UCLA In the News August 8, 2017

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

UCLA Reagan Medical Center ranked No. 7 in nation | U.S. News & World Report

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is ranked nationally in 15 adult specialties and 10 children’s specialties…. It also achieved the highest rating possible in seven procedures or conditions.

2028 Olympics give L.A. a chance to imagine its future | Los Angeles Times

“In 1978, we had no term limits in the City Council,” [UCLA’s Zev] Yaroslavsky said. “We would be held accountable for success or failure of the Games. There was a political survival instinct to protect us from a fiasco that would be detrimental to us.” It helped, according to Yaroslavsky, that Peter Ueberroth was in charge. “He squeezed every dollar. The ‘84 organizing committee ran the Games as though their reputations depended on it, which they did.”

Gun rights, foster care limits collide in Michigan | New York Times

“This is not a case that’s outlandish or off the wall,” said Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of a book on the gun rights movement. “Foster parents do have constitutional rights, and they don’t forsake those rights just because they become foster parents.”

Japanese-American internment entrenched economic inequality | Newsweek

According to a new paper, ”The Causal Effect of Place: Evidence from Japanese-American Internment,” by Harvard economist Daniel Shoag and Nicholas Carollo, a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of California Los Angeles, the economic condition of Japanese-Americans before the war was fairly uniform. But following the end of internment in 1945, researchers found that many internees stayed near the site where they’d been locked up rather than returning home, due both to housing shortages and a fear of racial enmity.

The environmental impact of U.S. pets | TIME

According to the research by Gregory Okin, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, feeding the more than 163 million dogs and cats in the U.S. results in up to 30% of the total environmental impact of meat consumption. Pet food consumption is responsible for the release of up to 64 million tons of carbon dioxide each year, according to the research. Okin said that if all the dogs and cats created their own country, that nation would take fifth place in global meat consumption.

Sun’s core spins four times faster than its surface | Smithsonian

“There have been some earlier suspicions of the sun going at a different rate in its core, but they were very speculative and very tentative,” Roger Ulrich, an astronomer at the University of California, Los Angeles, tells Smithsonian.com. But scientists had no direct way of measuring inside of the sun to test if this were true.

Exploring life of one of Earth’s first giant organisms | Scientific American

It’s a useful study in a lot of ways, but I’m unsure whether you can strongly come to the conclusion that this is all dependent on nutrients,” says [David] Jacobs, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Further development of such models would be useful.”

Summer, after-school programs may face funding cuts | KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

“They’re interested in de-funding the 21st-century community learning centers,” says Deborah La Torre, associate with UCLA’s National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing. “This program helps to fund both summer schools and after-school programs within the state of California and other states.”

Why are personal bankruptcies down 50% in U.S.? | Quartz

A recent study by researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles, working with consumer-protection bureaus at the federal and state (Pennsylvania) levels, sought to untangle some of these factors. Taking advantage of a natural experiment created by a 2012 Supreme Court ruling allowing states to opt out of the Medicaid expansion mandate for low-income Americans, the researchers analyzed 5 million credit reports, some from the 19 states rejecting the Medicaid expansion and others from the states accepting it.

Cancer genes needed for immunotherapy response | The Scientist

“Most research in cancer immunotherapy has focused on T-cells and other [host immune cells], but not the cancer as their target, while most targeted therapy and cancer oncogenic signaling research has focused on cancer cell-intrinsic events,” writes [UCLA’s Antoni] Ribas in an email to The Scientist. “This paper is an example of an increasing field of study that is analyzing how cancer cells respond to T-cells and their factors.”

How The National got its first radio No. 1 | Billboard

But it’s not only audio streaming metrics that can bolster a terrestrial radio campaign. A video for “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness” by visual artist Casey Reas, a longtime collaborator and UCLA professor who specializes in art and technology, dropped on May 10, the same day as the single. The color-processed video is now up to 1.6 million views.

Donald Trump and the evolving media landscape | MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”

“Every presidency and every major election in this country is partly a story about media? And the Trump media strategy is fundamentally about media. It’s about the takeover of social media through messaging, the distrust of mainstream and journalistic media, and now the local television takeover,” said UCLA’s Ramesh Srinivasan. (Approx 0:54 mark) (Also: MSBNC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show”)

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