UCLA In the News December 4, 2018

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

UCLA Medal recipient Loretta Jones, 77, fought for better health care | Los Angeles Times

“By addressing health disparities and promoting health equity — insisting that good health should be a right for all, not just a privilege for the lucky few — she has raised the public profile of health care access as a true social justice issue,” UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said in presenting the medal [in 2017].

Underutilized approaches to combating climate change | Forbes

Some companies are utilizing carbon dioxide in the production of cement, which could bind the carbon for decades. This is the approach taken by UCLA Professor Gaurav Sant, who helped pioneer a 3-D printed building material made from captured carbon dioxide from smokestacks called “CO2NCRETE.”

Rebuilding infrastructure has bipartisan support, but who pays? | Los Angeles Times

“I think there is a need to both renew — by that I mean repair deterioration and bring things up to good operating condition — and there’s a need to modernize,” said Martin Wachs, a retired professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Tips for avoiding migraines during the holidays | Washington Post

The biggest problem with the holidays season for migraine sufferers is falling out of a regular routine, said Charles Flippen II, clinical professor of neurology at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

California wildfires released 68 million tons of carbon dioxide | Associated Press

The 2018 emissions figure for California wildfires is “strikingly high, significant in the context of overall statewide emissions, and likely a record value for single-year direct carbon emissions from wildfires in California history,” said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Finalizing agreements from the Paris climate talks | KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

“Countries reached a set of agreements in Paris three years ago about limiting climate change and the emissions that are contributing to it [with] greenhouse gases. But a lot of points of detail and procedure were left unresolved at that time. Things like, how do you count national emissions, how do countries report what they’re doing, what’s the procedure for reviewing what countries have done. That’s called the ‘Paris Rulebook,’ and the negotiators have been working on that for the three years since the Paris meetings, and they’re hoping to wrap it up at this meeting,” said UCLA’s Edward Parson. (Audio download)

1952 legislation did not ban Muslims from holding office | Associated Press

The act did not ban Muslims, or any other religious groups from public office; it upheld a quota system limiting immigration by country. While the 1952 act did discriminate by race and ethnicity, it placed no religious restrictions on who could hold elected office, Hiroshi Motomura, a professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles, and immigration expert, told The Associated Press.

How to tell if someone is lying to you | Time

Research conducted by UCLA psychology professor R. Edward Geiselman drew a similar conclusion, finding that people tend to display “grooming behaviors,” such as playing with their hair, when being dishonest.

Calls for head of state’s high speed rail to step down | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“I think it’s important to put this into political context. This is a just very hard project to get built. Politically it’s very challenging because it is being routed through some very conservative areas of the state — Kevin McCarthy’s congressional district, for example,” said UCLA’s Ethan Elkind. (Approx 12:30 mark)

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