UCLA In the News September 12, 2017

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

UCLA in tie with Berkeley for nation’s top public school | Washington Post

UCLA moved up to a tie with its sister University of California campus in Berkeley for bragging rights among top public schools. (Also: U.S. News and World Report, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Weekly, CBS News)

In the art world, ‘Latinx’ marks a gender-free spot | New York Times

Chon Noriega, head of the Chicano Studies Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a curator of the P.S.T. show “Home — So Different, So Appealing,” has also resisted using the new language. “My sense is that it’s a maneuver within a stable category,” he said. “We can change the name, whether it’s Mexican-American, Chicana/o or Chicanx — but the category itself is not really changing.

UCLA working with UC cancer consortium | KABC-TV

UCLA and UC Irvine are teaming up on a new commitment to fight cancer. They are part of a consortium put together by the University of California. It has five comprehensive cancer centers, including at least two Southern California schools. (Also: KCRW-FM and East Bay Times)

Voter fraud panel will consider background check | Washington Post

The idea is “patently absurd,” according to Adam Winkler, a constitutional law specialist at UCLA. ”Given the previous criticism of the background check system by John Lott, and the fact that the structure of voting regulation is entirely different than the regulation of guns, it’s hard to believe this is a serious proposal.”

UCLA launches stem cell trial to combat cancer | Los Angeles Business Journal

Scientists at UCLA have launched the first genetically engineered blood stem cell clinical trial to fight cancer thanks to $20 million in voter-approved funds earmarked for stem cell research, university officials announced Monday. The Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA started a phase one clinical trial to test a new cancer treatment using adoptive T cell immunotherapy and engineered blood stem cells.

Age matters when it comes to cervical cancer screening | Associated Press

And don’t let the which-test debate blur the main message: “Screening for cervical cancer saves lives,” said Task Force member Dr. Carol Mangione of the University of California, Los Angeles.

American schools are growing more segregated | Los Angeles Times

According to an analysis by the UCLA Civil Rights Project, the number of intensely segregated schools with zero to 10% white enrollment has more than tripled as these options for desegregation have been curtailed. 

A debate on value of single-gender schools | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“I do very much appreciate the good intentions of people who support single-sex education but I think what parents need to know is that this is essentially what we can think of as “empty calories” education reform. And that’s to say that the data is very clear that there just are no educational advantages for students who attend single-sex as opposed to co-educational schools,” said UCLA’s Juliet Williams. (Approx. 3:48 mark)

Taking on administration over DACA decision | KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

“There are a few claims that the attorney general is making. One: that rescinding the Deferred Action for Children policy violates due process rights of the people who’ve applied for the policy. And the argument here is that the government encouraged people to apply, with promises that their information wouldn’t be used against them or their employers,” said UCLA’s Adam Winkler. (Audio download)

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