UCLA In the News July 11, 2017

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

UCLA among top best colleges for your money | SFGate

Three top California colleges — two of which are public universities — have been named among Money magazine’s top 10 best schools for your money…. UCLA tied for fifth (with Stanford), and was followed by the University of California-Irvine, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California-Davis. Harvard University rounded out the top 10. (Also: Money/TIME)

Legendary UCLA track coach Jim Bush dies at 90 | Los Angeles Times

Jim Bush, a legendary track and field coach at UCLA and master at developing world-class 400-meter runners, died Monday, the school announced. He was 90. From 1965 to 1984, Bush guided UCLA to five NCAA championships. In the late 1960s, quarter-milers Wayne Collett and John Smith became world-class runners at UCLA. Smith later set a world record in the 440. Collett won a silver medal at the 1972 Olympic Games.

California’s wildfire season has begun | Los Angeles Times

“One of the changes that’s happened over the last two decades [in Southern California] is more and more conversion of chaparral and particularly sage scrub into annual grasslands,” said Phil Rundel, a professor of ecology at UCLA.

Questions for dentist before your kids are sedated | NBC News’ “Today”

General anesthesia — when the patient is unconscious — can be risky in young children and some dentists may not recognize the danger quickly enough, said Dr. Karen Sibert, an associate clinical professor of anesthesiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Children have small airways and they choke more easily than adults,” Sibert said. “It doesn’t take much to obstruct a small child’s airway. Their vocal cords can close. They can choke on a little bit of blood.”

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ offers realistic diverse world  | Los Angeles Times

Darnell Hunt, who leads research on UCLA’s annual Hollywood Diversity Report, says efforts to make inclusion a natural part of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” are increasingly the right move not just socially but financially. “One of the things we’re finding in our study is that diversity sells. It makes economic sense because right now people of color are nearly 40% of the population and that figure is only increasing, by about a half-percent a year,” said Hunt, who is also director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and chair of Sociology at UCLA.

Blackout shines light on L.A.’s failing infrastructure | San Diego Union-Tribune

Climate projections show that by 2100, more than 100 days of extreme heat each year could be the norm in the San Fernando Valley, according to a 2015 UCLA study. “Extreme heat days” are those days when the temperature exceeds 95 degrees.

Health care fight may show party the future | International Business Times

Gerald Kominski, a health policy and management professor at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Fielding School of Public Health, echoed that belief. “That’s partly political manipulation by detractors,” he said. “Those numbers get thrown around as if they’re dumping $400 billion in new taxes. They’re not.”

Legislators release plan to extend cap-and-trade | KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

“Yes, we are still committed to climate leadership in California. But we’ve also collectively come to the realization that we need to make sure that we’re not leaving disadvantaged Californians behind,” said UCLA’s Cara Horowtiz (Audio download) 

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