UCLA In the News August 30, 2017

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

Many L.A. students get to college but far fewer finish | Los Angeles Times

“This report provides a first look at L.A. Unified graduates’ pathways to and through college,” UCLA co-author Thomas Jacobson said. “It will be important to continue to track these college-going outcomes in upcoming years to understand students’ successes and challenges.” (Also: City News Service and KCRW-FM audio download)

Extending metro lines leads to gentrification | KPCC-FM

“There’s no question. There is a link between public investment in transit and gentrification and displacement,” said UCLA’s Paul Ong. (Audio download) (Approx. 2:05 mark)

Uber’s new CEO faces “perfect storm” | NBC News

Stepping into the top spot at the $70 billion private company may have seemed like a plum job a few years ago, but Uber’s next CEO will inherit a company plagued by — but determined to deal with — a host of problems. “Whoever takes this job is entering the perfect storm,” Sam Culbert, a professor of management at UCLA and the author of “Good People/Bad Managers,” told NBC News.

What we know about psilocybins | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“Over the last decade or so, there have been a number … pilot exploratory studies, designed to see if psilocybin, the active alkaloid in mushrooms, the active chemical in mushrooms, had a therapeutic potential,” said UCLA’s Charles Grob.

L.A. school leaders to meet on “vision and priorities” | Los Angeles Daily News

Aside from charters, the board is going to have other challenges to work out, including the budget and pensions, said Pedro Noguera, professor of education at UCLA. “When you’re campaigning, it’s one thing. Once you’re governing, it’s a whole other thing.”

Video sparks racial debate among street vendors | NPR’s “Code Switch”

“Europeans believed the indigenous were inferior. They could conquer the Western Hemisphere as they did under the presumption that white was better. That trickles down in Latin America, just like it does in the United States, but it has different manifestations,” said UCLA’s Celia Lacayo. 

How to lose weight and keep it off | NBC News’ “Today”

Dr. Zhaoping Li, who was not involved in the new research, said the study underscores the need for an individualized approach. “We need to find an intervention that fits the individual,” said Li, a professor of medicine and director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Tax plan poses risk to U.S. bond market | Wall Street Journal

Debt is popular because it is cheaper than selling equity. Its low cost is enhanced by deductibility, which began in the early 1900s when railroad and real-estate executives convinced the federal government their businesses wouldn’t survive if they paid interest with after-tax profits, said Steve Bank, a professor at the UCLA School of Law.

Moving low-income housing into better neighborhoods | KPCC-FM

“There’s often this conflict between developing more and more housing wherever it can go and issues of segregation and issues of concentrated poverty,” said UCLA’s Michael Lens. (Audio download) (Approx. 1:00 mark) 

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