UCLA In the News May 22, 2017

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

A defense of ‘transracial’ identity roils philosophy world | New York Times

Other scholars who have weighed in have questioned whether the idea that only people with a certain identity have authority to speak about it amounts to a kind of “epistemological insiderism,” as Rogers Brubaker, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of the recent book “Trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities,” put it in an Op-Ed article about the controversy in The New York Times.

To improve your diet, know these four food myths | Consumer Reports

“We used to think you had to combine certain incomplete proteins — like the ones in rice and beans — in the same meal to get all the essential amino acids,” says Dana Hunnes, an adjunct assistant professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. “Now we know that you can meet your needs by eating a variety of plants throughout the day.”

Where do art and the humanities belong? | Los Angeles Times

(Commentary written by UCLA’s David Kipen) If the American Writers Museum can find a way to tell complicated, timeless, local and national literary stories like that — while also inspiring a new generation of American scribblers — then good luck to it and godspeed.

Are transgender transitions occurring too young? | KNBC-TV

“I think it’s putting a lot on the shoulders of these children.… Children say a lot of things, it’s society that says if I behave like a girl therefore I am a girl. Well, that’s not necessarily true,” said UCLA’s Dr. Eric Vilain. (Approx. 02:55 mark)

Dear LAPD: You are not exempt from records act | Los Angeles Times

One of the plaintiffs in the ACLU case is Kelly Hernandez, an associate professor in UCLA’s history department. She heads a research project, Million Dollar Hoods, which identifies neighborhoods where the LAPD spends the most on jailing local residents.

Single-payer health care for California takes the next step | KPCC-FM

“It’s essential. If it doesn’t go through appropriations, it dies,” said Shana Alex Charles, faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton.

UCLA launches storytelling institute | Variety

In a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic link-up, Vivendi-Canal Plus and the Cannes Festival and Town Hall are linking with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in the U.S. and France’s Cote d’Azur University to launch a groundbreaking motion picture Storytelling Institute in Cannes…. [UCLA’s] Teri Schwartz went on to say that the Institute would create “meaningful and lasting partnerships between higher education and the global entertainment industry that will build a dynamic pipeline of access and opportunities into which new talent will flow, be discovered, and successfully forged for the long term.”

Is there a way to move badly parked cars to free up spaces? | Popular Science

“We all want to park on the street. It’s so cheap,” says Michael Manville, an urban planner at the University of California at Los Angeles. His solution? Surge pricing. Charge more at busy times, and those spaces will open.

Proposed bill for traffic fines to be based around income | KCAL-TV

“And that’s because not only did the percentage of payments go up but actually the dollars collected went up,” said UCLA’s Beth Colgan. (Approx. 01:45 mark)

Workplace injuries higher when firms face pressures | Harvard Business Review

(Article co-written by UCLA’s Judson Caskey) We found that pressure to meet earnings forecasts can relate to workplace safety in at least two ways: high workload and cuts to safety-related expenditures. When managers believe their company may be close to missing earnings benchmarks, they may increase employees’ workloads by pressuring them to work faster or for longer hours. In addition, employees may compromise their own safety by overexerting themselves or ignoring safety protocols that slow workflows. All of these behaviors can undermine worker safety.

When a theory goes viral | The Chronicle of Higher Education

While the theory [Kimberlé Crenshaw] set in motion has been chewed over in academic circles for decades, she is taken aback by the sudden spike in popular attention — she calls it “stunning” — and also by the way the word has become, at least in some circles, a target of derision. “It gets attached to anything and everything that critics don’t like,” says Crenshaw, who is a professor of law at Columbia Law School and the University of California at Los Angeles.

U.S. transgender surgeries up 20 percent in 2 years | Health

About 1.4 million adults in the United States, or about 0.6 percent of the adult population, identify as transgender, according to a 2016 analysis by the Williams Institute at University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

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