UCLA In the News June 15, 2017

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

‘Home’ at LACMA rethinks ideas about Latin American art | Los Angeles Times

“Home” was organized by Ramirez, a curator of Latin American art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, as well as Chon Noriega, of UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, director of the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College. In conceiving the show, the three say they stayed away from the idea of doing a show that was “about” Latin America. “Instead, we decided to set everything aside and focus on the works that had stuck with us,” Noriega says. “And the concept that emerged when we looked at those pieces was ‘Home.’”

Family vlogging: controversy of putting kids on YouTube | KPCC-FM’s “Air Talk”

“Obviously, one of the major things that makes it different is the parents are filming kids. It’s in their home, it’s in their daily lives, they probably can’t escape it. And given that everyone is now creating more and more content with youth involvement … attention needs to be given in how to make sure the youth needs are prioritized and that’s not happening when it’s being done in the home,” said Yalda Uhls. (Approx. 07:00 min)

School board extends King’s contract in majority’s final days | Los Angeles Times

“Politics are always at play,” said UCLA education professor Tyrone Howard. “Folks want to see their people kept in places where they can support a particular issue or agenda. Even with a new contract, of course,” he said of King, “that doesn’t make her exempt from any kind of removal.”

Takeaway from Sessions’ testimony: what he refused to say | Business Insider

“Sessions’ rationale was completely lacking in any legal basis,” Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA, told Business Insider in an email. “There are privileges, such as executive privilege and the privilege against self-incrimination, but Sessions was clear that he was not invoking these well established rights,” he continued. “Instead, he was asserting some brand new privilege of his own invention, with no legal support whatsoever. The question is when will Republicans in Congress stand up to the president and stop this lawlessness.”

Virginia shooting raises specter, not likelihood, of gun control | BBC

“Republicans have proven impervious to mass shootings and I don’t think you’ll see any reforms now,” said Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor and gun policy expert. “This will be business as usual, they will soon be saying that the answer is more guns and new freedoms, not new laws.” (UCLA’s Eugene Volokh also quoted in the article)

A dispute about a test question on slave families | Inside Higher Ed

But what about that quiz question? Was Parker right? Brenda Stevenson, Nickoll Family Endowed Chair in History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an expert on enslaved women and families, said neither answer is completely true, but that “C” — Parker’s answer — would be “most true.”

No gender difference in stress as risk for heart disease | Medical Xpress

In a new study, UCLA researchers hypothesized that simple biomarkers—urinary stress hormones dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine, and cortisol—would be associated with more calcium buildup in the coronary arteries, which indicates the presence of coronary heart disease, and that this effect would be stronger in women than in men. However, the researchers found that this relationship was actually similar in women and men. (Also: News-Medical)

How the NBA has used social media to move the ball on issues | NPR

(Commentary written by UCLA’s Ramesh Srinivasan) But during the Arab Spring I also saw how social media locks that information into bubbles that are constructed in ways that we barely control or see. In Cairo, the bubble was young, educated, middle class, liberals. The failure to break out of that bubble and transform political institutions ended up leading to the military coup in 2013. Since then my view has changed a bit, in part, because of basketball. Specifically the NBA.

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