UCLA In the News May 1, 2018

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

California’s next megaflood would be worse than 8 Hurricane Katrinas | Salon

The study’s lead author, Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a lifelong Californian, says the best way to understand what we’re doing to California’s weather is to think of earthquakes. “A major earthquake on the Hayward Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area or on the San Andreas Fault east of Los Angeles is an inevitability in the long run, and either event would likely be devastating,” Swain says. “Yet the big difference with the risk of a major flood event is that human activities are greatly increasing the likelihood of the physical event itself through the emission of greenhouse gases.”

UC stands out when it comes to serving poor students | The Atlantic

Similarly, last year, The New York Times reported that the UCs were among the top colleges in propelling students to higher income brackets. According to data released by the Equal Opportunity Project, UCLA enrolled the most low- and middle-income students among elite colleges.

Californians, like polar bears, have something to fear as Arctic ice melts | Los Angeles Times Opinion

Californians are familiar with two types of fire: the Santa Ana-driven conflagrations that occur in the fall, before the rain comes, and earlier fires driven by extreme summer heat. As the climate continues to heat up, according to UCLA climate scientist Alex Hall, the summer fires will play a larger role in the overall fire risk in Southern California.

UCLA ROTC members helped pull driver out of crushed car | KTLA-TV

A few members of ROTC at UCLA happened to be passing by the incident and they helped pull the driver out of the Honda that was crushed by the truck, officials said. “I truly believe they saved his life.... To them, we say thank you very much,” CHP Sgt. Jose Ahumada told KTLA.

Migrant caravan reaches U.S. border | Public Radio International’s “The World”

“Very similar to what Professor Mans was discussing, my family also had to flee a civil war in El Salvador. My family, in fact, lived next door to a house that was taken over by the military that was being funded by the U.S. at the time. And there were bombings and attacks right next door to our home and my family had to flee. That’s really the first time that people started to leave en masse,” said UCLA’s Leisy Abrego. (Approx. 07:55 mark)

5 things you may not know about Cinco de Mayo | KNBC-TV

But many would be surprised to learn that Cinco de Mayo is a bigger deal in the U.S. than in Mexico. In fact, it isn’t a Mexican holiday at all. It’s an American holiday, created by Latinos in California during the Civil War, according to UCLA professor David Hayes-Bautista.

SITI and Hamilton set sail for Woolf’s ‘Lighthouse’ | Los Angeles Times

At the center of this immersive performance installation, an interdisciplinary offering presented by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, is Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse.” Theatergoers, divided into small groups (attendance is limited to 90 people overall) are guided to different parts of Royce Hall, where Woolf’s 1927 novel, one of the glories of literary modernism, is summoned in a theatrical séance.

Toll roads to have new requirements | KPCC-FM

“The idea is the price will get extremely high when the demand is extremely high,” said UCLA’s Juan Matute. [Audio download] (Approx. 00:30 mark)

What scientists think a science transparency rule should include | The Verge

“We cannot share medical records and medical information with just about anybody who comes along,” says Beate Ritz, an environmental epidemiologist at the University of California Los Angeles. “We have to vet these people.”

Stove causing carbon monoxide poisoning | KNBC-TV

“You need to depend on and trust your public safety people, your fire people and your gas company people,” said Dr. Mark Morroco, a professor of emergency medicine at UCLA. “They know their business.”

Organ donors can ‘re-gift’ kidneys | KCBS-TV

“50 to 60 percent of people on dialysis die after five years on dialysis,” said UCLA’s Jeffrey Veale.

Software performs as well as doctors in assessing breast cancer risk | IEEE Spectrum

“Like CAD, automated density measurement has the potential to improve reproducibility and workflow efficiency,” [UCLA’s Joann] Elmore and Wruble write. “However, we are in an era of ‘choosing wisely’ and seeking value in health care. Therefore, we must be cautious before implementing and paying for medical technology.”

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