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U.S. records nearly 20 mass killings for the year so far  | Associated Press

Part of the problem with determining whether there are trends in mass shootings is “everyone has a different way of counting the data,” said Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. While the FBI defines a mass shooting as four or more dead, others use a standard of three dead, and some count injuries, he said. “It’s hard to imagine that you can shoot 12 people but it’s not considered a mass shooting,” Winkler said, referring to the attack Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival that left three dead, not including the shooter, and 12 people wounded. That shooting is not included in the AP database.

Golden Globes group gives $3.8 million in grants | Associated Press

Zellweger spoke about her belief in education and higher learning. She announced grants to several schools including UCLA, Los Angeles City College, CalArts, Santa Monica College and Cal State (Fullerton, Dominguez Hills, Long Beach and Northridge).

Early wage’ apps aim to disrupt payday loans, two-week cycle | Bloomberg

“The smoothing of pay availability over a pay period is advantageous to people who have very little savings,” Chris Tilly, a labor economist at the University of California Los Angeles, told Bloomberg Law. “What it doesn’t address is why those people have very little savings in the first place. Low pay is low pay, and this is being intensified by increasing housing, health care, and other costs in many places.”

Netflix’s funny ‘StoryBots’: John Legend, Jennifer Garner and other A-listers star in Season 3  | USA Today

[Show creators] the Spiridellis begin by doing their own research for the questions, which come from real children, but also turn to experts, including the UCLA head of Virology to answer where a cold comes from. The biggest challenge in making an educational show is to keep it from sounding like a lecture, the brothers said.

With drug-import proposal, Trump embraces a longtime Democratic policy | Los Angeles Times Column

“Do you expect the branded suppliers will ship more product to Canada than the Canadian demand requires?” asked William Comanor, a professor of health policy and management at UCLA. “Are the companies stupid?”

California needs master plan for aging | San Francisco Chronicle Opinion

According to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, over 75% of low-income older tenants in California spend more than a third of their income on rent in a notoriously tight housing market.

Fact check: Does Kamala Harris’ healthcare plan ban employer insurance? | McClatchy

“I think what Sen. Harris’ proposal is attempting to do is respond to the concern that many Americans have expressed in polling on this issue,” said Prof. Gerald Kominski, a senior fellow in the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. “When asked specifically, ‘do you want a program where there will be no private insurance?’ a lot of people are concerned.” … For many people with employment-based plans, Harris’ proposal “would offer more options,” said Kominski. But “does it mean that every current health insurance plan would still be in business? Perhaps not.”

Hungry whales, disoriented sea lions found along Ventura County coast | VC Reporter

Meanwhile an international group of scientists, including Daniele Bianchi at UCLA, found in a recent climate study that as the atmosphere warms, the overall number of fish in the oceans declines, by about 5 percent per 1 degree of atmospheric warming. The study shows that already the amount of biomass in the sea has declined, and much sharper declines are forecast as atmospheric temperatures increase worldwide. Sea lion at Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute hospital in Santa Barbara, brought in with domoic acid poisoning, being fed and cared for until recovery. “What we know is that a trend of warming due to human activities means that some natural fluctuations become more likely,” Bianchi said. “A marine heat wave becomes more likely with climate change, and a cold wave becomes less likely.”

Research: Fathers linked to culturally different views of infidelity, jealousy | Diverse Issues in Higher Education

The report’s lead author, Dr. Brooke A. Scelza, associate professor and vice chair of graduate studies in the UCLA department of anthropology, said the genesis of the study was her research in Namibia with Himba pastoralists. Through that work, she learned that both men and women often have multiple romantic partners. “I was interested in understanding how that affected their propensity toward jealousy,” said Scelza. “I began studying jealousy among Himba, but this soon led to the present study, which aimed to highlight jealous responses that appear to be relatively universal as well as those that vary.

Most traumatic brain injuries in U.S. kids linked to consumer products | Reuters

There are a number of strategies to keep brains safe in sports-playing kids in these age groups, said Dr. Chris Giza, a professor of pediatrics and neurosurgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, and UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Use protective devices,” Giza said. “Make sure helmets fit properly and are actually worn. Head injuries prevented by helmets are often skull fractures and other severe injuries. Those are the ones with the more debilitating long-term consequences.”

Woman who thought itchy eyes were allergy symptom diagnosed with brain tumor | Fox News

A colloid cyst is a slow-growing tumor typically found near the center of the brain, according to UCLA Health. Patients typically complain of headaches, but may present with other symptoms.

No, professors aren’t discriminating against conservative students | Pacific Standard Column

Matthew Woessner, associate professor of political science and public policy at Pennsylvania State University–Harrisburg, has been working with various colleagues on questions related to political identity and higher education for years. In his most recent paper, he collaborated with Amanda Thompson and Robert Maranto to analyze data produced by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California–Los Angeles.

Keep your kidneys healthy | Consumer Reports

“A lot of people become quite alarmed when they’re told they have CKD [chronic kidney disease], but it’s quite common in older adults, and it’s just another natural part of aging,” says Richard Glassock, M.D., emeritus professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Lack of votes undermines parking restrictions | Santa Monica Daily Press

Donald Shoup, a professor of urban planning at UCLA and a widely cited parking expert, said he thinks the growth of preferential parking in Santa Monica is in part a reaction to development. But if implemented thoughtfully, he said, preferential parking can address the traffic concerns associated with new housing.

Babies expect leaders to address unfairness, new study finds | Illinois Public Media

Alan Fiske is an anthropology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles who studies human relationships; he was not involved in this study. Fiske said the study builds on prior research that finds babies understand the idea of authority or leadership. “It shows that they expect a leader to not just use power for his or her own self-interest, but to use their authority to regulate the morality of their followers,” Fiske said.