UCLA In the News September 13, 2017

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

Amazon’s plan to build second headquarters is unusual | CNBC

“I think the name ‘headquarters’ is a little bit of a marketing ploy. I mean they just want to have a big office in another city,” Felipe Caro, a professor at UCLA’s school of management, told CNBC. Caro said cities and states are willing to do anything to attract tech companies these days because they create lots of new jobs and could spur other companies to open shop as well, boosting the region’s overall economy. In return, companies are given outsize benefits, mostly in the form of tax breaks, but their economic impact far outweighs the loss in taxes, he said. (Also: Mercury News)

UC schools fare well in latest rankings | Orange County Register

University of California campuses dominate U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings for best public universities in the nation, with UCLA tied for first with UC Berkeley. (Also: Mercury News, KABC-TV, KCBS-TV, KNBC-TV and KPCC-FM [audio download])

UCLA professor offering course inspired by ‘Get Out’ | Ebony

This fall, [UCLA’s Tananarive] Due will be providing UCLA students with some formal schooling on the sunken place with her course titled, “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic.” (Also: KABC-TV)

Challenges for first-generation college student | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

“I think our goal is really just to help first generation students understand how to navigate the university experience. These students come with remarkable academic ability and we know they can be successful in the classroom. But having been on a college campus and being the first person in their family to go to college, I think our goal is to really connect them with mentors — either in the faculty, staff, current students, upperclassmen — who themselves are first-generation college students, to ensure that these students know how to connect with the resources on campus that will ensure that they’re successful,” said UCLA’s Gary Clark. (Approx. 1:20 mark)

Gaydar study gets another look | Inside Higher Ed

David Nimmer, a professor of the practice in law at the University of California, Los Angeles, said that Kosinski’s study appeared to pose no copyright issues from a legal perspective, either. While pictures are indeed copyrighted by the person who took them (or someone else by agreement), uploading a photo to the internet “inherently” means that it will be used for something, he said. And Kosinski’s paper doesn’t include photos of individuals, beyond composite “gay” and “straight” faces based on tens of thousands of photos.

Perfect exhibition for Trump’s America | The Guardian (U.K.)

Chon Noriega, director of the Chicano studies research center at UCLA, sees Pacific Standard Time as an opportunity to rethink the way we see Latino communities in the U.S. and the U.S.’s impact on Latino and Latin American groups. (Noriega also curated the exhibition Home – So Different, So Appealing along with Pilar Tompkins Rivas and Mari Carmen Ramírez.)

L.A. needs to increase housing construction | KCBS-TV

UCLA researchers found Los Angeles needs to meet its goal of building 100,000 new housing units by the year 2021, otherwise it will cost $583 million in lost revenue. (Also: City News Service)

L.A. County acts in support of DACA | Los Angeles Times

Hugo Romero, a project manager at the UCLA Labor Center and DACA recipient, said DACA had enabled thousands of young people like himself to work in skilled jobs after college, to avoid exploitation in the workplace and to stop living in fear. Romero said he knew personally what that was like, recalling when he worked at a car wash before receiving DACA. “We should refuse to go back to those days,” he said.

HPV test for cervical cancer screening | HealthDay News

“Most cases of cervical cancer occur in women who have not been regularly screened or treated,” explained [Carol] Mangione, who heads the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the University of California, Los Angeles’ School of Medicine. “Therefore, making sure all women are adequately screened and treated is critical to reducing deaths from cervical cancer.”

Caring for aging relatives while taking care of yourself | Bustle

Dr. Gary Small, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, says education and early diagnosis are important for both patients and caregivers. “Many of my patients and their caregivers are eagerly waiting and hoping for a cure to become available, but with each passing day, patients’ mental states continue to deteriorate. Less than one percent of drugs developed for Alzheimer’s disease have successfully advanced to FDA approval, and many people living with Alzheimer’s disease are not using treatments that are currently available on the market,” Dr. Small tells Bustle in an email.

Thousands of Americans still die of AIDS every year | HuffPost

“AIDS has certainly not gone away,” said Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, a professor of medicine and public health at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. “At an average of 20 deaths a day, it’s something that’s occurring regularly.”

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