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Aiming to help homeless, UCLA residents practice ‘street psychiatry’ | California Health Report
A growing number of psychiatry residents at UCLA are training to help thousands of people in Los Angeles who are homeless and suffer from mental illness. New programs begun in the last two years at UCLA include a resident-faculty group focused on community psychiatry, as well as health-system and community mentorships.… “Our increased training in social determinants of health and other courses to help train students in public psychiatric care are the results of requests and efforts by the residents themselves,” said Enrico Castillo, UCLA’s associate director of residency education at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. “What used to be six hours of classes in public psychiatry has expanded to over 20, which span four subject areas: criminal justice, homelessness, global mental health (with an eye toward refugees and immigrants) and peer support services.” (UCLA’s Joel Braslow and Elizabeth Bromley are also quoted.)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar expresses need for diversity in higher education as Chancellor Block is honored | The Hollywood Reporter
Tyler continued the night by announcing the fundraiser's special guest presenters, UCLA alumni Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton, to award [UCLA] Chancellor Gene Block with the Educational Visionary Award. “We are so lucky to be in this position. UCLA won’t always be recognized like this for our immense diversity amongst our student body, but it’s an incredible honor to be acknowledged by Fulfillment Fund, who has been doing so much for these students who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to go to college.” Abdul-Jabbar commented on the stigmatized relationship between higher education and diversity. “By enabling people from backgrounds where there isn’t a foundation of education to get a college degree, it shifts the pattern in their families,” he said. “They open doors for their children and grandchildren. It starts a chain reaction of taking advantage of opportunities.”
Striking a balance between fear and hope on climate change | New York Times Book Review
(Written by UCLA’s Jared Diamond) I witnessed this recently when I was with an environmentalist friend. We ran into another friend of mine who is rich, powerful, smart — and politically conservative. I introduced my two friends. My conservative friend asked my environmentalist friend what she did, and she answered, “I run UCLA’s sustainability program.” My conservative friend replied, “What’s that?,” the skepticism evident in his voice. My environmentalist friend responded in a way that my conservative friend could understand: “That means running things so that your children and grandchildren will be living in a rich and thriving world.” She went on to describe how UCLA, by combining its heating, cooling and power plants, reduced its greenhouse gas emissions and saved money. The skepticism disappeared from my friend’s voice; he was ready to hear more.
Boeing has called its 737 Max 8 ‘not suitable’ for certain airports | Los Angeles Times
Documents in the trade case referred to at least 16 U.S. airports considered “high and hot” and therefore unsuitable for the Max 8, though the names of those facilities weren’t made public. Asked during a trade commission hearing to specify which airports, an expert witness for Boeing replied that “sometimes Denver would qualify as that.” The expert, Jerry Nickelsburg, an adjunct economics professor at UCLA, added that “Mexico City certainly qualifies as that.”
UCLA gymnastics coach on why ‘winning at all costs’ doesn’t work | KCRW-FM’s “Press Play”
[UCLA’s Valorie] Kondos Field says failure is another f-word someone made up to make people feel bad about themselves. “I believe any time you attempt to do something, and it doesn't work, you at least learn something in the process of what you should do or not do.” Kondos Field doesn’t believe in perfection either, despite the sport’s emphasis on the “perfect 10.” Instead, her team strives to get one percent better every day. “Sometimes you're going to get a 10 when you really didn't deserve it. And sometimes you're going to not get a 10 when you did deserve it. And it's all about pursuing this illusion of perfection,” she says.
Joe Biden’s handling of Anita Hill’s harassment allegations clouds his presidential prospects | Los Angeles Times
“He could have done more,” said Kimberlé Crenshaw, a UCLA law professor who assisted Hill’s legal team in 1991. “That’s not an apology. An apology starts with a full acknowledgement of the wrong you have committed. If he wants the women’s vote, he’s got to do something more than symbolic stuff.”
One of California’s last black enclaves threatened by Inglewood’s stadum deal | Los Angeles Times
The post-WWII era brought a wave of African Americans escaping the Jim Crow South for the dream of living where race was not the “principal organizing factor,” said Darnell Hunt, director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. “California was never a slave state,” he said, “so all of those things made it attractive for blacks coming from places where racial segregation and oppression was in your face every day.”
