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Beau Bridges to portray his former UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden | Los Angeles Times
The legacy of John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who guided the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and ’70s, is coming to the stage. “Coach: An Evening With John Wooden” will debut this fall at Colorado’s Hurst Theatre…. Beau Bridges, the actor and longtime friend of Wooden, will portray the American sports icon, who, in 40 years of coaching high school and college, had only one losing season — his first…. “For Coach [Wooden], success had nothing to do with winning. It had to do with leaving the task knowing you’ve done your very best,” the actor explained in 2014. “Coach said anybody can come to the task with hard work in mind, but when you bring hard work and joy together, that’s when fantastic things happen.”
Earthquakes ravaged Los Angeles and San Francisco. So, what spared this city in the California desert? | USA Today
The degree of damage “depends not only how big the earthquake is, but rock or soil. In Los Angeles, we expect stronger shaking because it is soft sediment,” said Lingsen Meng, an associate professor of geophysics at UCLA. “If you were standing on bedrock ... the shaking will be reduced.”
Team sports may help children deal with trauma | New York Times
Dr. Molly C. Easterlin, the lead author of the study, which looked at a national sample of 9,668 people, said, “Among children affected by adverse childhood experiences, team sports in adolescence was associated with less depression and anxiety in young adulthood.” The study shows association, not causation. Dr. Easterlin, who is a pediatrician and health services research fellow affiliated with the UCLA National Clinical Scholars Program and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, suggested that parents and pediatricians might look to team sports for children who have been exposed to difficult and traumatic experiences.
Even so, the results still offer insight into strategies that may help kids succeed in school and thrive despite exposure to ACEs, which most kids experience at some point, said Dr. Rebecca Dudovitz, coauthor of an accompanying editorial and an associate professor of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. “School outcomes are especially important because they are associated with lifelong health and well-being,” Dudovitz said by email. “Kids who do better in elementary school are more likely to do well in high school, college and beyond,” Dudovitz added.
University of California at Los Angeles engineering professor John Wallace said the potential uses of the early warning system are widespread and have not all been mapped out. “Once you provide the system, you’d be surprised how many ways people will find to use it to their benefit,” he said.
Thousands of Canadian transit passengers target of sexual violence between 2013 and 2017, analysis finds | Globe and Mail
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris is a professor of urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has studied bus-stop crime and women’s experiences on transit. She said knowing where and when bus-stop crimes are happening is critical to preventing them. “Having this data is the best way to say, ‘Here is a problem that you need to address.’”
A clear-eyed look at late-life surgical risks | New York Times
Dr. Clifford Ko, a colorectal surgeon at the University of California, Los Angeles, recently performed major surgery on an 86-year-old with rectal cancer, for instance. “Ten years ago, I’d think, ‘My God, can this person even survive the operating room?’” Ko said. “Now, it’s increasingly common to see octogenarians for these types of operations.”
The fight for the future of YouTube | New Yorker
“It’s not that Jesus came down and said, ‘You must suck up five hundred hours of content per minute, every day,’” Sarah T. Roberts, an expert on commercial content moderation at the University of California, Los Angeles, said. “That’s something that they came up with, that they facilitated. We’re inside the parameters of the potentials and possibilities that have been meted out in the architecture and in the economics of these platforms. It’s only been a decade and a half, at most, and it’s so second nature.”
“After years of research and development, the deployment of what became the internet began, and the first note, as you said, was here at UCLA,” said UCLA’s Leonard Kleinrock. “That put us on a trajectory that took us to the internet we have today.”
The moon in art has changed from symbol to something real | New York Times
“Both before and after the invention of the telescope, artists and amateur astronomers were looking at the moon, interpreting what they saw, and trying to reconcile this with religious and philosophical beliefs at the time,” says David Bardeen, an art historian at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Art helped negotiate all of the questions that were being raised.”
Nationally, black students, boys and students with disabilities are disproportionately suspended and expelled, according to a federal report last year. Data on arrests at school show similar disparities, said researcher Daniel Losen, director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Tech jobs soar to all-time record in Bay Area | East Bay Times
“Recessions are typically caused by overbuilding, whether it’s overbuilding of homes, or manufacturing, or computers, or software,” said Jerry Nickelsburg, an economist and director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, a closely watched quarterly report about the California economy. “We don’t see any evidence that the tech sector has overbuilt things.”
What are the warning signs of a stroke? | U.S. News & World Report
“Women tend to have a little bit different symptoms. It is more common in women to have dizziness, disequilibrium, overwhelming fatigue and nausea or vomiting,” says Dr. Karol Watson, a cardiologist, professor of medicine/cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center and the UCLA-Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program.
Among a group of about 200 babies born to mothers who had contracted Zika virus, about one third had developmental delays, but not all of them were lasting. About half of the babies with abnormal assessments early in their lives later tested normally on developmental tests around age 2 or 3. Karin Nielsen-Saines at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her colleagues tracked the development of babies born to women who contracted Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 2015-2016 epidemic. (Also: Xinhua)
More evidence supplements won’t help the heart | HealthDay
Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the findings are to be expected. “As surprising as these findings may be, there is no high-quality evidence to support the use of multivitamins, individual vitamins, mineral supplements or dietary interventions, including reduced dietary fat, reduced saturated fats, the Mediterranean diet or fish oil supplements for cardiovascular event reduction,” he said.
“Some forms of meditative practice can help — family support, friends, being able to talk to somebody who feels similarly to you,” said UCLA’s Emanuel Maidenberg.
Renowned First Amendment scholar and UCLA professor Eugene Volokh argued that information provider services such as Google qualify for the same First Amendment protection as an individual or the press…. Although Eugene Volokh was hired by Google to offer his academic opinion, his findings, subjectivity notwithstanding, are tethered to extensive case law and legal precedent that remains meritorious 7 years later.