UCLA In the News November 15, 2018

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

UCLA researcher leads study on how doctors and nurses cope with the human toll of gun violence | NPR

Some researchers are trying to understand how exposure to trauma cases affects those clinicians and how they can get the mental health care they may need. “In medical school and nursing school, we’re not taught well at all how to deal with the difficult and sad things that we see,” says Kristen Choi, a nurse and trauma researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles. “We’re really socialized to just shove it down, to not talk about it and to not be vulnerable.” Choi is leading a study about the mental health of clinicians involved in the care of victims of 12 different episodes of mass violence. The study includes interviews with doctors and nurses about how they cope with memories of those experiences.

The media barely covered one of the worst storms to hit U.S. soil | The Atlantic

Keith Camacho, an associate professor of Asian American studies at UCLA, sees parallels between the [Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands] and other impoverished groups across the U.S. “The way the United States treats the territories in the Caribbean and in the Pacific Islands is very much akin to how the U.S. government treats poor and working communities in Detroit, in the heartland, in the rank and file of white workers in the South, in poor communities in Los Angeles, in disenfranchised communities in Philadelphia,” he said.

Where are black men in the fight for black women? | Washington Post Perspective

What about the black man speaking up? Nobody even asked. “If Trump had treated three or four African American male reporters the way he did the women, would they denounce him then?” Kimberlé Crenshaw, a professor at the UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School, asked during an interview.

CNN’s Acosta privilege | Wall Street Journal

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh said the White House doesn’t necessarily need to have a powerful reason to keep Mr. Acosta out. More recent First Amendment case law suggests that the president could win by convincing a judge that the decision was merely reasonable, according to Mr. Volokh. (Also: Politico)

Why we can’t agree on gun control | Washington Post Perspective

(Commentary by UCLA’s Jen Zamzow) Understanding what motivates people can help us come up with better solutions that are more likely to stick. Instead of focusing on what motivates us, we need to ask what motivates them. We don’t all need to take the same path to get to the same destination. We can get more people to the destination if we can find a path they’re willing to take.

Viola Davis on ‘Widows,’ MeToo and expressing her femininity | Associated Press

That upbringing has informed how Davis has responded to the #MeToo movement: applauding it, encouraging it, but also fearing that its focus on Hollywood actresses and executives is limited. She cites her long-running involvement with Gail Abarbanel’s Rape Treatment Center at the Stuart House at UCLA as the kind of place that needs support.

30 absolute best foods for your immune system | MSN

Chicken noodle soup is a staple for surviving cold and flu season, and not just because the warm comfort food is a nostalgic throwback to mom taking care of you. According to the University of California Los Angeles, this soup has an anti-inflammatory effect and calms down inflammation in the upper respiratory tract that takes place when you develop a cold. The university also noted that the soup helps relieve nasal congestion.

Why colleges should require faculty diversity statements | Inside Higher Ed Opinion

Last spring, the University of California, Los Angeles, announced that it would require applicants for regular rank faculty positions to submit an equity, diversity and inclusion, or EDI, statement along with their applications beginning this academic year. By the 2019-20 year, the statements will have to be included with faculty promotions. According to UCLA, an EDI statement “describes a candidate or faculty member’s past, present and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion.” … Diversity, inclusion and equity in higher education concern much more than the demographics of faculty members and students. All constituencies — faculty members, administrators and students -- must also be made to feel welcome and supported when they arrive…. UCLA has taken a bold step forward, and other institutions should take notice.

UCLA graduates 90 percent of its athletes; USC, 86 percent | City News Service

There were six UCLA teams with 100 percent Graduation Success Rates — women’s basketball, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis and men’s tennis…. “At UCLA, on a campus with no shortage of achievements, this one stands out for a number of reasons,” UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said. “Reaching such a high Graduation Success Rate is a testament to a long-term vision, a lot of hard work, and constant collaboration between our academic and student services staff, our coaching staffs, and of course, our student-athletes. I’m incredibly proud of this accomplishment, and know we will continue to strive for excellence, both athletically and academically.”

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