UCLA In the News October 18, 2017

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

Will Northern California soon have Southern California's climate? | The Atlantic

“That’s approximately the current temperature difference between Southern and Northern California on the coast,” says [UCLA’s Alex] Hall. “The warming you would expect by the end of the century would be equivalent to a shift in latitude.”

The first person to invent and demonstrate cataract surgery | TIME Magazine “Firsts”

“I simply wanted to be part of a great team at an incredible facility. I wasn’t seeking to be first. I was just doing my thing, and I wanted to serve humanity along the way—to give the gift of sight,” said UCLA’s Patricia Bath.

L.A. moves to ban items from protests | Los Angeles Times

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh said that banning pepper spray and other items used for self-defense could discourage people who are smaller or weaker from going to protests, especially if they are unsure that police will protect them. “It seems to me that you shouldn’t deny people the ability to go to a demonstration and be able to defend themselves against attackers who may be bigger and stronger unless you can really assure them of safety,” Volokh said.

Roy Price resigns as Amazon Studios chief | Los Angeles Times

The Price situation differs from the Weinstein scandal in that Price was an employee, not an owner and therefore had less less organizational power and influence on those who might oppose him, said Tom Nunan, a veteran film and TV executive and lecturer at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Safe sex startup offers HIV tests in disguise | CNN

"The self-test is a wonderful alternative to visiting a healthcare provider," says Dr. Brandon Brown, an epidemiologist at UCLA who has studied infectious diseases in Nigeria.

The law is on the NFL players’ side | New York Times

[Commentary co-written by UCLA’s Noah Zatz] As National Football League owners and players’ union representatives meet in New York to discuss the players’ recent demonstrations — the kneeling, linking arms or raising fists during the national anthem — they should know how the law views these protests. This will not only tell them what the league lawfully can do; it also will reveal something about American values.

Can you predict future brain damage? | STAT

Dr. Christopher Giza, a neurologist who directs a UCLA program for athletes with concussions and other head injuries, also praised the design of the fighters study. But he cautioned against overinterpreting changes in the brain as signs of injury or damage, when they could instead be indicators of healing or adaptive changes.

A centennial celebration of Thelonious Monk | Boston Globe

[Robin D.G] Kelley, a professor at UCLA and author of several books on the intersection of race, culture, and history, says that the unorthodox Monk has long been misunderstood, even by those who love his music. “There’s a tendency to think of him as non-deliberate, almost childlike, rather than having a certain level of precision,” he says.

Is there a perfect time to set goals? | BBC

Hengchen Dai, assistant professor of organisational behaviour at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is one of several researchers who have studied this phenomenon, called the ‘fresh start effect’.

Halloween myths and urban legends, debunked | USA Today

Henry Kelly, a professor of English at UCLA and author of "Satan: A Biography," said Halloween is best understood as a product of 18th-century folklore traditions of Scotland and Ireland.

Stretchable 'skin' gives robots the sense of touch | Geek Wire

“The fact that our latest skin prototype incorporates all three modalities creates many new possibilities for machine learning-based approaches for advancing robot capabilities,” [UCLA’s Veronica] Santos said. (Also: Engadget)

How to clean up water that's in Puerto Rico | New Scientist

People having to resort to drinking from the site is an “unacceptable situation”, says Michael Stenstrom at the University of California, Los Angeles. “They’re drinking from a water source that we’re not sure is contaminated or not, and needs to be tested.”

 

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