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In 2018, female artists finally outnumbered men in L.A. museums’ solo shows | Los Angeles Times

2018 is a year when the city’s art museums reached gender parity in solo exhibitions overall. The tally comes from adding up exhibitions, both major and minor, that opened since January at the J. Paul Getty Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art; UCLA Hammer and Fowler museums; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Craft and Folk Art Museum; California African American Museum; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (With zero, LACMA was the unfortunate outlier.) That’s impressive.

Federal judge rules Affordable Care Act unconstitutional Now what happens? | USA Today

The legal uncertainty around the law could have negative impacts on the health insurance markets, said UCLA Law professor Jill Horwitz. “Insurance markets depend on stability,” said explained. “That kind of roiling of the waters leads to an uncertain legal landscape that insurance companies don’t like to operate in…. And if it’s difficult for experts to follow all the twists and turns of the state of the ACA, imagine how hard it is for somebody who’s working a full-time job, trying to live their lives, not an expert in insurance markets, without the help of outreach because we’ve cut down on the funding for enrollment counselors,” Horwitz said. “Imagine how hard it is for those people just to find insurance.” 

California students, first in their families to attend college, mentor each other to succeed | EdSource

This fall, most Level Up pairings are at UC campuses including UCLA, Berkeley and Merced; and at CSU campuses including Northridge, Long Beach and San Jose.

The brain fog of menopause | New York Times

The other critically important fact that all women transitioning through menopause should know is that the brain and mood effects are temporary, said Dr. Gail A. Greendale, a specialist in geriatrics and women’s health at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles. The postmenopausal brain, it seems, adjusts to having little or no estrogen on board. In a study Dr. Greendale directed that followed 2,362 women for four years, declines in memory and learning ability that characterized their transition through menopause rebounded postmenopausally, “suggesting that menopause transition-related cognitive difficulties may be time-limited,” she and colleagues concluded.

Meditation rekindles students’ energy and focus | Education Dive

The benefits of guided meditation are even touted by UCLA’s School of Medicine, which promotes meditation centers on campus where any enrolled UCLA student can drop in for 30-minute meditation sessions. There are also meditation audio files students can download through the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

‘My Neighbour Totoro’ to be released in China after 30 years | BBC News

Charles Solomon, a lecturer at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television, told the BBC that Ghibli films were already popular in China “for the same reason they’re popular across the world.” “Their characters have depth and complexity. They are individuals you feel you know and understand and people respond to that,” he said.

UCLA professor’s new exhibition of avian art | New Yorker

[UCLA’s Rebeca] Méndez recently curated an exhibition of avian art at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, across the street from Central Park. It’s part of the “Selects” series, in which the museum invites a guest to put together a show from objects in its collection. (Previous guest curators include the architect David Adjaye and Ellen DeGeneres.) Méndez, a National Design Award winner and the director of a UCLA design lab, focused on birds partly in response to migration in the news. “We are setting our boundaries tighter and tighter — we are entrenching in our location,” she said. Birds, with their ability to fly away, “represent incredible freedom.”

Jerry Brown leaves California with $100 billion train debt | Forbes Opinion

Lee Ohanian, a UCLA professor of economics and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institute, explains  how the project’s costs have gone off the rails: “The California High-Speed Rail project began in 2008 at an estimated cost of about $39 billion to build high-speed train service between Northern California, Southern California, and the Central Valley. Despite the project having been significantly scaled back, the price tag for the down-sized system is likely approaching $100 billion. The first passengers to ride on the key Los Angeles–San Francisco route are projected to board no earlier than 2033, which is a four-year delay over and above previous delays. After California has spent roughly $5.4 billion, the bullet train is going nowhere fast.”

Stigma may keep people from getting weight loss surgery | Reuters

“This just confirmed what a lot of people in this field know,” said Dr. Yijun Chen of the University of California, Los Angeles, who wasn’t involved in the study. “It’s a big problem. And it continues even as more and more data accumulates supporting surgery in the treatment of patients with obesity.”

Analysis of 2,000 brains provides clues to schizophrenia, autism | The Scientist

In one study, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and colleagues analyzed RNA sequence data from more than 1,600 adults, including those with autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or none of the conditions. The team identified thousands of RNA molecules that show specific patterns of dysregulation — including altered splicing patterns or different abundance — in one or more of the disorders…. UCLA’s Michael Gandal, a coauthor on the RNA regulation study, notes that the data are the starting point for future work. “This is the tip of the iceberg,” he says in a statement. “The ability to compile together 2,000 brains has been revolutionary in terms of revealing new genetic mechanisms, but it also points to how much we don’t know.” 

Court presses McKinsey on restructuring unit’s tie to investing | Bloomberg News

Bankruptcy cases come with broader disclosure rules than civil cases, said Daniel Bussel, a practicing bankruptcy lawyer and a professor at UCLA School of Law. Failure to be transparent raises “the possibility of criminal prosecution for bankruptcy fraud,” said Bussel in an interview. He was commenting on bankruptcy ethics in general, and said he isn’t familiar with the allegations against McKinsey.

Developmental delays persist as Brazil’s Zika babies grow up | Stat

A new study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, reports that in a group of Zika babies from Brazil who are being followed to assess their progress, 14 percent had severe developmental problems. This was higher than previous studies have suggested, said Dr. Karin Nielsen-Saines, one of the authors. These children scored unusually low scores on testing of their cognition, motor, or language skills, or they had visual or hearing impairment. “It was either both things or one or the other,” explained Nielsen-Saines, a professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA reconstructs lost Tiwanaku temple with 3D printing | 3D Printing Industry

An archeology team at the University of California, Los Angeles, has reconstructed the ruins of Tiwanaku (AD 500-950), a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bolivia, using 3D modeling and 3D printing. The Tiwanaku is a Pre-Columbian (before the arrival of the Europeans) site that covers an approximate area of four km/sq around the Lake Titicaca. The Titicaca Basin is known to be one of the places where a unique civilization was formed. With his research team, Dr. Alexei Vranich, a renowned archeologist and an expert on the pre-Columbian era, reconstructed a 3D model of a part of Tiwanaku. 

Hammer Museum in L.A. appoints new board members | ArtNews

The Hammer Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, has added two new members to its board of directors, Jay Brown and Cindy Miscikowski, as well as two new appointees to its board of overseers, Bill Block and Darren Star. Jay Brown works in the music industry, as co-founder and CEO of Jay-Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation, and Miscikowski is known as a philanthropic leader in L.A. Their appointments bring the Hammer’s number of board members up to 22.

UCLA professor’s piece named to Best Science and Technology of 2018 list | Longreads

[UCLA’s Miriam] Posner’s piece on using software to make supply chains more transparent contains some powerful observations. It elegantly highlights how some characteristic features of modernity have harmed rather than helped this endeavor. Large scale, distributed networks like the internet and global supply chains might be more resilient and efficient than their predecessors, but they are almost impossible to regulate.