UCLA In the News October 20, 2017

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

Tesla's Model 3 'production hell' is testing Elon Musk's fix-as-you-go carmaking model | Los Angeles Times

“Automobile manufacturing is very hard,” said Uday Karmarkar, a specialist in operations and technology at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. “It’s amazing that Tesla has been able to build cars at all.” 

Why the #MeToo movement is a public transportation issue | Washington Post

The prevalence of these stories does not surprise Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, professor of urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. Loukaitou-Sideris has spent time researching how perceptions of crime and harassment affect women’s use of public transportation — and what urban planners and transit agencies can do to help protect people who are fearful because of their previous experiences with violence or harassment on transit. 

California bar exam to remain one of nation’s most difficult | Wall Street Journal

“I’m deeply disappointed the court didn’t take this opportunity to make a shift toward what virtually every other state in the country does,” said Jennifer Mnookin, dean of University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. UCLA graduates do better than the average on the bar exam, with 82% of first-time test takers passing last July.

Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly so paranoid? | The Conversation

(Commentary by UCLA professor James Gelvin) Based on recent developments, it is evident that Saudi Arabian officials assume that they can no longer depend on their traditional security safeguards of oil and U.S. might. They seem to imagine that the only guarantee for their security is their own muscular response.

Artificial skin gives robots sense of touch ‘similar to humans’ | Newsweek

“Traditionally, tactile sensor designs have focused on sensing individual modalities: normal forces, shear forces or vibration exclusively,” said Veronica Santos, a UCLA professor and co-author of the research. “However, dexetrous manipulation is a dynamic process that requires a multimodal approach." (Also: Daily Mail (U.K.))

How Harvey Weinstein accusers are taking charge | The Wrap

“Certainly, women are taking matters into their hands,” Juliet Williams, a professor of gender studies at UCLA and author of a book about political sex scandals titled “Public Affairs,” told TheWrap. “There are women that are recognizing that they don’t need to be victims and that they are willing to use some of the power and status they they have to say what needs to be said.”

Does eating right protect you from air pollution? | New York Times

In a recent study, scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, showed that drinking broccoli sprout extract for four days in juice could blunt the amount of inflammation that occurred in people’s noses after exposure to diesel exhaust pollution. 

Trump has one idea on how to lower drug prices but Anthem has another | Los Angeles Times

“The issue isn’t the drug companies,” said William Comanor, director of UCLA’s Research Program on Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy. “The issue is the PBMs. They have their tentacles into everything.”

Things every woman needs to know about her thyroid | Woman’s Day

The butterfly-shaped gland, which lives in the base of your neck, is frequently associated with everything from fatigue to excess pounds—for good reason. "Thyroid hormones affect nearly every organ and process in the body," says Angela Leung, M.D., assistant clinical professor of medicine in UCLA's Division of Endocrinology.

What to eat to beat jet lag | Vogue

But caffeine proves to be a particularly potent ingredient. “It takes most people six to eight hours to metabolise caffeine so that they don’t feel the effects of it anymore,” says Dana Hunnes, Ph.D., R.D., a senior dietitian at Ronald Regan-UCLA Medical Center.

Las Vegas mass shooting survivors sue hotel and concert organizers, claiming negligence | People

Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, says plaintiffs will face an uphill battle. “It is difficult to win cases proving that hotels are negligent for the criminal acts of someone,” he tells PEOPLE.

How Russia’s election meddling could spell the end of an era for Facebook, Google and Twitter | Independent (U.K.)

“I think the time has come that we are going to see an end to Internet exceptionalism where platforms can continue to claim some sort of immunity because of their nature”, said Sarah T Roberts, an assistant professor of information studies at the University of California, Los Angeles who studies online content moderation.

Could too much exercise be bad for men's hearts? | HealthDay

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the findings do not instantly wash away the "balance of data [that] suggest that higher levels of leisure time and total physical activity are associated with lower risk cardiovascular events."

 

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