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Newsom apologizes for California’s history of violence against Native Americans | Los Angeles Times

California’s American Indian population declined from about 150,000 to 30,000 between 1846 and 1879, wrote Benjamin Madley, an assistant professor of history at UCLA, in a 2016 op-ed calling for the state to acknowledge the genocide. Madley is the author of the 2009 book, “An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873.” (Also: Reuters, New York Times)

Thousands of ‘transborder’ students commute to American colleges from Mexico every day | Pacific Standard

They refer to themselves as “transborder,” a term that originally appeared in academic literature. It wasn’t until she read the term in a book that University of California–Los Angeles doctoral student Estefania Castañeda Pérez found a descriptor she felt captured her identity. “Even as I crossed the border, there was something about my experience that the term Mexican American didn’t encapsulate,” she says.

Georgia abortion law: Hollywood calls for boycott, but can it leave? | Christian Science Monitor

“Hollywood has to weigh [the abortion law] against the politics of things in an era when the politics of things can sometimes take over,” says film historian Jonathan Kuntz, an expert on the studio system at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, in Los Angeles. “There are a lot of forces pulling on Hollywood, but it’s the dollar bill that pulls them to Georgia. But money is a brittle reason.”

‘Gay panic’ defenses will be banned in N.Y. murder cases | New York Times

The panic defenses stemmed from psychologists’ assertions that same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria were mental illnesses, according to a 2016 study by the Williams Institute at the U.C.L.A. School of Law. Those notions were discredited by the medical community in the 1970s, but not before defendants began to argue that upon learning a victim was gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, they suffered temporary insanity that spurred their violent actions.

How to build a better workplace | New York Times

“We can’t let the machines over-determine the future. Human beings must always be in charge of machines, not the machines in charge of the women, the people, the society. That seemed to be a through line in our discussion. The question is: How will the largess or the profits and resources that accrue from increasing automation be redirected back into society to benefit society?” said UCLA’s Safiya Noble.

Putin and Xi are going soft on protest. Why? | Bloomberg News Opinion

Surely both Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping know that liberalization can be a slippery slope. In a 2017 paper, political scientist Daniel Treisman from the University of California at Los Angeles, who had studied all cases of democratization between 1800 and 2015, named it among the most common fatal mistakes dictators make. They initiated limited reform thinking it would help stabilize the regime, but then lost control.

L.A. supervisors approve $7 million payout to settle suit over fatal shooting by deputies | LAist

The absence of a gun likely was a factor in the large payout — especially because nothing that looked like a gun was found either, said UCLA Law School Professor Joanna Schwartz, who studies legal settlements in police shooting cases. “So there’s no room for the officers to say they were mistaken,” Schwartz told LAist.

Atmospheric river research | KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

“Atmospheric rivers are plumes of really concentrated water vapor in the atmosphere. They occur almost continuously, somewhere on Earth. At any given moment, there’s usually about four of them somewhere in the world,” said UCLA’s Daniel Swain. (Approx. 25:30 mark)

Can wearing a hat contribute to baldness? | Time

“I’ve had people ask me about this, and I can understand why they think it’s true,” says Dr. Hayley Goldbach, a dermatologist at UCLA Health. Some people start wearing a hat to hide hair loss, she says, which may lead observers to conclude it was the hat-wearing that triggered the baldness. That’s probably not the case. “I think the short answer is that [hat wearing] is probably not a real concern,” Goldbach says.

UCLA’s Graduation 2019 brings thousands to Pauley Pavilion commencements | Los Angeles Daily News

Bruins united on Friday, to rock Pauley — for the 100th time. And the 8-Claps were abundant. That’s right. UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion was the stage for thousands of UCLA graduates, who are — as a great Jedi master once told Luke — taking their first steps into a larger world.

A woman’s toxicology report suggested she’s the first person to overdose on marijuana | Business Insider

Marijuana overdoses are also unlikely because of the sheer amount of the substance that would be needed to cause such a reaction, Dr. Jeffrey Chen, executive director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, told Insider.

Why fighting for clean water with climate change money worries some California lawmakers | CALmatters

Some of those legal restrictions on fund use end in 2021, according to the Legislative Counsel’s opinion, when the cap-and-trade extension kicks in. At that point, “The handcuffs are off the Legislature in terms of how the Legislature can use these funds,” said Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of UCLA Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. “The Legislature may very well decide to continue prioritizing projects that reduce greenhouse gases and promote climate resilience after 2021, but it won’t be obligated to do so,” Horowitz said.

Is college worth the cost? | U.S. News & World Report

When determining whether to go to college, the ability to get a better job was cited by nearly 85% of freshmen enrolled in baccalaureate programs as “very important,” according to the University of California Los Angeles’ The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2017 survey, released this April. About 72% cited the ability to make more money. But in that same survey, about 76% of freshmen said gaining a general education and appreciation of ideas was a very important reason for enrollment.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ producers take us behind the scenes of ‘Silent All These Years’ | Entertainment Weekly

Finch came up with the idea for the Army of Awesome — in which female staffers at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital line the hallway as Abby is wheeled into an exam room — after a Writers’ Guild of America-sponsored tour of the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center. “They treated every single person who came through their doors as an individual, and tailored their treatment to [them],” says Finch. “I was in watching our doctors at Grey Sloan figure out how to do that for a patient on the fly.”

New lung cancer advances | Patch

“A lot of researchers are looking at different ways in order to make a diagnosis of lung cancer early and this may be a companion to, for example, TC screening,” said Dr. Denise Aberle, professor of radiology at UCLA and principal investigator of the groundbreaking National Lung Screening Trial. “The nasal swab is actually where we put a swab inside one of the nostrils and collect cells on the principal that those cells are similar to the cells in the lungs that may cause lung cancer. The cells can be analyzed for the signs of lung cancer. And we’re hoping this may be a way to establish diagnosis non-invasively and also very efficiently.”

Why are we still cutting women’s vaginas during childbirth? | HuffPost

“That’s the biggest concern,” said Dr. Amy Rosenman, an OB-GYN and expert in female pelvic medicine with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “Women can develop sphincter incompetence and begin leaking stool. And unfortunately there is no good solution for that. It is a life-long issue.”