UCLA In the News November 28, 2017

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

Professor turns her apartment into an AI experience | Los Angeles Times

Lauren is the creation of artist and UCLA professor Lauren McCarthy, whose weeklong interactive performance was part of the IDFA DocLab, an International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam showcase for new-media projects, and also part of “Vulnerability: The Space Between,” an exhibition at Young Projects Gallery in West Hollywood.

DACA students will become the doctors we need | U.S. News and World Report

(Commentary by UCLA’s Clarence Braddock III and Kelsey Martin) While the impact on the trainees would be harsh, the end of DACA would have broader, more profound implications for our health care system and the education of the next generation of health care leaders. The David Geffen School of Medicine, like the wider University of California system, is committed to the principle of providing a place for students who are the most qualified, meritorious and committed. The DACA students currently at the David Geffen School of Medicine, like those in other medical schools around the country, exemplify these qualities. 

Therapy for sexual misconduct is mostly unproven | New York Times

“You’re really looking at two categories of people,” said Rory Reid, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has a clinical practice focusing on sexual problems. “One is what I call sexually compulsive behavior. The other is reserved for people committing non-consensual acts — sex offenders.”

How will the GOP tax plan affect graduate students? | KPCC-FM’s “Air Talk”

“It would be quite adverse for most of our grad students because most of them are barely making it. They are at or just above the poverty line. While a tax like this might seem small, its impact on grad students would be I think pretty excessive,” said UCLA’s Pedro Noguera. (Approx. 4:45 mark)

This tax loophole led to massive CEO pay packages | Washington Post

“It was, frankly, populist window dressing,” said Jim Barrall, senior fellow in residence at the UCLA School of Law and former chair of the executive compensation practice at Latham and Watkins. “What developed in the wake of [the change] is lawyers and companies crafted plans that fit within those limitations.”

How two-day shipping is hurting the environment | KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

“As we’ve gone to wanting more things instantaneously, we’ve lost some of the advantages of consolidation and planning,” says Jon Christensen, professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. 

Teenagers are growing more anxious and depressed | The Economist

A number of things are pretty unique to young people today. They were born around when the Columbine shooting happened, they were kids for 9/11, they were kids during one of the worst recessions in modern history,” says Nicole Green, the executive director of Counselling and Psychological Services at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has seen demand for her office’s services from college undergraduates surge.

California faces hepatitis A outbreak | Voice of America

Unsanitary conditions can become a breeding ground for the hepatitis A virus, said Jeff Klausner, professor of medicine and public health at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Right now the outbreaks in San Diego and Los Angeles of hepatitis A is being spread by poor sanitation, person-to-person spread, and contaminated, unclean feces or inability for people to wash their hands.”

Even after mass shootings, gun sales are down | KPCC-FM

“Gun sales have started to decline since the election of Donald Trump,” said UCLA’s Adam Winkler.

Mobile stroke units designed to quickly reach, treat patients | Medical Xpress

The University of California, Los Angeles launched a mobile unit in September after working closely with local government officials to address regulatory issues, said May Nour, M.D., Ph.D., an interventional neurologist and medical director of the UCLA Arline and Henry Gluck Stroke Rescue Program. 

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