UCLA In the News April 10, 2017

UCLA In the News lists selected mentions of UCLA in the world’s news media. See more UCLA In the News.

Gorsuch’s impact will begin immediately | Los Angeles Times

This “could be the most important 2nd Amendment case since D.C. vs. Heller,” said UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, referring to the 2008 ruling that for the first time upheld an individual’s right to have a handgun. Since then, “the court has not said the right extends beyond the home and out into the public,” he said.

Bringing “attention to things we don’t see” | New York Times

For Kristy Edmunds, the executive and artistic director of the Center for the Art of Performance at the University of California, Los Angeles, which will present “Doggie Hamlet” at Will Rogers State Historic Park, Ms. Carlson gives “exquisite attention to things that we don’t see without her care.”

Derailment highlights infrastructure concerns | Associated Press

“Of course I believe there needs to be more” infrastructure investment, said Martin Wachs, a retired professor of civil and environmental engineering and urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. “At the same time, political decisions have to be made that weigh that against investments in education and health care and so forth.”

What’s holding back ed-tech innovation | Chronicle of Higher Education

The single greatest cost of the course redesign that I watched was the faculty instructors (or “subject-matter experts,” as they’re often referred to), who spent hundreds of hours planning and designing all of the new content. More important, I also realized that faculty will be the biggest cost for just about any successful educational technology project. (Commentary by UCLA’s John Lynch)

New labels should reduce food waste | Phys.org

“This is a great idea,” said Michael Roberts, executive director of the UCLA Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy and a UC Global Food Initiative subcommittee member. “Most consumers want to be safe and cautious. Too often, they’re throwing food away before it needs to be thrown away.”

UN strategy for eliminating HIV in Africa is unfeasible | Science Daily

“Global health policies for HIV elimination need to be redesigned, and they need to consider settlement patterns and population density,” said Sally Blower, director of UCLA’s Center for Biomedical Modeling.

Understanding the process that causes heat loss in fusion devices | Science Daily

Two of the physicists — Marlene Patino, a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Angela Capece, a professor at the College of New Jersey — have focused their efforts on researching how SEE is affected by different wall materials and structures.

A good option for unadoptable cats | Washington Post

According to Deborah L. Ackerman of the University of California at Los Angeles, “Feral cats pose even less risk to public health than pet cats because they have minimal human contact.”

Immigrant scapegoating didn’t start under Trump | KCRW-FM’s “Scheer Intelligence”

“[Trump] is building on what was already given to him by the law. And I don’t think we can just say, ‘Oh, this is the process of unforeseen consequences at work.’ … So what I would like to advocate is that as we struggle for a progressive approach to immigration, we don’t seek to return to the status quo before Donald Trump,” said UCLA’s Bill Blum. (Also: Huffington Post )

Russia– Syria relationship dates back 50 years | South China Morning Post

It “has really enabled the Syrian armed forces to reverse the losses they were suffering at that point,” said Daniel Treisman, a professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, whose work includes a focus on Russian politics and economics and comparative political economy. 

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