San Francisco’s housing market braces for an IPO millionaire wave | Wall Street Journal
A study by a group that includes UCLA finance professor Barney Hartman-Glaser analyzed IPOs from 1993 to 2017 in California. It concluded that the market experiences a bump in demand in the neighborhoods where these companies are located at every stage of the IPO process, from when a firm files an intent to go public to the date it is listed on a public exchange and the date the insider shares are “unlocked.” ... “The Uber IPO has been anticipated for many years, and while the IPO will create many new millionaires, these are millionaires that everyone has seen coming, so the effect on prices might be less,” Mr. Hartman-Glaser said.
While Jeff Chen, director of the Cannabis Research Initiative at the University of California-Los Angeles, told WBUR that “CBD actually has a pretty favorable safety profile,” he added that those worries are not misplaced, and more research is necessary, especially in areas such as using CBD with prescription drugs, or while pregnant.
“The people who are benefiting the most, and the people who are benefiting the most through pass-throughs, are really rich people,” said Jason Oh, a tax law professor at the University of California-Los Angeles…. “The thing that’s related that I’m more concerned about is, we will eventually face another recession,” says Oh. “And what we’ve done through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is use a bunch of the tools that we need to deal with the next recession, at a time when we don’t have a recession.”
New evidence confirms Churchill’s role in murdering 3 million Bengalis | South China Morning Post
The study conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, the India Meteorology Department and the University of California in Los Angeles, was published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in February. It's the latest evidence in a body of empirical research indicting second world war hero Sir Winston Churchill for the murder of 3 million Bengalis in the Indian subcontinent in 1943.
‘Amazing Grace’ — showcasing Aretha Franklin at her peak | Toronto Star
That [“Amazing Grace”] exists at all is something of a miracle. UCLA music professor Alan Elliott, the film’s producer and saviour, spent years and considerable sums to restore, digitize and assemble footage that Pollack shot cinéma vérité-style but had been unable to complete before his 2008 death, due to issues syncing images and sounds. Franklin also prevented release during her lifetime, unwilling to sign off on commercial rights or even screenings at festivals, TIFF among them.
“Both men and women who are truly interested in a partner might be trying to ‘play it cool.’ In economic terms, it’s about supply and demand. The most in-demand people are not the most available — they are a rare commodity in the mating game,” says Professor Martie Haselton of UCLA. “By playing it cool, women and men can also avoid some of the sting of rejection if their partner is not actually interested in them,” says Haselton.
“A study showed 93% of patients who got an early-stage MRI for low back pain received little useful information,” Obidiugwu Kenrik Duru, MD, MSHS, professor of the department of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, told attendees. This is likely due to an MRI only showing a limited part of the low back pain picture, he said. “Biomechanical factors are only one factor that makes up low back pain. The condition is also caused by medical comorbidities, genetic factors, psychological factors like depression and anxiety, work history, and socioeconomic status,” Duru said.
First Amendment expert Eugene Volokh on why he launched a video series for students | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”
“I think [schools are often unclear on First Amendment law] in large part because often school officials have to make a decision, sometimes on the spot, sometimes under a lot of pressure and they don’t really think things through,” said UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh. “Unfortunately, that’s not uncommon. You have businesses in a lot of areas that make what in retrospect seem like pretty foolish legal choices, but, you know, they haven’t thought it through.… They’re not primarily lawyers, they sometimes don’t ask their lawyers, and sometimes their lawyers may not be fully on top of things.” (Approx. 05:34 mark)
Internationally renowned brain surgeon Dr. Linda Liau | Spectrum News 1
“So [mapping the brain is] actually a process that occurs even before surgery,” said UCLA’s Dr. Linda Liau. “Patients undergo what’s called a functional MRI scan, and then those areas of the brain that are involved in those functions light up on the MRI scan. And that’s essentially like the map. It’s sort of like a GPS for the brain.”
The complicated relationship between Donald Trump and Colombia | El Espectador
“I believe all this behavior is strategic. It is simply a quest for publicity directed toward [Donald Trump’s] American audience,” said Richard Anderson, political science professor at UCLA. However, he says that perhaps [Colombian President Ivan] Duque’s error was … distancing himself from the region to defend an alliance with Trump, in addition to the role Colombia has taken toward diplomatic relationship with Venezuela, led by the United States, the issue on which he has spent much of his diplomatic capital in the region. (Translated from Spanish)