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Is your lawyer schooled in AI? UCLA law professor explains how university is training next generation of attorneys | PC Magazine
As UCLA School of Law Professor Edward A. Parson puts it, “most of law is conservative, incremental, looking backward for authorities [while] rapid tech change often challenges and disrupts legal and regulatory processes.” It’s why one of Professor Parson’s areas of interest is the role of science and technology in policy-making, and why he’s gotten involved with UCLA’s Program on Understanding Law, Science, and Evidence (PULSE).
Aside from Eastside Leads, other groups that participated in the report include Unincorporated Tenants United Coalition, Community Economic Development Clinic at UCLA and the non-profit organization Public Counsel. According to the study, increasing education among tenants is vital to reaching housing stability, as well as efforts to apply the law. The document indicates that out of all families facing eviction, 90% don’t have a legal counsel. (Translated from Spanish)
It’s Pride Month, and a new study says four of the top 25 colleges in the country for LGBTQ students are here in Southern California. They include Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, UCLA, San Diego State and UC Santa Barbara.
T. rex had an amazing sense of smell, gene study suggests | National Geographic
“I welcome this work — it seems that this is another contribution to the whole body of work, where people are using cues from genes and morphology to infer sensory function and ecological [roles in] extinct species,” says Deborah Bird, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has used similar techniques to reconstruct the smelling repertoire of the extinct sabertooth cat Smilodon.
The study showed a larger trend of Americans overall moving away from the Northeast, too, with a few exceptions, Michael Stoll, economist and professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, said in the report. “The data aligns with longer-term migration patterns to southern and western states, trends driven by factors like job growth, lower costs of living, state budgetary challenges and more temperate climates,” Stoll said.
Are suburbs pushing homeless people into L.A.? Debate rages as numbers spike | Los Angeles Times
One expert on homelessness questioned that stance, though, pointing out that the law would prevent people from putting tents, tarps and sleeping bags on public property, even in rainy weather. “That is, in the real world, the functional equivalent to a ban on sleeping,” said Gary Blasi, professor emeritus at UCLA School of Law.
Most patients tend to tolerate ribociclib very well, adds Sara Hurvitz, director of the Breast Cancer Clinical Research Program at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, another study coauthor. Although some women experience fatigue, nausea and hair thinning, “it’s not like chemotherapy, where there are a lot of GI-related side effects and hair loss,” she says. “Most women are able to go about their lives while they’re going through treatment.”
S.F. gets relief, but Bay Area heat wave continues | Curbed San Francisco
According to UCLA research published in 2018, “Heat is the primary weather-related cause of death in the United States,” with an estimated median of 1,500 fatalities every year. “Extreme heat events [account] for more fatalities annually than the 30-year mean annual number of deaths due to hurricanes, lightning, earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods combined,” warns the university.
Homebuilding tanks in San Diego County | San Diego Union-Tribune
The California Association of Realtors has anticipated fewer homes will be constructed than 2018, but the California Department of Finance and UCLA Business Forecasting Project have predicted more.
Parking could become parklets around town | Santa Monica Daily Press
City Council will also discuss the findings of a UCLA study on the Main Street parklets, which found that Holy Guacamole’s parklet drew 11 visitors per hour, Finn McCool’s drew four and Ashland Hill’s drew just one. The UCLA study made several recommendations for future parklets, including that materials must be more durable and sites thoroughly evaluated for potential problems. The parklet at Ashland Hill has become sun-faded and weathered and developed drainage issues.
Researchers from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, the Center for Education and Civil Rights at Penn State University and elsewhere found a three-fold increase in the share of “intensely segregated” schools between 1988 and 2016.
Better human rights protections around the world for people with disabilities, but gaps remain | Medical Xpress
“Every child on the planet has the right to fully accessible, quality education and every adult has the right to dignified work without discrimination, but not all countries are fulfilling these rights,” said Dr. Jody Heymann, founding director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center and a distinguished professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. “Our analysis shows that the world is further behind in guaranteeing these fundamental human rights to persons with disabilities when compared to other groups. While the global community has made progress, countries must go much further to dismantle barriers to full inclusion for education and work.”
“We’ve had this global sense that mitochondrial dysfunction may be particularly relevant to synaptic defects, but I think this [study] really provides more specificity to that story,” says Carrie Bearden, professor of psychiatry, biobehavioral sciences and psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was not involved in the research. “And it does provide some evidence for a potential mechanism of treatment.”
Lisa Margonelli named editor-in-chief of Zócalo Public Square | Zócalo Public Square
Founded in 2003 by executive director and publisher Gregory Rodriguez, over the past 16 years, Zócalo has evolved into a robust public forum both through its events, which have taken place in over 23 cities in the U.S. and beyond, and its online ideas journalism that is syndicated to over 290 media outlets throughout the world. Zócalo, an ASU Knowledge Enterprise, also partners with a range of publishing and programming partners, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History via the What It Means to Be American project, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and UCLA.
“Microbiomes are found everywhere, from the digestive tracts of humans to lakes and rivers that feed water supplies. The microorganisms that make up these communities can originate from their surrounding environment, including food,” according to a UCLA statement released Monday. “Knowing where these organisms come from and how these communities form can give scientists a more detailed picture of the unseen ecological processes that affect human health.”