UCLA In the News June 20, 2018

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

As a child his Dad would take him to visit UCLA; now, he graduates from same university | La Opinión

“My wife and I both worked and there was no one to look after Kevin so I would take him to UCLA and I would leave him in the office and someone would look after him,” recalls William Herrera, Kevin Herrera’s father. “I cried tears of happiness when I found out he had chosen and gotten accepted to UCLA.” (Translated from Spanish)

The effects of parental separation on children | Wall Street Journal

Carola Suárez-Orozco, a professor of human development and psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has studied migrants throughout her career, pointed out that children often lack the cognitive abilities to make sense of their surroundings. After extended separation from caregivers, their longer-term outcomes include increased risk of withdrawal, depression, anxiety, crime and anger, she said. (Also: UCLA’s Elizabeth Barnert is quoted in the Los Angeles Times)

Is there such thing as a Southern California accent? | LAist

Southern California is made up of so many different ethnicities and cultures, which is bound to influence our accent. That’s what Norma Mendoza-Denton is working on. She’s a professor of anthropology at UCLA and associate dean of the graduate division looking to prove a unique Southern California accent actually exists. “Most researchers would agree that up until now, the public research shows that there’s a sort of overarching California dialect and that possibly Southern California is just a part of that,” Mendoza-Denton said. “But I think that, increasingly, our pilot data suggests that we may be looking at a different accent, but that’s still to be determined.”

One in three women undergoing breast reconstruction has complications | New York Times

“Patients trying to make a decision about surgery have just been told they have cancer,” said Dr. Deanna J. Attai, a breast surgeon and assistant clinical professor at David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. “That alone is enough to shake even the strongest of clear thinkers.”

Trump’s immigrant family policy | Los Angeles Times Opinion

(Commentary co-written by UCLA’s Hiroshi Motomura) Reports of young children ripped from their parents’ arms at the U.S.-Mexico border are causing outrage, and rightly so. But this shocking practice is just the latest example of the Trump administration’s systematic assault on bonds of love and kinship that American immigration law has long valued and protected.

Why white evangelicals still support Trump | Washington Post Analysis

In the months after the 2016 presidential election, I collaborated with other social scientists at the University of California at Los Angeles, Baylor University and Arizona State University to conduct an Internet-based national public opinion study called the 2016 Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey.… Even among evangelicals, there are wide racial divides on political positions. It is true evangelicals of all racial backgrounds hold more conservative views on issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage than does the general U.S. population.

Sacramento-area schools suspend black male students at highest rate in state | Capital Public Radio

Researchers at San Diego State and UCLA say they looked at numbers provided by the districts themselves. What they found? Five unified school districts — Sacramento City, Elk Grove, Twin Rivers, San Juan, and Natomas — topped the list of districts suspending the highest proportion of black males, all located in the Sacramento area.

Moving beyond college completion | Inside Higher Ed

The University of California, Los Angeles, is using the Lumina funds to support the development of a mobile app that will allow students to crowdsource information about the campus climate in real time. The app, which asks students to answer a few questions about their feelings on campus every two weeks, will create a database of incidents and experiences that will help the university better understand student attitudes on campus.

UCLA ranked No. 4 on list of Top 50 Campus Recreation Centers | College Consensus

UCLA students have access to more than a dozen top-of-the-line recreation centers, from the Outdoor Adventure Center to the Marina Aquatic Center — hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing and more. UCLA also offers no fewer than 6 pools, so students can swim laps or just hang out like the stars in a glitzy Old Hollywood movie. Any sport students can imagine is available in intramural or club sports, and probably a few you’ve never heard of. Goat yoga? We didn’t make that up.

Tenure faces more peril now than it has in the last 70 years | Chronicle of Higher Education

Firing and intimidating scholars can have long-term consequences, says John McCumber, a distinguished professor of Germanic languages at the University of California at Los Angeles who has studied higher education in the McCarthy era.… Many careers, and lives, were ruined in the McCarthy era, and suspicion of certain ideas — atheism, for example — altered disciplines such as philosophy for decades. “Existentialism, which was a very vibrant and world-influential approach, never made it into most American philosophy departments,” McCumber says.

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