UCLA In the News May 19, 2017

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

Do not drain your 401(k), or let a former employer do it | New York Times

Shlomo Benartzi, a behavioral economist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of “Save More Tomorrow,” told me this week that it was much better to focus on the short-term hit: Income taxes and a possible 10 percent penalty on top of that for busting into a 401(k).

The joys and challenges of being a parent with autism | The Atlantic

When Edward Ritvo submitted a paper on the subject to the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders in 1988, he titled it “Eleven possibly autistic parents.” Without that caveat, he says, he is pretty sure it would never have been published. “That paper was rejected eight times by eight of the major psychiatric and medical journals,” says Ritvo, now professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Nobody believed it. They didn’t believe the parents had it, that autistic people could grow up and marry and have children.”

No reported concussion history may be missing the point | Boston Globe

Since 2010, the NFL has adopted substantial changes aimed at curbing head injuries. That means Brady’s career has covered both the more violent time before those rules and the period after, said David Hovda, a professor of neurosurgery and director of the Brain Injury Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Brady spans a period of time where the rules have changed, the equipment has changed, and the science is more advanced,” Hovda said. “Brady most likely was returned to play [during those earlier years] before he should have.”

UCLA to launch Storytelling Institute | Hollywood Reporter

“The storytelling institute aligns with our mission to nurture and develop a new generation of great diverse storytellers, film artists and screenwriters that will make a difference with their works,” said UCLA school of theater, film and television dean Teri Schwartz. “It will build a dynamic pipeline of access and opportunities into which new talent will can flow, be discovered and successfully flourish for the long term.”

Miss USA’s health care belief common among conservatives | Los Angeles Times

“The belief in solidarity, taken for granted in European countries, has never really held sway here,” said Tom Rice, a professor at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health. He and UC San Francisco’s Spetz said the key to universal coverage is making sure everyone participates in the insurance system. In most other developed countries, this is done through payroll taxes, rather than premiums, co-pays and deductibles.

Dramatic recovery from amputation to transplanted hand | ABC’s “Nightline”

“I was looking for someone that was motivated, that was healthy, and had not had his amputations done,” said UCLA’s Dr. Kodi Azari. [Approx. 7:00 mark]

Farmers used enough groundwater in drought to fill lake | Capital Public Radio

“That sort of doubling of the extraction rate was attributable more or less in equal amounts to the fact that the recent drought was warmer and the evaporative amount was higher and the shift to row crops to tree crops,” says Dennis Lettenmaier with UCLA, the study’s lead author.

Expiring teacher contract will be test for new board members | KPCC-FM

John Rogers, an education professor at UCLA, also said it’s too early to tell how the board’s new makeup will affect contract talks. “When we have two new board members come in, it represents the potential for dramatic change,” Rogers said. “Stability has its benefits and the union and other negotiating partners prefer stability.… The lack of predictability, the lack of stability creates context in which all sorts of scenarios including a union strike become possible.”

How past influences present of Islamic faith | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“I think ‘The Islamic Enlightenment,’ as a book, is an important contribution. I found it to be enjoyable reading as a cure for much of the Islamophobia that we encounter today about the nature of the Islamic tradition or its inherent deficiencies or certain inherent problematic nature,” said UCLA’s Khaled Abou El Fadl. [Approx. 8:40 mark]

Why Trump lacks power to mess with national monuments | Huffington Post

Sean Hecht, a co-author of the paper and co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, told HuffPost the Antiquities Act — signed by President Theodore Roosevelt more than a century ago — is “unusual” in that, unlike other statutes of that era, it did not grant presidents the authority to withdraw or revoke protections. The point of the law is to allow for presidents to set aside areas for preservation — not take away protections put in place by their predecessors.

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