UCLA In the News July 20, 2017

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

The daunting mission to bring Mosul back from the dead | Los Angeles Times

“Obviously there’s a cosmetic issue, but underpinning that is governance, “ said Eric Bordenkircher, a researcher at the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA’s International Institute. “You can build all these houses, but people may not want to return if they don’t trust the Iraqi government.”

Will ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ give Andy Serkis the acting cred he deserves? | Washington Post

Technology obviously altered his appearance. But, as UCLA’s head of undergraduate acting, Joe Olivieri, puts it, what Serkis is doing “isn’t any different than what the Greeks were doing 3,000 years ago.” Acting is acting.

Donald Trump Jr. doesn’t have a First Amendment right to Russian freebies | CNBC

By far the most intriguing of all these defenses is the suggestion, advanced by First Amendment expert and UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, that Trump Jr. and crew were merely exercising their constitutional right to solicit and receive a campaign boost from Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Kremlin-linked attorney who requested the meeting. And that she may also have been acting within her rights to share the Clinton dirt with Trump's inner circle. 

The cost-effective power of psychological ‘nudges’ | Forbes

Spearheaded by UCLA’s Shlomo Benartzi, and including Beshears, Thaler, Sunstein, and the Wharton School’s Katherine Milkman, among others, the group settled on four areas of particular interest to nudge units in the United States and United Kingdom—retirement savings, college enrollment, public health interventions, and energy consumption. They then identified a single metric of success in each of the four areas and reviewed every paper that was focused on that success metric and that was published in a top academic journal in the last 15 years.

How this new innovation could be the sliced bread of solar industry | Forbes

James Rosenzweig, the Distinguished Professor of Physic in the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, now serves on the Rayton Solar board. He says, "The concepts concerning use of particle beams in cutting materials for solar panels is an exciting spin off of the types of research we engage in at UCLA."

Study examines effects of stopping psychiatric medication | Medical Xpress

“People stop taking their psychiatric medications whether or not they find the drugs helpful, and they do so at all stages of the medication experience—days, weeks, months, or years after taking them,” said David Cohen, professor and Marjorie Crump Chair in Social Welfare at UCLA Luskin and a co-author of the study. “This study is novel because it asks questions about stopping to take medications from the consumer’s point of view.” (Also: Health Canal)

What happens to health care in California if Obamacare stays in place? | KCBS-TV

At UCLA’s Health Care Policy Research Center, Director Gerald Kominski says two things will happen. First, the president will likely not enforce the federal mandate that requires people to get health coverage. “If younger, healthier people choose not to buy into the market because they don’t have to pay the penalty, then their low costs are taken out of the pool and more people with high costs are taken into the pool,” says Kominski.

Elon Musk mastered 'learning transfer'  | Business Insider

Keith Holyoak, a UCLA professor of psychology and one of the world's leading thinkers on analogical reasoning, recommends people ask themselves the following two questions in order to hone their skills: "What does this remind me of?" and "Why does it remind me of it?"

In Mexico, type of work is tied to mobility disparities as people age | Medical Xpress

The research, conducted by Goldman with Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez and Anne Pebley at the University of California, Los Angeles, finds this to be especially true in middle-income countries like Mexico, where occupational health and safety regulations are weak or were enacted comparatively recently.

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