UCLA In the News July 7, 2017

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

Game of Thrones-loving experts explain real-world counterparts | Vanity Fair

There’s squabbling among the kingdoms about issues that seem pressing. But meanwhile, far away, there is this looming threat that could eclipse all of it,” says Katharine Davis Reich, associate director at the UCLA IoES Center for Climate Science. She’s talking about ”Game of Thrones” — and also our response to climate change.

UCLA grabs top spot in business creation | Los Angeles Times

UCLA isn’t just good at generating new businesses; the Westwood school has become better at it than any of the other 224 universities reviewed in a recent Milken Institute report. UCLA finished ahead of prominent challengers, including Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Caltech, when it comes to start-up creation, according to the study, titled “Concept to Commercialization: The Best Universities for Technology Transfer.” Supporting entrepreneurship began a decade ago with UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block, himself an inventor, said Ross DeVol, the Milken Institute report’s principal author.

Using big data to hack autism | Scientific American

“Most of the genetic advances fall into a category of large-effect-size de novovariants, which is only one piece of the puzzle,” says Daniel Geschwind, professor of human genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles. It’s an important piece, but one that still cannot explain why autism clusters in families, for instance, or why close relatives of people with autism often share some of the condition’s traits.

UC on track to enroll more Californians in fall | Los Angeles Times

To fill that class, the Westwood campus admitted 16,494 applicants — down from 17,522 last year, according to University of California data released Thursday. Offers of admission to California residents fell by 10.8% over last year to 9,292. (Also: Associated Press, Orange County Register and KCRW-FM [Audio download])

Firms may reveal big pay gaps between CEOs, workers | Washington Post

“Through June 30, or at least through the early part of this year, there was fairly bullish optimism that the rule would be either repealed or delayed,” said Jim Barall, a senior fellow in residence at the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law. “But as summer wears on and we head into the busy fall season, I can tell you they are realizing they need to focus on this if they haven’t.”

Brown unveils plan for global climate summit | Los Angeles Times

“He wants to make clear that if you can’t look to Washington, you can look to California on progressive environmental policy,” said Ann Carlson, professor of environmental law at UCLA.

Maria Menounos thanks UCLA doctor | Los Angeles Times

She thanked her doctor via Twitter, saying Monday to [UCLA’s] Dr. Ryan Aronin, “You were so thorough & thank u for ... not making me feel like I was crazy to think I had a brain tumor.” 

Aims of Trump’s meeting with Putin at G20 Summit | CNN

“I think that the basic thing that Putin is after is to have the meeting. Because if you have a summit meeting, you tell people in Russia, ‘Look, the Americans realize I’m the top guy.’ And the same is true for Trump. He gets to give the same message to Americans: ‘I’m the high guy here.’ And that I think is what they’re both after,” said UCLA’s Richard Anderson.

Rare-disease drugmakers concerned over GOP health overhaul | Bloomberg

“Lifetime caps would really, truly be horrible for our community. We wouldn’t have access to the basic care we have now,” said Miceli, who’s also co-director of the Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It’s a disease where you should be consulting and using a team of seven to eight clinical experts a year — testing and follow-up and equipment.”

Campus speech wars’ cost piles up | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Edward Walker, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles, points to the “Dow riot,” at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1967, when hundreds of students protested American manufacturers of napalm. The police responded with extreme force. A riot got completely out of control, Mr. Walker said, and police officers were not equipped to handle it.

Latinos could fuel nearly 25% of U.S. economy by 2020 | Huffington Post

“The common perception of Latinos being a burden to U.S. society is utterly wrong,” Schink and [UCLA’s David] Hayes-Bautista wrote in the report. ”To the contrary, Latinos are the element most needed to fuel the growth of this country. All Americans have benefitted from the $2.13 trillion contribution the Latino GDP makes to the country, and should take steps to make sure it continues.” 

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