UCLA In the News April 3, 2017

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

Racial and economic segregation is costing the country | NBC News

Gary Orfield, UCLA professor of education, law, political science and urban planning and co-founder of the Civil Rights Project, says the study’s findings are spot on. “This is an issue that's going to determine what kind of a society we’re going to have, and Chicago is a good case example that if you don’t do anything, you're going to have big problems, not just for blacks and Latinos, but for everyone…. Being in a diverse society where everyone is separated and fears each other leads to underdevelopment, division, and ineffectiveness on many different dimensions.”

Some strategies to create beneficial friendships and mentor relationships | Inc.

“Those with larger networks earn more money and get promoted faster,” wrote Kim Elsesser, a research scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, in the Los Angeles Times. “Because men typically dominate senior management, there’s evidence that the most valuable network members may be men. Without access to beneficial friendships and mentor relationships with executive men, women won’t be able to close the gender gap that exists in most professions.”

Brexit negotiations underway | CNN

“I think the negotiations are going to be extremely difficult. They say they have two years and unfortunately that’s all that they have to be able to do this. The question of trade and immigration are inextricably linked because … the UK has said they’re not going to be able to go down that road because of the question of immigration. In order to get access to the single market they would have to agree to the Four Freedoms which all have to do with the movement of capital, goods, services, and of course people and workers and they’re not willing to sign on for that,” said UCLA’s Dominic Thomas. [Approx. 1:25 mark]

Young cancer patients may lag peers socially | Reuters

“A lot of kids who undergo cancer treatment isolate themselves from their peers,” said Elana Evan, an associate professor in pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles who was not involved in the study. (Also: Fox News)

Californians at odds as Agriculture pick clears hurdle | KQED San Francisco

A recent report from the UCLA Anderson Forecast found that the new administration’s stricter immigration policies could particularly affect the estimated 840,000 people in the state’s agricultural industry.

Affordable housing policy doesn’t address key issue | San Francisco Chronicle

This suggests something important about the affordability crisis that has not entered the discussion of housing affordability: The cities that we find most attractive are cities where housing is “unaffordable.” In other words, the affordable-housing crisis is not just about a lack of housing supply. (Commentary by UCLA’s Jerry Nickelsburg)

Sessions exaggerates claim about ‘sanctuary’ policies, law violations | PolitiFact

“Sessions went beyond what the report said. The report expresses concern that some cities’ policies might violate section 1373, but in the end the report stops short of finding any violations,” said Hiroshi Motomura, a law professor at University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. “In fact, the language of the report seems carefully chosen to limit itself to raising concerns without finding violations.”

Should taxpayers cover the light bills at university labs? | STAT

“People think these are bonus dollars or fees to universities, which they are not,” said Marcia Smith, associate vice chancellor for research at University of California, Los Angeles.

Cow’s milk interferes with absorption of thyroid supplement | Scienmag

“These findings support previous research showing that calcium supplements can interfere with levothyroxine absorption,” said principal investigator Deborah Chon, M.D., an endocrinology fellow at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the VA (Veterans Affairs) Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, Calif. “Decreased absorption means that patients may not get the full dose of thyroid hormone that they are prescribed.” (Also: Medical Xpress, News-Medical)

SpaceX makes history by reusing rocket | Al Jazeera

“This will be good for all sorts of private investors and private entities. People who want to go into space themselves but don’t want to have to do it as part of a government mission,” said UCLA’s Richard Wirz. [Approx. 0:51 mark in first video]

Despite outbreak, meningitis vaccinations low among gay men | Medical Xpress

“Our rapid-response research suggests that coordinated efforts to standardize data collection about sexual practices in conjunction with immunization will enable better tracking of meningitis vaccination among gay and bisexual men,” said [Ian] Holloway, who is also director of the UCLA Luskin-based Southern California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center.

Open-source software unlocks 3-D view of nanomaterials | Phys.org

The team rallied experts at Cornell, Berkeley Lab and UCLA to contribute their data, and also created their own using U-M’s microscopy center. To turn raw data into code, Hovden’s team worked with open-source software maker Kitware.

How cancers evolve drug resistance | The Scientist

“The big question is whether it’s the tumor cells that are becoming resistant, if the immune system is becoming dysfunctional, or a combination of both,” says Jesse Zaretsky, an MD/PhD student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) who studies mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance in melanoma.

‘Peeling the onion’ to get rid of odors near plants | Science Daily

For field testing, Irwin Suffet, Ph.D., a collaborator from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), developed an “odor wheel.” It displays public-friendly general descriptions of a range of smells on the outside and the chemical composition of the smelly agents on the inside. (Also: Health Medicine Network)

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