UCLA In the News November 6, 2017

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

As renters struggle to pay bills, landlords cash in | Los Angeles Times

“I’m in the camp that says we need dramatic intervention to protect low- and moderate-income people so they can maintain a space in our city,” said Scott Cummings, a UCLA law professor. Cummings said he favors repeal of a state law known as Costa-Hawkins, which restricts local power to regulate rent increases in certain cases and on certain buildings, such as single-family homes.

Remembering lost communities buried under center field | NPR’s “Code Switch”

“The broadcast of these images [of the removal of the Palo Verde residents] on national television, live images on national television, left a very bitter legacy of racial tension between L.A.’s Mexican-American community and the Los Angeles Dodgers,” said Eric Avila, a historian at UCLA. “This is the legacy of conflict upon which Dodger Stadium was built.”

Immigration enforcement at hospitals | Christian Science Monitor

But there are still ambiguities when it comes to immigration enforcement, says Altaf Saadi, a fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It’s important for hospitals to be proactive in implementing [sanctuary] policies to protect their patients,” she adds. “If you’re waiting until a situation happens, it’s too late at that point.”

Museum pays tribute to a working-class lesbian bar | Los Angeles Times

[“Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell” is organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum in collaboration with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center] And so Aguilar got to work shooting portraits of the anonymous women (and one man) who regularly came through the doors of the Plush Pony, which shut down roughly a decade ago. Those images are now on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College. They are part of the artist’s first comprehensive museum retrospective, “Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell,” which continues into next year as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA series of exhibitions.

Embattled North Carolina seeks to outrun a law’s bitter legacy | New York Times

But for many of the state’s transgender residents, estimated at nearly 45,000 by a research institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, H.B.2’s repercussions do not play out on television screens.

Six myths about choosing a college major | New York Times

Of students who said they felt committed to their major when they arrived on campus, 20 percent had selected a new major by the end of their first year, according to a national survey by the University of California, Los Angeles.

Why hasn’t state cracked down on anti-vaccination doctors? | Los Angeles Times

“There’s some really unscrupulous doctors,” said Dr. James Cherry, a UCLA research professor and primary editor of the “Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.”

The tough enemy for California’s top Latino candidates | Sacramento Bee

“Latinos becoming the first is significant. It carries a message,” said Matt A. Barreto, professor of Chicano Studies and Political Science at UCLA. “It sends a message of inclusion and respect.”

Smartphone addiction is killing us | New York Post

“Inadequate sleep can have negative effects on health,” according to Dr. Yolanda Reid Chassiakos, a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “Studies have shown that 50 percent of teens consider themselves addicted to their smartphones,” she adds.

Fitness trackers may not be accurate | KNBC-TV

“The human body is meant to move, burn calories, stay flexible. They’re truly valuable. I wear mine every day. It’s good feedback as to the amount of exercise one does,” said UCLA’s Dr. Daniel Vigil. [Approx. 00:19 mark]

Dia De Los Muertos celebrations around the world | Newsweek

Charlene Villaseñor Black, a University of California—Los Angeles professor of Ibero-American art and Chicana/Chicano studies, told the Los Angeles Times she believed “the melding together of Halloween and Day of the Dead is becoming more apparent.”

World is a family tree in ‘It’s All Relative’ | NPR’s “Weekend Edition”

“And there’s a study by some UCLA professors on the reaction on these ‘alt-right’ websites. And some of them are denying it. They say, no, this is a multicultural conspiracy by the genetics companies,” said A.J. Jacobs.

Journey from Molly to medicine | Scientific American

“The work of Michael Mithoefer has been very impressive,” says Charles Grob, a psychiatry and behavioral studies professor at University of California Los Angeles, referring to the PTSD therapist who directed MAPS’ first phase II trials in 2004. “He’s demonstrated fairly impressive efficacy and reduction of PTSD symptoms, and even amelioration of the disturbance.”

Here’s why middle class can’t get ahead in retirement | Fox Business Network

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles conducted brain scans and found that we have trouble imagining our lives in the years ahead. In other words, you’re likely to treat your future self like a stranger.

Creating bad managers by calling them good managers | Quartz

[Commentary written by UCLA’s Samuel Colbert] It’s time we face the fact that bad managerial behavior is the norm and not the exception. I’m not talking about what bad people do — you know, managers with mean-streaks, who lack empathy and are only out for themselves. I’m talking about bad behavior emanating from well-intentioned people, managers who genuinely like doing others good turns. I’m talking about the bad behavior that companies too often call “good management.”

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