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UCLA tops list of top fundraisers among public universities | Chronicle of Higher Education

Four campuses of the University of California were among the top 20 public institutions, and three California universities were among the top 20 private nonprofit institutions, for the amount raised in private donations in the 2018 fiscal year.

Dozens of people have lung disease linked to vaping; no one knows why | Gizmodo

But it’s unclear whether these chemicals could be more acutely dangerous to the lungs if vaped, according to Ziva Cooper, research director of the Cannabis Research Initiative at the University of California Los Angeles. “[I am] not sure if vaping synthetics would produce greater adverse effects relative to THC or nicotine... they would certainly produce more severe behavioral and physiological effects than either,” she told Gizmodo via email.

How Stephen Miller seized the moment to battle immigration | New York Times

But by the 1990s, the Cold War had ended, and globalization was sending manufacturing abroad. The business wing of the Republican Party, its main pro-immigrant faction, had less need for foreign workers. “It’s not that the business lobby became anti-immigration; it’s just that they cared a lot less,” said Margaret Peters, a political scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Peaceful march heaps pressure on Hong Kong leader to start talks | Wall Street Journal

“The only way to bring us back from the brink of crisis is government concessions,” said Ching Kwan Lee, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. “People joined the Sunday march because of their resilience and determination to insist that the Hong Kong government respond to their demands.”

Targeted in El Paso, vilified by Trump. Why the Latino culture vacuum is dangerous | Los Angeles Times Opinion

It is the mass media areas of culture — cinema and television — that have the most power to help fill that vacuum. And they seriously lag when it comes to issues of representation. Latinos account for more than 18% of the U.S. population (and almost 50% of L.A.’s population), yet they get only 5.2% of the top film roles and 6.2% of roles on scripted television shows, according to UCLA’s 2019 Hollywood Diversity Report.

When is it too hot to go to school? | Washington Post

R. Jisung Park, assistant professor of public policy at the University of California at Los Angeles and associate director of economic research at UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation, co-wrote a soon-to-be published paper titled “Heat and Learning” that argues that heat is such an important factor that it could contribute to the achievement gap.

Danny Cohen, who helped set the stage for a digital era, dies at 81 | New York Times

“Danny was largely responsible for our ability to receive streaming media,” said Leonard Kleinrock, a computer scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a longtime colleague of Dr. Cohen’s. Dr. Cohen, he said, “had the uncanny ability to employ his deep mathematical intellect and insight to real world challenges, with enormous impact.”

How to address factors keep ‘new gen’ students from attending college | Los Angeles Times Opinion

California’s Cal Grant program, designed to help level the financial playing field, recently took a simple step to help change that. Researchers from the California Policy Lab, a joint UC Berkeley–UCLA project, were invited by the California Student Aid Commission to rewrite a letter sent out by the commission explaining the application process. They made common-sense changes, shortening the letter considerably and removing jargon.

Two mass killings a world apart share a common theme: ‘ecofascism’ | Washington Post

There is a danger of “apocalypticism,” said Jon Christensen, an adjunct assistant professor at the University of California at Los Angeles who has written extensively on the use and misuse of dystopian environmental scenarios. It’s important, he said, to provide people with potential solutions and reasons to be hopeful: “There’s definitely a danger of people taking dire measures when they feel there’s no way out of it.”

‘It frees you up’: Robin Thede on writing with other black women | The Wrap

A 2017 UCLA report found that less than 5 percent of TV writers are black and that 17 percent of writers rooms had one black writer.

California recession fears predated the stock market plunge by months | Los Angeles Magazine

In California, however, the pessimism goes back much further. As Capitol Weekly reported, UCLA economist Edward Leamer wrote on June 5, “The effect of the first quarter of 2019 data is to increase the recession probabilities from near zero to 15 percent for the next year and to between 24 percent and 83 percent for the year after that. Don’t worry about the coming year; worry about the year after that.”

Proposal could remove requirement for parking spaces in downtown buildings | KCRW-FM

“We’re not talking about eliminating off-street parking; we’re talking about eliminating the requirement for off-street parking. That’s very different. And I think that most new buildings would come with parking because that’s what developers think their residents want,” said UCLA’s Donald Shoup.

Time to give the Geico gecko the heave-ho | Salt Lake Tribune Opinion

UCLA Assistant Professor of Marketing Elisabeth Honka has shown that the main benefit of these auto insurance television ads is increasing brand awareness by the public. Beyond that, these television commercials do not influence choice of a specific brand or increase volume of sales.

Mexican immigrant receives significant compensation for wage theft | La Opinion

Los Angeles is considered the capital of wage theft in the country. For every ten workers, eight suffer some type of wage theft, according to a report by UCLA and the Department of Labor. (Ttranslated from Spanish)