UCLA In the News March 13, 2018

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

Great Recession raised America’s blood pressure, study finds | Washington Post

“We found some pretty big effects, differences in blood pressure that would not be something a doctor would sneeze at,” said Teresa Seeman, a veteran epidemiologist at the University of California at Los Angeles and the study’s lead author. “It does make you think about the times we live in now. Things are not exactly the most stable they’ve been. And it will be interesting to see what the effect will be of all the upheaval we’re going through now.” (Also: The Atlantic, CNN, STAT, HealthDay, Medical Xpress)

Trump finds unlikely culprit in shootings: Obama discipline policies | New York Times

“Children’s safety also includes protection from oppression and bigotry and injustice,” Daniel J. Losen, director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California at Los Angeles’s Civil Rights Project, wrote in testimony to the Civil Rights Commission. “Fear-mongering and rhetoric that criminalizes youth of color, children from poor families and children with disabilities should not be tolerated.”

How one sport is keeping a language and a culture alive | New York Times

The elder Cruz speaks a Oaxacan language known as Valle (valley), as well as Zapotec, an indigenous language spoken by 400,000 people, and is recognized more frequently, according to Pamela Munro, a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Pressured by Trump, ATF revisits bump stock rules | New York Times

“There will be lawsuits because it looks like the agency has bowed to political pressure,” said Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Trump’s policy response to Parkland shooting | NPR

“He endorsed universal background tracks, raising the gun age and accused those who didn’t support such measures as being afraid of the NRA,” said UCLA’s Adam Winkler. (Approx. 00:30 mark) [Audio download]

Bay Area job market ‘defies gravity,’ economists say | Mercury News

“The Bay Area is defying gravity,” Jerry Nickelsburg, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, said during a conference co-sponsored by the Anderson Forecast and UC Hastings College of the Law.

8 bipolar symptoms you might be ignoring | Reader’s Digest

Carrie Bearden, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and psychology at UCLA, tells Health that staying on a regular sleep schedule is one of the first things she recommends for bipolar patients.

Ballet dazzles in L.A. Opera’s ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ | Los Angeles Times

The two major productions of the opera in Los Angeles the last two-plus decades have been Mark Morris’ gloriously fanciful one with the Boston Handel and Haydn Society at UCLA and Lucinda Childs’ enthrallingly austere one at Los Angeles Opera. Silly or severe, they uniquely enchanted.

Earth may be nearing carbon dioxide threshold for melting Arctic ice | Phys.org

“Understanding the history of ice at both poles and how they respond to changing carbon dioxide levels is so important that, as we published these papers, controversy built up,” said [UCLA’s Aradhna] Tripati, who is a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. “We dug in and continued to try to understand what the history, in fact, was.”

Market-based strategies for ecosystem conservation surging | Phys.org

The paper, published today in Nature Sustainability, is the first peer-reviewed, global assessment of “payments for ecosystem services” mechanisms. Leading the study were James Salzman, Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at UCLA School of Law and the Bren School of the Environment at UC Santa Barbara, and researchers at Ecosystem Marketplace, an initiative of the non-profit Forest Trends.

Sleep apnea study finds male-female differences in symptoms | Medical Xpress

Researchers from the UCLA School of Nursing examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between thinning of the brain’s cerebral cortex and apnea symptoms. The researchers also could discern distinct changes in brain structures and concurrent symptoms that differed between men and women.

Mental health tax provides services to needy in L.A. County | Medical Xpress

Researchers from RAND and UCLA analyzed administrative data to evaluate two types of programs in Los Angeles County supported by the tax. The first is prevention and early intervention programs that aim to prevent the onset of mental illness and the related negative consequences.

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