UCLA In the News March 28, 2018

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

Soon you may have to pay to sit in traffic | Futurism

“It is almost universally acknowledged among transportation planners that congestion pricing is the best way, and perhaps the only way, to significantly reduce urban traffic congestion,” wrote a team of urban planners from UCLA in a 2016 issue of Access Magazine. “Politically, however, congestion pricing has always been a tough sell. Most drivers don’t want to pay for roads that are currently free, and most elected officials — aware that drivers are voters — don’t support congestion pricing.”

Writers concerned about impact of #MeToo on creativity | Fox News

Eugene Volokh, a UCLA law professor and noted First Amendment scholar who consulted on the case, explained to Fox News that Chin’s constitutional argument wouldn’t apply to every business. He said it would apply “for what people have labeled communicative workplaces, like universities, newspapers, television writers’ rooms and the like, where the purpose of the workplace is to produce speech, and the process of producing the speech will involve conversations that people might find offensive.”

Chance of repealing Second Amendment low | CNN

Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor and Second Amendment expert who supports gun control, was tweeting Tuesday about Stevens’ piece, and said, “there’s not a snowflake’s chance in hell we are going to repeal the Second Amendment any time soon.” (Also: Vox, Business Insider)

Teens are ‘juuling’ at school; here’s what that means | Time

It’s not clear exactly how e-cigarettes affect health because there’s little long-term data on the topic, says Dr. Michael Ong, an associate professor of general internal medicine and health services at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles. “We just don’t have a lot of information as to what the harms potentially are going to be,” he says. “There likely would be health risks associated with it, though they’re not going to be the same as a traditional cigarette.”

Big oil company agreed that humans cause climate change | Vox

Ann Carlson, an environmental law professor at the University of California Los Angeles, said that similar lawsuits faltered a decade ago because the evidence linking heat waves and flooding back to burning fossil fuels wasn’t as robust as it is today. “This attribution science is much stronger,” she said.

Would limiting cigarettes’ nicotine level lower addiction rates? | Self

Lowering the nicotine level in cigarettes will make cigarettes less rewarding, William J. McCarthy, Ph.D., adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, tells SELF. That means you’d need more cigarettes to get the same level of effects, but it could also make it easier to finally quit smoking. “The harder it is to get the reward, the easier it is for them to give it up,” McCarthy says.

Program helps former HIV-positive inmates maintain health | Medical Xpress

“Incarceration is more prevalent among people at high risk for substance abuse, mental illness and infectious diseases such as HIV, and adversely affects employment, housing, and access to care for ex-offenders,” said Dr. William Cunningham, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the study’s principal investigator. “Upon their release, many fail to link to care soon enough or long enough to keep the virus under control.”

7 ways MBA programs work to make investment pay off | U.S. News and World Report

At the University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management, a new leadership development program has participants methodically work on four skills per quarter such as collaboration and managing conflict. These capabilities will pay off even if graduates aren’t immediately in a top management role, says Gary Fraser, assistant dean of student affairs for the full-time MBA program; students also need to learn how to influence people when they don’t have direct authority over them.

Some foreign-born doctors still can’t practice medicine in U.S. | NPR’s “The World”

The programs in California and Minnesota are trying to help foreign-born doctors navigate that system. In the last decade, the University of California Los Angeles’ International Medical Graduate (IMG) Program has helped match 117 foreign-trained doctors into family medicine residency programs. Patrick Dowling, who co-founded the UCLA program in 2007, said that about five million Californians lack English proficiency and 15 million Hispanics live in the state. The demand for more Spanish-speaking doctors has long been pressing. 

UCLA receives $20 million for health sciences learning center | KABC-TV

UCLA has received a $20 million donation to kickstart a new learning center.… The expansion will take place at Rosenfeld Hall – named after the couple who made the generous donation –and once it is complete, the new facility will be part of a state-of-the-art training center for medical students.

UCLA Community Schools profiled | “Inside California Schools” (PBS)

“Historically, schools like mine have been places where teachers have gone to hide. We’re no longer going to be that place,” said Orlando Jones, principal of Horace Mann Middle School (Horace Mann UCLA Community School). (Approx 1:00 mark)

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