UCLA In the News April 30, 2018

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

Spanish names, cultural shifts and a lot of L.A. linguist confusion | Los Angeles Times

Pamela Munro, a UCLA professor emeritus of linguistics, said Topanga, Cahuenga and Tujunga are Tongva names, and guess what? “They’re all mispronounced by Angelenos, according to Tongva pronunciation,” Munro said. The problem is the hard “G,” she said. She told me to say the name “singer.” The softer “G” was the correct pronunciation, she said, back in the day.

EPA plan weakens rules that require cars to be cleaner | New York Times

Because automakers already have the technology in place for their 2020 models, freezing those standards would be tantamount to ceasing to regulate fuel economy improvements altogether, said Ann E. Carlson, a professor of environmental law at the University of California, Los Angeles. “This is essentially saying to automakers: Keep doing what you’ve already been doing,” she said. “It’s like saying: We are not going to regulate you anymore. You’re already geared up to meet the standards and we’re finished.”

Martel fuses mystical and historical with adventure in ‘Zama’ | Los Angeles Times

“She is so good at evoking memory while still remaining in the present,” said KJ Relth, film programmer at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, which hosted the Los Angeles premiere of “Zama” earlier this month. “The best part of seeing these films in the theater is you have nothing else to do, except focus on these films and how they feel and how they will echo with you later. Phones off, lights down, only focusing on this experience.”

Officials weigh property tax for stormwater measures | Los Angeles Times

“This would be by far the most significant action that the county and its 88 cities have taken to reduce stormwater pollution and start using stormwater as a resource,” said Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA and former president of Heal the Bay.

What I learned from a Shen Yun show | KPCC-FM

That set off alarm bells for the Communist regime, whose propaganda arm planted TV and print stories saying the practice was based on quack science and unhealthy, said James Tong, who directs the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. “They said some Falun Gong practitioners became crazy and committed suicide,” Tong said. 

Tips to help you age in place | U.S. News & World Report

Can you navigate your home safely? “If you’re too frail to climb stairs anymore and don’t have a full bathroom on the bottom floor, you should consider changing where you live,” says Dr. Patricia Harris, a geriatrician and professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

New guidelines released on MS treatments | Healthline

Dr. Barbara Giesser, professor of clinical neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles and clinical director of the UCLA MS program, told Healthline, “I think these are very thoughtful, comprehensive and practical guidelines that address many specifics of the nuances of prescribing DMTs for persons with MS. I especially am enthusiastic about the recommendations that promote shared responsibility for both patients and healthcare providers in terms of education, adherence, and decision making.”

Ramsay hosts ‘Taste for a Cure’ cancer fundraiser | Hollywood Reporter

The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation hosted its 23rd annual “Taste for a Cure” event on Friday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Although the event featured many tragic stories of people who had lost their lives battling cancer, the feeling of the evening was both defiant and hopeful as researchers from the UCLA Cancer Center outlined a number of exciting new treatments being developed that they believe could add years to the lives of cancer patients.

Corporate America presses for gun control limits ‘to take a stand’ | Los Angeles Times

Regardless, companies and Wall Street “are going to keep leading the charge to change policy” in the gun-control effort because “I see it spreading” among private firms nationwide, said Gonzalo Freixes, an adjunct professor of accounting at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management who’s been tracking the issue. “They will take a stand and try to effectuate government policy,” Friexes said of the companies.

Panic attacks are universal because humans evolved to feel fear | Inverse

“Panic attacks themselves are not unusual,” Raphael Rose, Ph.D., the associate director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, tells Inverse. “Anyone can have a panic attack, and often people will have one or two panic attacks at some point in their lifetime. While panic attacks are not uncommon and an isolated one is usually not a problem, they can be distressing and lead to problems like panic disorder.”

Media Contact