UCLA In the News February 15, 2018

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

How attainable is California Dream? | KPCC-FM

“The bulk of California’s workforce is going to be young Latinos now,” said Sonja Diaz, founding director of the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute. “But Latinos still lag behind in a number of socioeconomic indicators, in terms of homeownership, income gains, educational attainment, access to health care, living wage jobs.”

Why America’s teaching shortage is going to get worse | New York Post

Only 4.6 percent of college freshmen planned to major in education, down from 10 percent in the 1970s, according to a May 2017 study from researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Sleep deprivation leads to lazy brains | Medical Xpress

According to Itzhak Fried from the University of California in Los Angeles who led the study, a similar problem can occur when driving while sleep deprived. You could notice a person walking in front of the car, but everything would be in slow motion. "The very act of seeing the pedestrian slows down in the driver's overtired brain," Itzhak says. "It takes longer for his brain to register what he's perceiving."

How safe are American schools? | KTTV-TV

“The schools are very safe. When you talk about the number of students, staff and volunteers that are at schools, well over 100 million. And in the past 20 years since Columbine, approximately 150,000 students have been involved in a situation, an active shooter situation on campus. So when you look at it, it’s a very, very small percentage,” said UCLA’s Frank Quiambao.

Aim is to improve HPV vaccine rates of Latino teens | California Health Report

While vaccines to prevent many strains of HPV were introduced in the U.S. more than ten years ago, vaccination rates among U.S. teens, especially low-income and minority groups, remain low, said Roshan Bastani, the study’s lead researcher and a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Exhibit reveals Black L.A.’s role in gospel music evolution | Los Angeles Sentinel

Boyd-Pates relied heavily on Walker and USC’s digital art resources and on the scholarly research of Dr. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, emeritus professor and former director of the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive. DjeDje has authored several books and articles on African and African-American music and gospel music in California. “Several decades ago, Dr. DjeDje wrote about the history of gospel music in Los Angeles, so I used her research, statistics and interviews she conducted with many artists in the exhibition,” said Boyd-Pates. “We used the work she’s been doing in the community with the Black church for over 30 years and I thank her. Without her work 30, 40 years ago, the exhibition would not exist today.”

Proposal to add two lanes to 710 freeway | KPCC-FM

“Because the diesel pollution is worse when trucks are moving very slowly or standing still, it actually produces a modest environmental benefit. The true benefits are economic,” said UCLA’s Martin Wachs. 

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