UCLA In the News July 20, 2018

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

Did an experimental vaccine help stop an Ebola outbreak? | Science

More data could come from a study by epidemiologist Anne Rimoin of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Congolese researchers.… “Transmission is always going to be halted using a variety of methods, and we hope to see this vaccine played a role as well,” says Rimoin, who has worked in the DRC for 15 years.

UC lowers tuition for 2018–19 | Los Angeles Times

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block told regents that nonresidents not only pay for more Californians with their higher out-of-state tuition but also enrich learning for local students. Block, for instance, related his own undergraduate experience with a libertarian roommate from Montana who challenged his liberal ideas.

How 2006 changed the internet | CNN

Feeds proved to be the death knell for the bygone era of web browsing, when people surfed the messy, often chaotic internet one URL at a time. “This is how the Wild West was tamed,” says Ramesh Srinivasan, a professor at UCLA who studies the impact of technology on society. That led to a radical shift in how people consume information. Rather than deliberately scouring blogs, forums and news sites, “information is finding us, but we don’t know how,” Srinivasan says.

Give the curb your enthusiasm | Slate

“I have a large collection of newspaper articles about parking space murders, some of them are quite brutal,” says Donald Shoup, a professor at UCLA and the father of American parking studies. “If you need an example of how emotional people get about the curb, that’s good evidence.”

Democrats need a coherent immigration policy | Los Angeles Times Opinion

(Commentary co-written by UCLA’s Tyler Reny) Between the disapproval of Trump’s specific measures and these more humane views on immigrants as a group, Democrats should be well positioned to capture moderates when it comes to immigration. But the Democrats offer little beyond a condemnation of Trump’s policies.

A fresh look at the film work of Bob Fosse | Los Angeles Times

It is of special note that the UCLA series includes films Fosse worked on as a choreographer before he moved to directing, such as “The Pajama Game,” “Damn Yankees” and “The Little Prince.” According to Sam Wasson, author of the 2013 biography “Fosse,” understanding the choreography is essential to understanding his evolution as an artist.

Parents’ childhood trauma tied to kids’ behavior | Reuters Health

“This demonstrates one way in which all of us carry our histories with us, which our study shows has implications for our parenting and our children’s health,” said lead study author Dr. Adam Schickedanz, a pediatrics researcher at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The chef working against fraud in the fish industry | Wall Street Journal

Despite these efforts, the seafood industry’s historic lack of accountability has led to widespread fraud. A recent study by the University of California at Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University tested the DNA of 364 fish samples taken from 26 L.A. sushi restaurants from 2012 through 2015. Half of the seafood that researchers examined was not the species it was labeled as, including every order of halibut and red snapper they tested.

Archaeologists find ancient Egyptian coffin filled with sewage | KCRW-FM

“When you’re thinking of opening up a sarcophagus that ostensibly holds a dead human being, you should treat that dead human being with respect. You might also think that that dead human being would be angry at being disturbed, if you believe that dead human being lived in some sort of afterlife,” said UCLA’s Kara Cooney. “Sewage is always enough of a curse.” (Approx. 0:30 mark; audio download)

Premiums may rise for Covered California customers | Capital Public Radio

Gerald Kominski, a fellow with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, said the 8.7 percent increase is significant, but it could be a lot worse. “It’s smaller than the last few years, larger than the early years,” he said. “One of the great concerns was that zeroing out the tax penalty for not being insured could have had a really detrimental effect on premiums. In light of that, this is relatively good news in my opinion.”

Rising sea levels may jeopardize internet infrastructure | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“When you watch a video or send a Facebook message, the content is chopped into little pieces called packets of around 1,000 characters, by some software called TCP on your sending computer,” said UCLA’s George Varghese. “Then each of these little packets is routed through the internet to the destination computer using software called IP, and the TCP of the destination computer puts all the pieces together like Humpty Dumpty.” (Approx. 3:45 mark; audio download)

Why California won’t vote on splitting the state into three | KPCC-FM

“It got some 400,000 signatures, and that normally would work for most ballot initiatives,” said UCLA’s Harry Litman. “But there’s an important distinction in California law that’s kind of a check on popular sovereignty. And that is, if you are proposing a so-called revision to the California constitution, as opposed to a so-called amendment, you can’t just go the popular signature route. You’ll have to start with two-thirds of each house of the legislature.” (Approx. 0:30 mark; audio download)

Study finds adult kids of lesbian moms are doing fine | HealthDay News

These latest findings show that’s still true in young adulthood, a time when mental health conditions like depression or anxiety disorders often emerge, said lead researcher Dr. Nanette Gartrell. “They’re psychologically very healthy, even during this vulnerable time of life,” said Gartrell, a visiting scholar at the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

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