UCLA In the News November 2, 2017

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

AMC, CBS, CW have a ‘black problem’ in writers rooms, study finds | Variety

Color of Change commissioned Darnell Hunt, Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at UCLA to produce this report, which also includes a foreward from Mara Brock Akil, who, along with her husband Salim Akil, runs the CW’s upcoming new superhero drama “Black Lightning.” (Also: Ebony, KCRW-FM, W Magazine)

How well are we protected from workplace discrimination? | PBS NewsHour

Yet new research from the UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center finds that despite some advances — such as equal pay laws or equal opportunity for disabled individuals — widespread discrimination continues to grip the workplace.

Trans people and suicidal ideation | The Advocate

Twenty-two percent of transgender adults in California have ever attempted suicide, compare with 4 percent of cisgender (nontrans) adult Californians, according to the policy brief from the Williams Institute, a think tank at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The report, released today, uses data from the 2015-2016 California Health Interview Survey. (Also: California Healthline)

Money: lifeblood of American democracy | BBC World Service’s The Compass

“In those days there was no transparency in campaign contributions. In fact, there was probably no transparency on bribes. It was a very corrupt system. There were a number of prominent Californians who developed this reform movement. The torch was taken by Hiram Johnson, who was to become the governor of California,” said UCLA’s Zev Yaroslavsky. (Approx. 12:20 mark)

What colleges want in an applicant | New York Times

The University of California at Los Angeles received more than 100,000 applications for about 6,000 spots this fall.

More than 200 hummingbirds visit a UCLA researcher every day | Slate

Around the University of California–Los Angeles campus, assistant researcher Melanie Barboni is known as a hummingbird whisperer. On her first day on the job, she put up a hummingbird feeder outside her office window and is now visited daily by 200 birds. According to Barboni, the tiny, colorful creatures will let her hold them and see their nests.

Health care leaders discuss industry solutions | U.S. News & World Report

“Health care is not affordable for us at the rate it’s going now,” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System. “We need to use research and innovation [to figure out] how to reduce the cost of care while improving quality,” she said, adding that health care systems cannot simply rely on the federal government.

Legalizing magic mushrooms could save state’s taxpayers millions | L.A. Weekly

UCLA psychiatrist Charles Grob, the first academic to receive federal approval to conduct research on psilocybin as a possible treatment of anxiety in adults with cancer, said previously that we could be playing with fire here. “It can become dangerous very quickly,” he said.

Overlooked treasure — the first evidence of exoplanets | Phys.org

It started with Ben Zuckerman, professor emeritus of astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was preparing a talk about the compositions of planets and smaller rocky bodies outside our solar system for a July 2014 symposium at the invitation of Jay Farihi, whom he had helped supervise when Farihi was a graduate student at UCLA.

Parents can help kids enjoy Halloween candy in moderation | News-Medical

“Halloween is a great opportunity to teach kids about balance when it comes to nutrition,” says Dana Hunnes, a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

How to teach your kids to listen to their all-important gut | HuffPost

“A big part of our emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut,” says Emeran Mayer, professor of physiology, psychiatry and biobehavioural sciences at UCLA in a Scientific American article.

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