UCLA In the News March 1, 2017

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

Trump ‘renewal’ message fails to sway immigration backers | Los Angeles Times

Cinthia Flores directs the [UCLA] Dream Resource Center, which does research, education and policy work on immigration issues. She said Trump’s speech included nothing new. Rather, Flores said, it was a continuation of his repeated anti-immigrant rhetoric. “Immigrants aren’t saints,” she said. “They aren’t demons — they’re just people.”

Breast cancer costs low-income women more jobs | Reuters

“The value of the paper is there does not seem to be much ethnic or racial bias here,” said Dr. Patricia Ganz, professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in Los Angeles. “The more important thing is the kind of employment. If you’re low income, your employer is more likely going to be inflexible about keeping your spot,” she said in a phone interview. “It’s a social and equity issue,” she said.

Questions, answers about upcoming travel ban | Associated Press

It’s hard to imagine a “bulletproof” order that could assuage the concerns of the immigrant rights community and other potential challengers, said Jon Michaels, a UCLA law professor. “My sense is, there will be challenges, and challenges will be, at the very least, plausible challenges,” Michaels said.

Randy Weston and his influence on jazz | NPR’s “All Things Considered”

“He came into this musical relationship with a political agenda — and that is to support the independence of former colonies in Africa and the rest of the world, to make sure that African-Americans, in their fight for civil rights, would be part of a global struggle for a justice,” [UCLA’s Robin] Kelley says.

Here’s why W.E.B. Du Bois matters | NBC News

As a fellow sociologist Marcus Hunter, a professor at UCLA, notes in Black Citymakers, it’s critical for all to understand how black people use agency to shape and improve the spaces they move through —often without receiving proper credit for the energy expended or advancements made.

Handful of programmers curate internet experience | KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

“Part of the problem with personalization is we’re not exactly sure what choices are being made in terms of what’s being personalized for us,” [UCLA’s Ramesh] Srinivasan says. “We shouldn’t just think of technology as impacting us as individual users, we should think about the communities and cultures that algorithms are being designed for.”

Winter storms have another upside: cleaner air | KPCC-FM

“Clear, cold and calm would be probably the three words to describe the conditions most conducive to wintertime air pollution,” said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA.

Can addresses of politicians be made available to public? | KPCC-FM

“I can certainly see why people would be troubled by that…. But before you restrict speech even in an attempt to try to prevent some people from misusing that speech, you need a very demanding showing,” said UCLA’s Eugene Volokh. (Approx. 00:42 mark) [Audio download]

Will immigration policies build wall around health benefits? | Bloomberg BNA

“It’s interesting what a difference a couple of years can make,” Steven Wallace, a professor at the University of California Los Angeles focused on immigrant health policy, said. “A couple of years ago there was lots of discussion around how to improve immigrant health” and keep them as healthy as when they arrive, avoiding pitfalls that often harm them over time.

Poor youth, early adult diet tied to higher breast cancer risk | Medical Xpress

“Our results suggest that a habitual diet that promotes chronic inflammation when consumed during adolescence or early adulthood may indeed increase the risk of breast cancer in younger women before menopause,” said [UCLA’s Karin] Michels. (Also: Scienmag, KCBS-TV, Health Medicine Network, News-Medical)

Are plant proteins complete proteins? | Health Medicine Network

“We used to think you had to combine certain incomplete proteins, like the ones in rice and beans, in the same meal to get all the essential amino acids,” says Dana Hunnes, R.D., Ph.D., an adjunct assistant professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. “Now we know that you can meet your needs by eating a variety of plants throughout the day.” And if you’re eating any animal protein at all, you’re also taking in all the essential amino acids.

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