UCLA In the News January 7, 2019

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

UCLA’s Clark Library among ‘15 Stunning University Libraries Around the World You Need to See’ | Architectural Digest

Constructed between 1924 and 1926 by architect Robert D. Farquhar, [UCLA’s] William Andrews Clark Memorial Library was financed by philanthropist William Andrews Clark Jr. (who also founded the Los Angeles Philharmonic) to house his growing collection of rare books.

Los Angeles braces for major teachers’ strike | New York Times

“California has been underfunding its schools for many, many years,” said Pedro Noguera, a professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has worked closely with Los Angeles and New York public schools. The state has only recently begun to restore deep cuts made during the last recession, when California was hit particularly hard. “It’s not even close to where we should be,” Professor Noguera said. “I would not say that the state has deliberately starved the schools, but there has been no leadership from the state.” (Also: Washington Post)

No, Trump is not like Obama on Middle East policy | The Conversation Opinion

(Commentary written by UCLA’s James Gelvin) It is important to remember the aphorism that is often repeated in military circles: “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” It is a useful guide to the difference between the Obama and Trump approaches to the Middle East.

He disparaged the police on Facebook. So they arrested him | New York Times

About half of states have laws making libel a crime, and prosecutions are not uncommon. About 25 people were charged with violating New Hampshire’s law from 2009 to 2017, according to a lawsuit filed last month on behalf of Mr. Frese by the American Civil Liberties Union. Nationwide, according to a preliminary count by Eugene Volokh, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, “it appears that they happen about 20 times per year, and often lead to convictions.”

The Periodic Table celebrates 150 years | BBC’s “Inside Science”

“It is pretty much the central organizing principle of chemistry. It’s the ultimate infographic. It organizes; it collects together tons and tons of information,” said UCLA’s Eric Scerri. “It makes the learning and the studying of chemistry a much simpler process.” (Approx. 15:55 mark)

Few countries offer free early childhood education, UCLA research finds | The Open News

Various investigations from around the world have shown that education before primary school is related with children’s success in school. In any case, few governments make tuition-free pre-primary education accessible for two or more years, as indicated by another investigation by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center. “We know from previous research that early childhood education especially benefits children from low-income families,” said Alison Earle, a co-author of the study and a senior research analyst at the center.

Golden Globes have clung to one elitist, outdated tradition for way too long | MSN

UCLA’s study, “Hollywood Diversity Report 2019: Five Years of Progress And Missed Opportunities” shows that Hollywood, both in front and behind the screen, is still far from diverse. The UCLA study found that: there were 2 males to every 1 female on screen, 7 to 1 directing and … people of color accounted for only 13.9 % of the leads in top films — a statistic that has barely changed from last year’s 13.6%.

New Jersey is getting sued over school segregation | CityLab

According to the UCLA Civil Rights Project, the Garden State ranks as the sixth most segregated state in the U.S. for black students, and seventh for Latinos.

Up to a third of knee replacements pack pain and regret | Kaiser Health News

Inappropriate treatment doesn’t harm only patients; it harms the health care system by raising costs for everyone, said Dr. John Mafi, an assistant professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

New app warns Los Angeles users of earthquakes | KJZZ-FM (Ariz.)

“The app is called Shake Alert L.A., and the goal is to give people a little bit of a warning before earthquake shaking starts.… The warning could range from zero seconds to potentially over a minute, and it all depends really on how far away the earthquake is from where a person is, before the shaking starts,” said UCLA’s Scott Brandenberg.

What does ‘dead’ mean? | Scienmag

But “Brain Death: A Conclusion in Search of a Justification” by D. Alan Shewmon, emeritus professor of pediatrics and neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, discusses several cases in which the bodies of patients pronounced brain dead did not “disintegrate” but were maintained by mechanical ventilation and tube feeding.

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