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2020 presidential candidates will address LGBTQ issues in forum at UCLA | The Advocate

Democratic candidates for president will participate in a forum focused specifically on the lives and rights of LGBTQ people this fall. Showing the growing political influence of LGBTQ advocates and voters, the event provides a chance to educate the potential next president of the United States on the issues and challenges still facing queer Americans. It will be hosted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs…. “The Luskin School of Public Affairs is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of all Americans through an informed electorate and educated social leaders,” said Gary Segura, dean of UCLA Luskin…. UCLA is the perfect host for this conversation.” (Also: Variety, The Hill, San Francisco Chronicle, Fox News, Hollywood Reporter, Daily Beast)

Harvard-Westlake students were vaccinated. Dozens caught whooping cough anyway | Los Angeles Times

It turns out that four years after someone receives the booster shot in about the seventh grade, the vaccine’s protection nearly vanishes, endangering high schoolers such as those at Harvard-Westlake, said Dr. James Cherry, a UCLA expert on pediatric infectious diseases. “It is not surprising at all,” Cherry said of the recent cases.

Why AI is still terrible at spotting violence online | CNN

It's computationally difficult to use AI to find violence in video, in particular, said Sarah T. Roberts, an assistant professor at UCLA who researches content moderation and social media. "The complexity of that medium, the specificities around things like, not only however many frames per second, but then adding in things like making meaning out of what has been recorded, is very difficult," she said.

An escalating labor dispute at the ritzy Terranea Resort is pulling in brides and others | Los Angeles Times

Labor experts say unions have been turning to more extreme tactics in the past few years because traditional forms of protest — picketing and distributing leaflets — no longer get the result unions want. “Unions have generally been looking for alternatives to conventional tactics because conventional tactics haven’t been effective,” said Daniel J.B. Mitchell, professor emeritus at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Echoes of prior bloodshed seen in New Zealand massacre | Washington Post

Experts said that the Internet helps speed up the process of would-be attackers finding inspiration as well as locating like-minded individuals. “The Internet is the game-changer in terrorism,” said Jeffrey Simon, a security consultant and visiting lecturer at UCLA. “It’s the game-changer not only for lone wolf or small-cell terrorists, but for groups too. It becomes sort of a continual revolving door where one perpetrator is going to cite another and give various justifications.”

Southern California Muslims react to New Zealand massacre: ‘It could have been us’ | Los Angeles Times

In his khutbah, or sermon, Abou El Fadl decried the growth of Islamophobia as he clutched a copy of the shooter’s 74-page manifesto. A law professor at UCLA, Abou El Fadl had been invited to speak to Islamic center members during Friday prayers. “Islamophobia has taught everyone that we Muslims do not embrace a religion, but rather, an ideology,” he said with force. “That we love to hate, rather than love to love.”

Trump's trade war cost U.S. economy $7.8 billion in 2018 | Reuters

“After accounting for higher tariff revenue and gains to domestic producers from higher prices, the aggregate welfare loss was $7.8 billion,” or 0.04 percent of GDP, the researchers said. The study was authored by a team of economists at the University of California Berkeley, Columbia University, Yale University and University of California at Los Angeles and published by the National Bureau of Economic research.

To curb traffic, cities explore implementing congestion pricing during peak hours | NBC News

“The basic idea is that you use tolls for the specific purpose of reducing traffic congestion,” Michael Manville, an urban planning professor at UCLA, told NBC News. “The last 5 percent of vehicles on the road account for a disproportionate share of the delay all cars feel,” Manville said. “If you can find a way to deter a small proportion of vehicles, you get a big improvement in speed and big increase in flow.”

Fifty years of the internet | TechCrunch Opinion

(Column written by UCLA’s Leonard Kleinrock) When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet on a warm Los Angeles evening in October, 1969, little did we suspect that we were at the start of a worldwide revolution. After we typed the first two letters from our computer room at UCLA, namely, “Lo” for “Login,” the network crashed.

New Zealand mosque shootings: Some rights leaders say U.S. is exporting extremism | USA Today

That increase began in 2015 with the arrival of a small number of refugees in Europe who were fleeing war in Syria and elsewhere, said Asli Bali, professor of law and faculty director of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at the University of California-Los Angeles. It was further fanned by growing economic anxiety, rising inequality and narratives that tell whites those problems are driven by immigrants and people of color.

Cost of Mars 2020 mission may rise by up to 15%  | Science

The Mars 2020 news comes after the agency’s science chief, Thomas Zurbuchen, announced on March 5 that, due to cost growth, he was cutting — or descoping, in NASA argot — a magnetometer instrument on its next flagship mission, the Europa Clipper, also developed by JPL. The Interior Characterization of Europa using Magnetometry (ICEMAG) instrument had seen its projected budget triple, to $45.6 million, he wrote, and remaining technical risks could have caused its price tag continue to rise. “The level of cost growth on ICEMAG is not acceptable,” Zurbuchen wrote. “As a result, I decided to terminate the ICEMAG investigation.” The instrument will be replaced by a simpler model, with development led by researchers and engineers at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Understanding not memorization is the key to learning math | Australian Broadcasting Corp

“It’s not surprising, but I think ninety-odd percent of people think they’re innumerate. I think that’s the problem, not that they are innumerate, but that they believe they can’t do math for various reasons. Mainly because at some point they were socialized to believe that math is something you either can do or you can’t. So as soon as they met their first challenge in mathematics, that was all the evidence they need to realize ‘Oh, I’m not a math person. I can’t do that.’ So then they began to steer clear of math,” said UCLA’s James Stigler.