blog column in the Wall Street Journal about the disparity between India and China in damage done by recent floods cited research by Matthew Kahn, a professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability with joint appointments in economics and public policy, demonstrating a strong correlation between poverty and deaths from natural disasters.

Marmots Have Personalities
Daniel Blumstein, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was interviewed on National Public Radio about his ongoing research examining personality development, social interaction and other topics among yellow-bellied marmots, a type of mountain rodent.

Crazy for Cronuts
Allison Carruth, assistant professor of English and a member of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, was interviewed on NPR's "Weekend Edition" about the cronut, a deep-fried croissant–donut hybrid that has become a new food craze.