UCLA In the News October 13, 2017

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

Peele surprises UCLA class inspired by “Get Out” | Entertainment Weekly

The last thing a group of UCLA students wanted on Thursday was for Jordan Peele to get out. The comedian-turned-filmmaker stopped by the school’s campus to make a surprise appearance in “Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic,” a class inspired by his smash hit film “Get Out.” “Today we snuck @JordanPeele into a back row while I was screening a scene from “Get Out” in my #blackhorror class,” tweeted author and professor Tananarive Due. “Then he raised his hand.” (Also: Headline News, Fader and AV Club)

Bad traffic in L.A.’s toll lanes? Here’s who to blame | Los Angeles Times

“It’s a threat to the validity of the whole program,” said Martin Wachs, a distinguished professor emeritus of urban planning at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. “You can’t charge people to use a system that you’re not willing to enforce.”

Reflecting on two brain surgeries and a loss of language | Los Angeles Times

Moyamoya is defined by what Dr. Anthony Wang, a neurosurgeon and faculty member at the UCLA School of Medicine, describes as its foggy, “puff-of-smoke”-like appearance in the brain on angiograms. The result of malformed blood vessels deep within the brain, the syndrome arrives mysteriously. “It just happens, and it happens gradually,” Wang said. Often, patients learn they have the condition after they suffer a stroke or a brain hemorrhage.

U.S. quits UNESCO; Israel follows suit | Los Angeles Times

“This is, in a sense, the end point of a road that we’ve been on for some time, that is an uneasy relationship with UNESCO and especially an uneasy relationship around how it connects to the Israel-Palestine conflict,” said Kal Raustiala, a law professor and director of the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA.

Why Trump health care reform won’t work | KCAL-TV

“You cannot get cheap insurance policies that provide great coverage. It’s impossible,” said UCLA’s Nadereh Pourat. (Approx. 0:57 mark) (Also: KCBS)

Weinstein and seeming intractability of ‘open secret’ | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“I think it’s a really interesting situation because it does seem like a coverup. But the one serious problem we need to look at is this use of settlements. That is actually how we deal with sexual harassment an awful lot. Someone complains of sexual harassment and they’re often offered a financial settlement. And part of that settlement is often a confidentiality agreement or some kind of nondisclosure so these women who were harassed are not able to warn other women and as in this case the harassment is able to continue and it’s perfectly legal to offer these women these settlement deals,” said UCLA’s Kim Elsesser. (Approx. 3:30 mark)

How Trump’s health care order affects California | KPCC-FM

“It should be a softer landing in California, just because of the fact that we already have very protective regulations around selling these types of insurance plans for consumers,” said Dylan Roby, faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

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