UCLA In the News August 28, 2017

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

How CAP UCLA’s Kristy Edmunds corrals the power of creativity | Forbes

Artist, Curator and Artistic Director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, Kristy Edmunds has headed the Melbourne Festival in Australia and the Park Avenue Armory in New York. Here, she shares why it’s crucial — and highly profitable — to nurture our capacity to be curious. “My job is to make sure that the highest and best of the artist’s voice and capacity is being supported, not negotiated, so that the work is at the highest and best caliber it can be. Otherwise, it loses its potency,” Edmunds said.

Why your job may be sabotaging your health | MSNBC

Evolutionarily, there’s a reason why your pants get tighter, says A. Janet Tomiyama, Ph.D., the director of the UCLA Dieting, Stress, and Health Laboratory. “In our past, we’d encounter physical threats, like being chased by a bear. When you get stressed, your cortisol spikes, which delivers a distress signal to your body to release energy into your bloodstream, where it can travel to muscles and help you run away faster,” she explains. That’s all good when there are actually bears around. Today, you get these cortisol spikes when two things happen: 1) the stress feels uncontrollable and 2) it threatens your social status (like your role at work), explains Tomiyama.

Student filmmaker gains experience, wins awards | San Diego Union-Tribune

When Rancho Bernardo High senior Noelle Betz returns to her film-related activities on campus, she will be bringing with her techniques learned through a UCLA film camp. The 17-year-old Poway resident spent July 29 to Aug. 11 in the UCLA Pre-College Digital Filmmaking Summer Institute, where she was immersed in the process of cinematic storytelling. “At UCLA I was able to get real experience while working with a team to make our own films,” Betz said. “It was really intensive and at the end we got to screen our films to our family and friends.”

Consistency is key for weight loss | CNN

Dr. Zhaoping Li, director at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Center for Human Nutrition, who was not involved in the new study, said the findings are consistent with what has been seen in scientific literature. “Whatever we do for those people to lose weight, if they can do it consistently, that means that particular plan not only physiologically fits the patient (and) that particular individual’s body but also is feasible (and) practical for ... a day-to-day life,” Li said.

A public school just for boys | Los Angeles Times

“The district is trying to give parents a unique opportunity they feel they can’t get through charter schools,” said Tyrone Howard, a professor and associate dean for equity and inclusion at UCLA’s education and information school. But, he said, “you can’t just say it; you have to ensure the quality.”

Well-paying jobs with just a bachelor’s degree | NBC News

“Right now there are a lot of companies building stuff, and there is strong economic activity around infrastructure,” Jonathan Stewart, professor and chair at UCLA’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department, told NBC News. “Companies are desperate to find engineering folks and are beating down our doors as professors to get face time with the students.”

Opponents make bid to stop Newhall development | Los Angeles Times

Stephanie Pincetl, a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, said the ultimate decision on whether the project moves forward will depend on how broadly a judge interprets the developer’s obligations under the California Environmental Quality Act. “Newhall … complied with the letter of the law,” she said. “It’ll depend on the judge and if the judge is willing to look at the larger set of impacts and not rule in a very narrow way.”

Facts on online extension, continuing education | U.S. News and World Report

Because those who pursue alternative credentials usually already have some education completed, it often isn’t very difficult to enroll, though this can vary. UCLA Extension’s online offerings are generally open enrollment, though some do have prerequisites, says Wayne Smutz, dean of the program and continuing education.

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