UCLA In the News April 25, 2018

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

What happened to getting across L.A. in 20 minutes? | “Marketplace”

“Almost as quickly as it began you have this peak and then drop,” said Brian Taylor, an urban planning professor who directs UCLA’s Institute of Transportation Studies. By the 1970s, Taylor said, funding had dried up and cities were pushing back against displacement and smog. The freeway frenzy came to an end, but its legacy can still be felt. “These facilities supported development very far from the city center and created an expectation that it was somehow normal and reasonable to travel very far,” he said.

How mom’s instinctive response saved daughter | NBC’s “Today”

Secondary drowning occurs when fluid is inhaled into the lungs, says Dr. Wally Ghurabi, medical director at Nethercutt Emergency Center at UCLA Medical Center, who did not treat Elianna. While not every child who swallows water develops the condition, it can be serious. Experts such as Ghurabi say children with secondary drowning have symptoms that worsen 24 hours after the incident.

Could ‘whiplash’ weather become California’s new normal? | Pacific Standard

In the new study, a team of researchers from the University of California–Los Angeles looked at extreme historical events, like the flood of 1862 and the drought of 1976–77, and models of future climate scenarios to find out not only how common precipitation extremes might become by the end of the century, but also how often drastic transitions between drought and flood conditions, like the one that occurred in the winter of 2016–17, will occur. The authors call these rapid transitions “whiplash events.”

College dancers worked with Solange on project of a lifetime | Dance magazine

Solange directed this stunning interdisciplinary film, called Metatronia (Metatron’s Cube), which features choreography by Gerard & Kelly and was created with Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum as well as the clothing brand Uniqlo. But of the almost 70 dancers in the film, the vast majority of them are college students. How’d they get so lucky? Most of the students attend California Institute of the Arts and worked with the choreographers for a workshop earlier in the semester. Students from University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University, University of California Los Angeles and the Alonzo King LINES Ballet program at Dominican University of California were also hired through an audition, along with some professional dancers.

How new blood pressure guides could harm some patients | Healthline

Dr. Matthew Budoff is a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) as well as the program director of the Division of Cardiology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He says although raising awareness about hypertension and setting a goal of a blood pressure reading less than 130/80 is important, the new definitions might not be suitable. “I think the label and definition of hypertension at 130/80 is not appropriate. Too many patients will have a value above 130 and be labeled. I don’t think it causes harm, but it is both unnecessary and may lead to higher premiums for insurance and more difficulty getting insured,” he told Healthline.

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