UCLA In the News November 29, 2017

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

UCLA opens veterans support centers at West L.A. VA campus | KABC-TV

[Today was] the opening ceremony for a wellness center and legal clinic for veterans and their families. Located at the VA in West Los Angeles and it’s a partnership between the Veterans Administration and UCLA. Veterans can receive help with psychological issues as well as legal assistance from UCLA Law students in training. There’s also a major focus on helping homeless vets. (Also: KPCC-FM)

Retail jobs don’t need to be bad | New York Times

This is the proposition of “Where Bad Jobs Are Better,” a study published last month by the Russell Sage Foundation. The authors — the labor experts Françoise Carré of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Chris Tilly of the University of California, Los Angeles — explored the wages and working conditions of retail workers in Germany, Britain and other industrialized nations.

Bankruptcy filing shielded coal company from climate-change lawsuits | Los Angeles Times

“It’s basically true that the bankruptcy court has very wide latitude” in absolving debtors of the consequences of prior acts to get them out of bankruptcy, acknowledges Sean Hecht, an environmental law expert at UCLA.… “In a way, it’s fortunate for Peabody that the lawsuit was filed after its bankruptcy.” (UCLA’s Lynn LoPucki is also quoted)

1 in 3 adults with hearing problems don’t seek help | Reuters

Sometimes patients don’t want to seek help because they don’t think hearing aids will work even if they can manage to pay for them, said Dr. Jennifer Derebery of the House Ear Clinic and Institute and the University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. “Patients associate hearing aids with dads or granddads, or say that they know a neighbor or relative who said hearing aids didn’t help, so they refuse to get them.”

“Get Out” wins big at Gotham Awards | ABC News

Also giving the film gravitas is a new UCLA film course, taught by acclaimed novelist Tananarive Due, that was created around the film and the issues it raises.

What is net neutrality? | KNBC-TV

“The internet was working fine prior to 2015, and so there hasn’t been a lot of evidence suggesting that these rules have actually solved a problem,” said UCLA’s John Villasenor.

California outspends U.S. to market Obamacare | Kaiser Health News

The huge discrepancy reflects conflicting attitudes toward the ACA, commonly known as Obamacare, said Gerald Kominski, director at the University of California-Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research. “A $10 million advertising budget for healthcare.gov, which supports exchanges in 30-something states, is … in keeping with the goal of this administration to destroy the ACA,” he said. 

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