UCLA In the News March 8, 2018

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

California gains 35,500 jobs, unemployment falls to 4.4% | Los Angeles Times

According to a UCLA Anderson quarterly forecast, also released Wednesday and completed before the EDD’s revision, statewide job gains are likely to accelerate slightly this year, in part because of the $1.5-trillion federal tax cut package that took effect in January. Total jobs should increase 1.9% in 2018, faster than the 1.8% increase the report projected in 2017. The forecast predicts job growth will slow to 1.7% in 2019 and 0.8% in 2020. A slowdown is to be expected as a natural byproduct of an economy at or near full employment, many economists say. (Also: San Gabriel Valley Tribune and KNBC-TV)

Look to sports, not video games, to boost driving skills | CBS News

A recent study by the University of California at Los Angeles found that many teens fared better behind the wheel than older motorists, even when navigating some of the state’s worst roads…. “If you want your teen to be a better driver, advise him or her to get involved in sports,” said Nancy Wayne, UCLA vice chancellor for research and a physiologist, who co-authored the study with instructor Gregory Miller of the Westwood Driving School. “If your teen claims that video gaming is going to help them be a better driver, don’t believe it.” (Also: HealthDay News)

‘Sanctuary’ laws targeted by feds could be vulnerable | Los Angeles Times

UCLA law professor Hiroshi Motomura said the Trump administration was “attacking California laws that do nothing more than require immigration enforcement to respect the U.S. Constitution.”

Combination treatment improves prostate cancer survival rate | Medical Xpress

“The type of aggressive form of prostate cancer that we focused on has sometimes been regarded as so high risk that some patients even forgo local treatments, like surgery or radiation, because they are worried that the cancer has already spread and is incurable,” said [Amar] Kishan, who is an assistant professor of radiation oncology and member of the Institute of Urologic Oncology at UCLA. “Our findings, in fact, show just the opposite — in this study, the patients with the best outcomes were those who received an aggressive therapy that included so-called ‘extremely dose-escalated radiotherapy’ along with hormonal therapy.” (Also: UPI)

Carpool sticker applications soar | East Bay Times

The carpool lane perk prompted the purchase of more than 24,000 plug-in electric cars and hybrids in the state’s four major urban areas from 2010 to 2013, according to a recent UCLA study. That’s about 40 percent of all such vehicles in California.

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