UCLA In the News September 1, 2017

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

California’s extreme weather gets wilder | Los Angeles Times

According to UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain, the heat this weekend may reach levels never before seen in recorded history in some Northern California cities. Sacramento, no stranger to warm summer days, could see a week of 100-degree heat. 

Immigrant entrepreneurs bet on themselves | Los Angeles Business Journal

Sometimes immigrants are forced to take the risk of starting a business just to survive, said Alfred Osborne, a professor and senior associate dean at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. “They have the mind-set of, I came all the way to this country; what am I going to do?”

Red flags for sleep apnea | Bustle

Snoring and gasping for air are common red flags of sleep apnea. “Although some say that snoring is a sign of ‘deep sleep,’ it is not normal to snore and experience pauses in breathing, or to choke or gasp for air at night,” says  Dr. Alon Avidan, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Health.

Should LAUSD rethink graduation requirements? | Los Angeles Daily News

The district has work to do to make students eligible for college, a challenge highlighted by recent studies from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Claremont Graduate University showing the percentage of LAUSD products who graduate from college within six years has shrunk to 25 percent.

The healthy way to go vegetarian | NBC News

“Vegetarians may become deficient in calcium, iodine, iron, vitamin D, vitamin B -12, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids if they don’t plan adequately,” explains Erin Morse, chief clinical dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “The key is to be knowledgeable and plan ahead.”

Can a coach’s salary affect others at a university? | Washington Post

Ozan Jaquette, an assistant professor of higher education at UCLA, has researched public universities that have tried to attract out-of-state students — who pay higher tuition rates — to make up for state budget cuts. Alabama has been among the most successful, said Jaquette, who seemed almost pained as he acknowledged the undeniably beneficial impact Saban’s football team has had on the university.

Some teens really do need more sleep | Agence France Presse

Carried out by UCLA, the study set out to investigate the question of whether teens need more — or perhaps less — sleep than others to be mentally at their best. UCLA researcher Andrew Fuligni’s previous work has already suggested that the amount of sleep we need for optimal mental health and optimal academic performance may differ.

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