UCLA In the News June 29, 2017

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

What's the right amount of paid-leave time for parents? | CNN

“The bad news is the United States is so late to the game,” said Jody Heymann, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, who has been leading teams studying paid leave for 17 years. “The good news is that with 187 countries in the world having paid maternity leave, over 90 having paid paternity leave, actually there’s a ton that’s already known about what works.”

It’s not just poor, elderly who will be hurt by health care changes | CNBC

“Republicans decided to campaign for the past seven years on repeal and replace so they feel compelled to deliver on that promise,” said Gerald Kominski, director of UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research who’s spent 40 years studying health care policy. This isn’t an actual repeal, but “come hell or high water they’re trying to ram some bill through,” he said.

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in business | KCRW-FM’s “To the Point”

“We think of the justices as being so ideologically divided, as they are on many of the hot-button social issues of the day. But when it comes to issues of the regulation of business, actually there is a lot more consensus on the Supreme Court than we often imagine,” said UCLA’s Adam Winkler. (Approx. 4:45 mark)

Bethany Baptist and UCLA co-sponsor Launch Academy | Los Angeles Sentinel

When faith centers and secular education unite, the results can be spectacular. Such is the case with the Launch Academy, a math and science summer program sponsored by Bethany Baptist Church of Los Angeles and the University of California, Los Angeles.

What Bay Area tenant activists hate more than high rent: each other | Slate

“Everyone wants more affordable housing,” Michael Manville, a professor of urban planning at University of California, Los Angeles, who says the fee is a bad idea, told the Los Angeles Times. “On this policy issue, there just isn’t a clear consensus on whether this is the way to get there.”

Diversity of impressive student work at UCLA’s year-end reviews | Archinect

As summer begins and the academic year comes to a close, all the rooms and narrow corridors of UCLA’s Perloff Hall are overflowing with models and drawings, celebrating the hard work of the students with the annual exhibition-style event, Rumble.

Council sets deadline for report on Berkeley police stops | East Bay Times

The report, by UCLA’s Center for Policing Equity, contains data on police stops, as part of an effort to address community concerns over racial disparities in policing. 

Protesters rally at Speaker Rendon’s office | Long Beach Press-Telegram

Californians’ total personal health care costs were likely to add up to an estimated $367 billion last year, according to UCLA Center for Health Policy Research numbers the LAO cited in its analysis. UCLA analysts predicted government bodies spending taxpayer dollars would pay for some 71 percent of those costs.

Retiree’s connection to Jonsson Cancer Center was personal | KCAL-TV

A bittersweet goodbye at UCLA as Sheila Henry retires. Sheila has worked as the director of special gifts, raising money at the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation for 18 years.

English learners often lack needed help at Chicago schools | Chicago Reporter

Bilingual education expert Patricia Gándara, a research professor and co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, says the disregard for English learners is a nationwide problem. She describes the education these students historically have received as fluctuating “between tolerance and neglect.”

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