UCLA In the News October 9, 2017

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

Gun violence is not just about mass shootings | MSNBC

“There are a lot of single-issue pro-gun voters who are very intense and who will really mobilize in opposition to any elected official that supports even reasonable or moderate gun control laws,” said UCLA’s Adam Winkler. (Approx. 2:45 mark) (Also: New York Times, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Associated Press, Bloomberg News, CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian [U.K.])

Does your gut always steer you right? | Wall Street Journal

“Go into yourself without distractions from the outside, and your unconscious will keep working on the problem,” says Emeran Mayer, a gastroenterologist and neuroscientist and the author of “The Mind-Gut Connection” and a professor at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

Can Charlottesville legally stop Spencer from returning?  | Washington Post

And as long as his flash protests don’t get too large, they’ll probably remain immune from regulations and permit requirements, said UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh. “Mini-demonstrations that are small enough, a city has to deal with,” said Volokh, who often writes about constitutional rights for The Post.

Top-level trauma care, within close reach, saved lives | Reuters Health

“An urban center is going to be able to marshal resources,” said Dr. Mark Morocco, emergency medicine professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. “But outside the major cities, where you don’t have those resources, then you really are at risk.”

Hepatitis A marches through San Diego’s homeless community | STAT

“I don’t expect this is going to be solved overnight,” said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, a UCLA professor who previously headed the L.A. County Department of Public Health. “It could take a year or more.”

Anxiety, depression highest in younger kids with facial defects | Reuters Health

“The ultimate goal for all of us who work in craniofacial surgery is to help kids feel better and grow up normally,” said senior author Dr. Justine Lee of the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine.

Shooting’s invisible wounds could affect tens of thousands | Washington Post

Emanuel Maidenberg, a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, said post-traumatic reaction can last from four to eight weeks, though circumstances differ from person to person.

Astronomers watch special comet form | International Business Times

“Because K2 is so far from the sun and so cold, water ice there is frozen like a rock, and we know for sure that the activity — all of the fuzzy stuff making it look like a comet — is not produced by the evaporation of water ice, as it is in other comets,” UCLA astronomer David Jewitt said in the statement.

Catalonia faces uncertainty | CNN International

“Many people believe — and he seems to be moving in that direction — that he will use this opportunity to declare, or to announce the results of the referendum which, as far as he was concerned, were overwhelmingly in favor of independence,” Dominic Thomas, chair of the department of French and francophone studies at the University of California Los Angeles, told CNN.

How law could eliminate rule that slowed building | Los Angeles Times

The restrictions over how developers can use SB 35 means that it’s likely to have only a limited effect on housing production, said Joan Ling, a lecturer in urban planning at UCLA and former board member of the city’s redevelopment agency.

Turning lens on Latinas, lesbians, large-bodied | Los Angeles Times

The show is organized by independent curator Sybil Venegas (a former professor of Aguilar’s at East Los Angeles College, where the museum is housed) in collaboration with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. It includes more than 130 works, most of them black-and-white portraits or self-portraits.

Why does shooter’s motive even matter? | CNN

“Everybody is talking about this. Everybody is asking ‘Why’d he do it? What’s the reason?’“ said Jeffrey Simon, a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of “Lone Wolf Terrorism: Understanding the Growing Threat.”

Advisory panel on health care for Jerry Brown  | KPCC-FM

“It requires incredible partnerships with data scientists, with computer scientists, with engineers,” said UCLA’s Dr. Kelsey Martin. [Audio download] (Approx. 00:28 mark)

Artist creates murals to help connect communities | KNBC-TV

“I think inherent in the work I do is that its intentionality is to change people’s minds, to begin to make people think differently about themselves and the environment they live in,” [UCLA’s Judy Baca] said.

Diet lowers pets’ carbon footprint, improves health | South China Morning Post

This year, University of California at Los Angeles geography professor Gregory Okin calculated that meat-eating dogs and cats in the United States are the cause of the release of 64 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent methane and nitrous oxide per year – equivalent to emissions from driving 13.6 million family-sized cars over a year.

Making Halloween a treat for kids with diabetes | HealthDay News

“For children who take insulin with all meals and snacks, combining candy with a meal can reduce the need for extra injections, and helps reduce the blood glucose spikes from candy alone,” [UCLA’s Dr. Steven Mittelman] added.

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