UCLA In the News December 6, 2018

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

Anderson Forecast says U.S. economy will downshift | Los Angeles Times

The United States is “playing with fire” in launching a trade war with China and its economic growth will plummet over the next two years as the stimulus of tax cuts and spending increases wanes and interest rates rise, according to a new forecast from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

How to survive feeling homesick | New York Times

A 2016 survey conducted by the U.C.L.A. Higher Research Education Institute found that 71 percent of college students experience homesickness.

The Best Art of 2018 includes Fowler exhibit | New York Times

Among the New York Times’ Best in Show is “Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths.” This exhibition at the Fowler Museum of Art and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, is the most beautiful sculpture show of the year. It touches on the myriad traditional uses of iron in Africa, and even the ordinary objects look magical: a sickle in the shape of a beast with a bristling mane; a hoe distilling the essence of elephant, all trunk and ears; an herbalist’s staff that trails a flock of tiny, tissue-thin iron birds. (Through Dec. 30.)

Computer logic meets cell biology: How cell science is getting an upgrade | Nature

When [UCLA’s] Yvonne Chen published the first paper on a particular immune cell engineered to target either of two protein fragments on a cancer cell, several colleagues tried to discourage her from describing her creation in the unfamiliar language of computer logic. She did it anyway.

10-minute blood test can tell if you have cancer, researchers say | USA Today

Dr. Dino Di Carlo, director of cancer nanotechnology at UCLA’s cancer center and a bioengineering professor at the Los Angeles university, told USA TODAY that the study needs to be further tested to determine its effectiveness. “You don’t expect all tumors to have the same methylation pattern because there’s so many different ways that cancer can develop,” Di Carlo said. “There are some pieces that don’t exactly align logically.”

L.A. County’s memorial for the indigent unclaimed | Los Angeles Times Opinion

(Commentary written by UCLA’s Stefan Timmermans) Wednesday’s burial is an annual ritual for the county’s indigent unclaimed. The reasons these souls go into a mass pauper’s grave vary: They outlived their relatives, their kin were also struggling, or, in the saddest cases, brothers, sisters, children or parents didn’t want anything to do with the deceased.

West Coast fishermen sue oil companies over climate change | Los Angeles Times

The legal issues are similar in the fishermen’s case, but what makes their lawsuit unique is that it pits one industry against another, said Ann Carlson, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA. Carlson said it’s possible the courts will be more sympathetic to the fishermen. “It’s really interesting to have a group of plaintiffs alleging specific economic harm to their livelihoods. I think it’s compelling in a lot of ways,” she said.

Michael Flynn is worse than a liar | The Atlantic

(Commentary written by UCLA’s Harry Litman) The criticism is part of the overall discounting of the value of truth in the Trump era. Lies, it’s implied, are a rampant, and ultimately trivial, feature of public life. But here’s another word for what Mueller’s chasing that has not yet lost its sting: fraud. That sounds a lot less benign than lie or process crime, and for good reason. The fraudster, more than just fooling the victim, aims to exploit, to implement a scheme that deprives the victim of something of personal or financial value.

Cohen revelations could implicate Trump in bribery scheme | NBC News

(Commentary co-written by UCLA’s Harry Litman) After Michael Cohen pleaded guilty on Nov. 29 to lying to Congress about the details of his negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, Trump reacted with his usual mix of scorn and lies. Trump suggested first, and falsely, that everyone had known about the project during the campaign, and second, that it was perfectly fine for him to pursue the project while simultaneously running for president.

New immigration rules could cost local health care industry $73 million | Sacramento Business Journal

“There are ripple effects in the economy when people disenroll from health care and food and nutrition assistance,” said Ninez Ponce, an author of the study and a professor of health policy and management at UCLA.

As nail salon industry booms, workers pay the price | Marketplace

[T]he UCLA Labor Center’s study on the nail salon industry found that 78 percent of workers in the industry earn low wages, which is more than double the national rate across all industries.

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