UCLA In the News October 1, 2018

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

Supreme Court Justice Kagan explains to UCLA students how a split court can function | Washington Post

Kagan declined to comment on the nomination, but she spoke at length Thursday to law students at the University of California, Los Angeles, about the challenges the court faced the last time it had only eight members and lessons learned from that experience. Kagan said the justices worked to find consensus after the death of Antonin Scalia in 2016 temporarily left the panel with only eight judges — and the prospect of being deadlocked on divisive issues.

As more patients zoom in on e-scooters, hospitals begin tracking injuries | ABC News

In Los Angeles’s beach enclave of Santa Monica, ER visits by scooter riders have increased along with the number of scooters in the area, said Dr. Wally Ghurabi, the medical director of the emergency room at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He estimates there were 60 scooter-related injuries in the ER in July, and “two or three a day since then,” some with serious brain bleeding.

The effect of intersectionality in the workplace | New York Times

The term “intersectionality” was coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, a professor of law at Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles, almost 30 years ago, although it never had the prominence — at least in some circles — it has now.

Apple dreams of taking on Netflix. So why can’t it make good TV? | Wired

It all sounds great, except that Apple, being a content conservative, risks ending up producing content that is ... well, a bit bland. “I think it will surprise consumers that Apple isn’t on the leading edge of something and is instead playing it safe,” says Tom Nunan, a lecturer at UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. “It’s a worrying strategy.” And despite the huge sums of money involved, Apple’s much-hyped strides into the film and TV industry remain tentative.

Meet the very wealthy, very private couple behind Washington’s most original museum | Washington Post

[Emily] was clearly a very serious person. “I’m sure she was worried people wouldn’t think she was,” says Ann Philbin, the director of the Hammer Museum at UCLA. “But she knows her stuff. It’s also clear that she’s the one that’s comfortable front and center in the public eye and speaking about it. She’s so lovely and smart. She has helped him very much come out and articulate what he’s up to. They are a great combination.”

That electric scooter might be fun. It also might be deadly | CNN

Beyond helmets, a patchwork of laws across municipalities can make it difficult for riders to safely navigate new cities. “There is no uniform set of rules right now that govern the use of scooters [across] local jurisdictions,” said Scott Cummings, a professor at UCLA School of Law. “The business model of the companies is to roll out the scooters and then respond to the regulatory backlash,” he said. While that business model has proved successful, it can also sow confusion among new riders.

Can Beto O’Rourke awaken Texas’ Latino vote? | Los Angeles Times

“We don’t know whether or not these big rallies will result in a swell in turnout,” said [UCLA’s] Matt Barreto, co-founder of Latino Decisions, a polling and research firm that works for several liberal groups and which has been steadily surveying Latinos in Texas for years. A big concern is that the most recent data show Latinos reporting the same level of campaign outreach — someone actually knocking on the door and talking about the race — as was reported at this time in 2014. Those contacts, Barreto said, are the single most important thing a campaign can do to drive up turnout.

Summit pushes L.A. as bioscience leader | Los Angeles Business Journal

An incubator at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA was rebranded as the Magnify lab earlier this year with a goal of accelerating bioscience and other high-tech startups, including some from beyond the campus…. “We’re doing well,” Brian Benson, its director of entrepreneurship and commercialization, said. “The life science ecosystem is growing: we’re seeing more and more companies staying in Los Angeles — and at Magnify — and it’s promising.”

Two women have sat in front of Senate panels accusing Supreme Court nominees of sexual harassment | NPR

“That was 27 years ago. The conversation about gender and harassment and abuse has advanced since then. The very fact that the Republicans brought in another woman to interrogate Dr. Ford — those are all indicators that there is an understanding about how things have to at least look. I do think that race does play a role. African-American women have routinely been challenged in their efforts to tell a story about sexual abuse,” said UCLA’s Kimberlé Crenshaw. (Approx. 0:45 mark – audio download)

California doctors are changing the way they care for student athletes | KPCC-FM

[The guidelines were written] “so that clinical care providers who are actually taking care of these patients can do something. Not just sort of white-coat research in the ivory tower, but really what does this mean when you’re sitting in clinic and you’ve got a young student or a student athlete in front of you who’s trying to get better from an injury,” said UCLA’s Chris Giza. (Approx. 0:15 mark – audio download)

Kavanaugh clerk hire casts light on link to judge forced to quit in #MeToo era | Guardian (U.K.)

Last week, Laura Gomez, a UCLA law professor and former clerk, wrote in the Los Angeles Times that she doubted Kavanaugh’s truthfulness regarding sexual assault allegations by Christine Blasey Ford precisely because she believed he had not been forthcoming about his knowledge of Kozinski’s harassment. Gomez met Kozinski in 1992 while she was clerking for a judge on the same appeals court as Kozinski, who she said had a “creepiness factor.” It was one year after Kavanaugh’s clerkship ended.

Admitting those who don’t look like you | Inside Higher Ed

Scholars elsewhere have identified systemic issues related to race and college admissions. Earlier this year, researchers Ozan Jaquette, an assistant professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Karina Salazar, a doctoral candidate at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona, shared findings about college recruitment visits to high schools. Colleges visit high schools in areas where family income is high, they found. The high schools visited likely enroll students that are whiter than the general population.

Veggie Grill’s T.K. Pillan learned to harness the power of plants | Los Angeles Times

Pillan worked for the company for four years, including a transfer to Los Angeles for a stint helping set up a computer system for an aerospace company. Still, it wasn’t satisfying; Pillan attended the UCLA Anderson School of Business, starting in 1994. There he met mentors including James Collins, former chairman of Sizzler International Inc. and chief executive at Collins Foods International Inc. “They had a great entrepreneurial program, a lot of successful business people, like Jim Collins, who had started their own companies. It gave me the inspiration. They were people who decided they were gonna focus on something specific and put the pieces together and made it happen.”

There won’t be a Nobel prize in literature this year – but readers have plenty to celebrate | Los Angeles Times

(Column by UCLA’s David Kipen) All this leaves us book folk with a huge spiritual void to fill next month. What are all the pseuds — perpetually on the lookout for the next new writer of the moment — to do? Make up our own damn minds, that’s what. By the end of this essay I plan to stick my neck out and, at least half-seriously, award my own prize to one living author. What have the Swedes got that we haven’t got? Aside from a 9-million-kronor kitty every year?

How to avoid a marketing metrics train wreck | Forbes

“The answer depends on the scope of the marketing function,” says Dominique Hanssens, distinguished research professor of marketing with the UCLA Anderson School of Management. “Ideally, the entire revenue generation funnel is marketing’s responsibility.… In practice, and depending on organizational structure, parts of this value chain may be assigned to other functions, with marketing playing a more limited role.”

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