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25 years after Northridge quake, what will it take to prepare for next one? A smaller one, experts say | Los Angeles Daily News

According to a 2008 survey by UCLA’s School of Public Health, a majority of the state’s residents understand how to be safe during an earthquake. But less than half have made a disaster plan with their families, or have at least three gallons of water stored in case of an emergency. And less than 35 percent know how to make their homes safer in the event of an earthquake.

For moms at a shrinking South L.A. school, the teachers’ strike is about survival | Los Angeles Times

It’s a messy, bureaucratic struggle playing out across the city as an increasing number of public schools that were once central to the neighborhood are battling to hold on to students, said Tyrone Howard, professor of education at UCLA. “We have to be careful,” he said. “Schools are supposed be beacons of hope, but if the public schools don’t have the resources, we’re going to see a widening of inequality in our city.”

UCLA art history professor weighs in on why Trump fast food photo is visually arresting | Los Angeles Times

President Trump served the college football national champion Clemson Tigers a fast food buffet for their official White House visit Monday, and newly released photos from the event are pretty incredible to many people, including a UCLA art history professor who saw parallels to Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.”… It is not surprising that people found the photo visually arresting, said George Baker, a professor of art history at UCLA who specializes in modern and contemporary art. It observes the rule of thirds and has some aspects of the golden ratio, he said, but it’s more powerful in the way it evokes classical art. “You think of all of the great images of feasts in the history of art,” Baker said.

Durst defense: Evidence could be ‘game over’ for heir | Associated Press

Peter Johnson, a defense lawyer and law school lecturer at University of California, Los Angeles, said that evidence of two other deaths would make for a difficult defense. “If you're looking at once accused of murder, second time accused of murder and now it’s the third time accused of murder, that's not within the normal juror’s experience,” Johnson said. “I think that does have a significant prejudicial impact on the defendant in this case.”

EPA pick has tried to avoid Scott Pruitt’s missteps | Los Angeles Times

“I suspect that Administrator Wheeler will be more careful than Pruitt was,” said Ann Carlson, an environmental law expert at UCLA. “He will be savvier about building the necessary record to at least put EPA’s best case in front of the court.” Still, she said, “there’s no question the court battles will fill the next two years.”

UCLA Engineering ranked among best online programs | U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today unveiled the 2019 Best Online Programs rankings for adults looking to advance their education and career goals. Speaking to a greater interest in online programs, this year’s rankings evaluate 1,545 programs — up from 1,490 last year — including both bachelor’s and graduate programs in fields like nursing, education, business and engineering…. UCLA’s Samueli School of Engineering was ranked No. 2.

World’s oldest periodic table chart found in St. Andrews | Phys.org

Professor Eric Scerri, an expert on the history of the periodic table based at the University of California, Los Angeles, dated the table to between 1879 and 1886 based on the represented elements.

Crime drops in Oakland, but still too many guns | San Francisco Chronicle

That’s why Brady has partnered with the UCLA Policy Lab to offer Oakland a free trace analysis of the guns police collect, similar to the work the lab has done for the Chicago Police Department.

Preventing breast cancer just got easier | Los Angeles Times

“It’s always great to have more choices,” said UCLA internal medicine specialist Dr. Carol M. Mangione, who chaired the panel’s deliberations on breast cancer prevention drugs.

Elias M. Stein, mathematician of fluctuations, dies at 87 | New York Times

Dr. Stein “had a knack of asking the right question,” said Terence Tao, a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was a graduate student of his. “He had this great vision of where mathematics should go.”

Kansas governor expands ban on anti-LGBT bias to contractors | Associated Press

Half a dozen local governments have enacted their own anti-LGBT bias policies, including two Kansas City-area suburbs in December, but the Williams Institute, a think tank at UCLA’s law school focusing on sexual orientation and gender identity policy, said only 12 percent of Kansas residents fall under them.

Hookah smoking remains trendy, despite health risks | American Heart Association

Mary Rezk-Hanna, an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, said there’s not enough information on the long-term health impact of hookah smoking since the practice is still relatively new outside of the Middle East. “While we know that long-term cigarette smoking damages cardiovascular health and can speculate it will be the same for hookah smoking, it needs to be studied empirically,” she said.