UCLA In the News June 11, 2018

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

Anthony Bourdain celebrated the food of Los Angeles | KTTV-TV

“He wanted to show the importance of immigration to the community, to the United States — that we can’t be thinking and dishonoring the people that do our food for us,” said UCLA’s Raul Hinojosa. (Approx. 1:15 mark. Also: KABC-TV)

Charter schools regroup after big California election loss | Associated Press

“I frankly can’t remember a prominent loss that they’ve had,” education policy expert and University of California, Los Angeles, professor John Rogers said of the charter movement’s legislative wins. “The California Charter Schools Association has had the power to ensure that legislation that would be against their interest can’t be passed.”

Utilities strike back at consumer choice in electricity business in California | Los Angeles Times

Amid the chaos, the advent of CCAs already has transformed California’s electricity market in ways that may well be here to stay. “The pressure they’ve placed on the [investor-owned utilities] has produced a focus on competition that did not exist before,” says J.R. DeShazo, director of UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation and coauthor of a 2016 study of California CCAs. “So a competitive dynamic already has emerged that has been beneficial to consumers.”

Trump’s immigration policies are making it harder for foreign doctors to work in U.S. | Time

International medical graduates may increasingly gravitate toward programs in Europe, the U.K. and Canada if political trends continue, says Dr. Yusuke Tsugawa, a Japanese-trained doctor who has studied international medical graduates and is now an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California Los Angeles’ David Geffen School of Medicine. “In addition to the actual changes that have been made in the last one or two years, I think there’s some concerns about uncertainty around what’s going to happen in the future,” Tsugawa says. “They don’t want to come to the U.S. to start their training and get kicked out during the training, because that would be devastating for their careers.”

How ‘Pose’ restores pride to LGBTQ people of color | Mic

Up to 1.6 million young people experience homelessness in the United States every year, the Washington Post reported in 2017. Of that number, 40% identify as LGBTQ youth, according to a study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. Many service providers cited family rejection or abuse as major contributing factors in LGBTQ youth homelessness.

50 years after its release, ‘The Graduate’ creators discuss film’s staying power | KPCC-FM’s “FilmWeek”

“What I think is really special about ‘The Graduate’ is that everyone saw it a little differently. When I saw it, I wasn’t thinking so much of sex with my father’s business partner’s wife, but I was sure thinking about graduating, going out into the world and the fact that my parents had pretty much mapped out my entire future. The scenes at the beginning of the film, at the party, that felt like home to me,” said UCLA’s Beverly Gray. (Approx. 3:30 mark)

In wake of Bourdain and CDC report, suicide causes and tools for prevention studied | KPCC-FM “AirTalk”

“When you look at the 10 leading causes of death, what you see is that there are only two causes of death that have increased, that have not dropped over a period of about 10 years or so. And that is Alzheimer’s disease, and that’s due in part to the changing demographics of the population, and then suicide. And suicide is a remarkable public health issue because it is to some extent a hidden problem. And in some cases almost a hidden epidemic, if you will,” said UCLA’s Mark Kaplan. (Approx. 16:00 mark)

More women with breast cancer may soon be skipping chemo | Time

But the results provide much-needed reassurance to doctors and patients who have been questioning how much treatment is enough in recent years. “We’ve always known that we are over-treating with chemotherapy,” says Dr. Sara Hurvitz, director of the breast oncology program at University of California Los Angeles.

Not your parents’ prom | Philly.com

Marcus Anthony Hunter, a South Philly native and UCLA sociologist, said the families are seizing joy at these elaborate events. “It’s still a city where at Starbucks, they can call the cops on you,” he said of Philadelphia. “It’s still a place where people are getting displaced and dispossessed. But on this day, we choose to celebrate that ‘my baby looks so beautiful.’”

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