UCLA In the News July 13, 2017

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

Massive iceberg breaks away from Antarctica | CNN

This geochemist says the overall trends in the Arctic point to global warming. “The fact that we’ve had seven out of the twelve ice shelves of Antarctica collapse in the last few decades, and this one appears to be ready to go with the breaking off of this major iceberg, it’s hard to attribute to anything else,” said UCLA’s Aradhna Tripati.

Early prostate cancer surgery doesn’t lead to longer life | Los Angeles Times

Dr. Christopher Saigal, a urologist at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine who was not involved in the study, said surgical techniques for removing prostates have improved a great deal since the study began. That means patients contemplating surgery today might face a lower risk of side effects such as incontinence and sexual dysfunction than did the patients in the study.

Washington cyberstalking law violates free speech | Associated Press

One of his attorneys is Eugene Volokh, a University of California-Los Angeles law professor who in May challenged a similar law in Ohio. “How can it possibly be constitutional to ban mean speech online?” Volokh said. “If someone is appalled by a local official and wants to embarrass them by posting things online, that’s a crime?”

Do Trump’s Twitter blocks violate First Amendment? | KPPC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“It’s complicated in part because there’s not a lot of precedent on this particular point, and in part because the line is inherently made complicated by the fact that government officials always wear two hats. They could be politicians and they could be political officials,” said UCLA’s Eugene Volokh. (Approx. 4:30 mark). (Also: Huffington Post)

California’s ongoing fight against climate change | KPCC-FM

“Many of the fence-line communities, those disadvantaged communities that surround some of the largest industrial polluters in the state, will be cleaner. They won’t just have fewer greenhouse gas emissions, but they will actually suffer from fewer of those traditional air pollutants as well,” said UCLA’s Cara Horowitz. (Audio download)

Trump administration wants TV debate on climate change | BuzzFeed

Katharine Reich, associate director of the UCLA Center for Climate Science, pointed to Pruitt’s record and said, “We’ve seen evidence that his team kind of tries to stack the deck against the evidence. There are plenty of interesting debates to have within climate science and climate policy,” Reich told BuzzFeed News. “But the ‘whether or not climate change is occurring and whether or not climate change is attributable to human activity,’ those debates are closed.”

How to attend medical school for free | U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Clarence Braddock III, vice dean for education at UCLA’s medical school, puts it this way: “What we’re looking for is not so much to reward prior achievement but to identify individuals who show the potential to make a big impact in the world.”

Eat these foods to increase longevity | Consumer Reports

“One of the main points of this study is it’s never too late to make changes to your diet,” says Dana Hunnes, Ph.D., R.D., an adjunct assistant professor of nutrition at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, who was not involved with the study. “Instituting modest, incremental changes can add up, regardless of age.”

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