UCLA In the News July 9, 2018

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

Trauma suffered in childhood echoes across generations, study finds | ABC News

“Early-life experiences — stressful or traumatic ones in particular — have intergenerational consequences for child behavior and mental health,” the lead author, Adam Schickedanz, clinical instructor in pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, told ABC News. “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.”

All-time high temperature records set throughout Southern California | Washington Post

Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA, said the clockwise circulation around the heat dome and resulting offshore winds will force air down mountain slopes adjacent to coastal areas, compressing and heating the air. “This will likely be a high-impact and memorable heat event,” he said.

Abolishing a water district isn’t easy | Los Angeles Times

“Once a system is set up, it’s very, very difficult for the state or county to shut it down even if they have the mandatory authority,” said Greg Pierce, a UCLA researcher. “Because they get challenged legally and it can takes years and millions of dollars, so they have to move very slowly.”

Federal counterterrorism program inflames criticism as L.A. considers taking funds | LA Weekly

“The majority of CVE grants, 85 percent, explicitly target minority groups, including LBGTQ, immigrants and refugees, and Black Lives Matter. And that amount of funding has only continued to grow. Further, some programs, almost 50 percent, target schools and students, including as young as 5 years old, requiring them to report suspicious behavior… it undermines trust between law enforcement and the community,” says UCLA’s Sonja Diaz. “The idea of surveillance cues in law enforcement and sharing information about people doing fairly mundane things.”

Federal judge upholds California’s sanctuary laws | Bay Area News Group

The lawsuit has helped bring national attention to the sanctuary law and Trump’s attacks on the Golden State. “There’s a political value in suing the state of California, whether or not the federal government wins,” said Hiroshi Motomura, a UCLA law professor.

The benefits of ethnic studies courses | Inside Higher Ed

“Any graduation requirement is a clear signpost of progress toward degree completion,” says UCLA’s Matt Malkan. “Students who complete that requirement are also showing themselves more likely to finish college, and in a shorter time, compared with those who have still not yet managed to get around to getting that requirement done successfully.”

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