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No. 2: UCLA.… On campus, UCLA falls in line with other UC schools, being home to a large number of Asian and Hispanic student, with 50.3 percent of undergrads combined. Both the U.S. and the rest of the world are well-represented at UCLA, with students hailing from all 50 states as well as over 100 foreign countries.
Q&A: Beau Bridges channels his former basketball coach, UCLA legend John Wooden | Los Angeles Times
Before Beau Bridges played roles in “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” “Homeland” and other movies and TV shows, he played basketball at UCLA. And though he played for only one season, he stayed in contact with his coach: John Wooden, who guided the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and ‘70s. Bridges will portray the late American sports icon in a new one-person play, “Coach: An Evening With John Wooden.” … “He was such an impressive individual that he would stand out during any generation, but particularly in this one, because there’s not many men left like him,” Bridges said. “So decent, right to the bone. I don’t know if he was devoid of ego, but his quest wasn’t for fame and fortune. He just wanted to make a difference in people’s lives.”
“I’d expected to see slowing down of the clock, but not a reversal,” geneticist Steve Horvath at the University of California, Los Angeles, told the journal Nature. “That felt kind of futuristic.” Biological age is measured by analyzing marks on a person's genomes, known as their “epigenetic clock.” Horvath used four different epigenetic clocks to assess each patient’s biological age, and found significant reversal for each trial participant in all of the tests.
As effective as solar panels are, one of their major downsides is that they only produce power during the day, so excess energy needs to be stored for use overnight. But now, engineers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a prototype device that works almost the opposite way, harvesting energy from the cold night sky to passively power an LED. (Also: Popular Mechanics)
The Sontag estate gave Moser unprecedented access to the author’s archives, held at the University of California, Los Angeles, which include more than 100 journals, thousands of letters, family photographs, draft manuscripts and even her personal computer. (Also: The New Yorker)
Transgender students more likely to struggle with mental health | Voice of America
In 2016, about 1.4 million Americans identified themselves as transgender. That number comes from the Williams Institute at the University of California Los Angeles’ School of Law.
“The time scale for coagulation is really short compared to the age of the solar system,” Ming-Chang Liu, a cosmochemist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and lead author of the new research, told Space.com. “It’s a very efficient process.”
Discriminated transgenders are more suicidal, study finds | Medical Daily
The transgender population is haunted by discrimination throughout their lives, which leads to severe mental health problems. In extreme cases, it ends in suicide. A recently published analysis led by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) of the U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) launched in 2015 said that 97.7 percent of the 28,000 surveyed adult transgender people had seriously entertained the thought of suicide…. “Experiences of discrimination and serious psychological distress go hand-in-hand, and both are associated with suicide thoughts and attempts among transgender people,’’ Jody L. Herman, lead author of the study, said.
New York City moves to repeal ban on conversion therapy in effort to protect such bans elsewhere | Wall Street Journal
Conversion therapy can include aversion treatments such as inducing vomiting or paralysis when a person is aroused by same-sex erotic images, and is associated with negative mental-health outcomes such as suicidality, according to the Williams Institute, based at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. An estimated 698,000 adults in the U.S. have received conversion therapy, according to the institute, which focuses on gender identity issues.
Magic mushrooms as medicine? Johns Hopkins scientists launch center for psychedelic research | Forbes
There are other investigators looking at alcohol and cocaine addiction. And other notable educational institutions are studying the possibilities of therapy with psychedelics, he said, including New York University, Yale University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Francisco and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Winery reverses course after denying wedding venue to same-sex couple | San Francisco Chronicle
“If a business turns away a same-sex couple, while serving different-sex couples, it has violated California law,” said Adam Romero, federal policy director at UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute, which researches issues of LGBTQ rights…. The winery situation “is not just about a same-sex couple being turned away from a business and the inconvenience that follows,” Romero said. “This case is also about the dignitary and psychological harms that discrimination exacts on gay people.”
In the Green Room: UCLA Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs Gary Segura | Zócalo Public Square
Gary M. Segura is the dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a principal, co-founder, and senior partner at political opinion research firm Latino Decisions. He is the author of several books; forthcoming, with Scott S. Gartner, is “Calculated War: The Public and a Theory of Conflict.” Prior to joining a Zócalo/UCLA Downtown panel at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in downtown Los Angeles titled, “Will California Pick the Next President?” Segura sat down in the green room and discussed the issues most important to Latino voters in California, Captain Kirk, and where he can be found on a Friday night.
L.A. to Trump team’s tour of homeless camps: ‘We’re on it. Show us the money’ | Los Angeles Times
Retired UCLA law professor Gary Blasi said the U.S. Constitution protects homeless people from harsh enforcement, and even a president will have trouble finding a loophole. “This isn’t about ending homelessness,” he said. “It’s about ending visible homelessness.”
Now mathematician Terence Tao at the University of California, Los Angeles, seems to have almost pulled it off. His work builds on that of other researchers, who proved that almost all sequences were at least able to reach an intermediate value between their starting number n and 1. This means they cannot balloon to infinity. “Many math problems become easier when one allows a small number of exceptional cases to behave badly and one is willing to settle for controlling almost all cases,” says Tao. “I showed that one could move this intermediate milestone to be as close as one wishes to the final goal 1… for almost all n.”
6 problematic things parents do that can affect their children’s development | Business Insider
Growing up with physically abusive parents as a child can have lingering adverse effects on your long-term physical health, according to a 2013 study out of the University of California-Los Angeles…. “Our findings highlight the extent to which these early childhood experiences are associated with evidence of increased biological risks across nearly all of the body’s major regulatory systems,” Teresa Seeman, author of the study and professor of epidemiology at UCLA, said in a release.
“I thought several of them did well by themselves. I thought Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke — they all had an opportunity to reintroduce themselves to the American people, and they did well,” said UCLA’s Zev Yaroslavsky. “I thought Elizabeth Warren held her own, did no harm and she’s on the rise.”
County announces new pipes for Compton after complaints of brown water | City News Service
The UCLA School of Law released a report last year finding that small county water systems often struggle to provide their customers with clean drinking water at an affordable rate due to groundwater contamination, financial management problems and other issues.
New law to protect right to serve on juries for LGBTQ people | NPR Illinois
LGBTQ individuals are at risk for victimization and are more likely to be arrested because of issues such as poverty, homelessness and discrimination, according to a recent report from the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. The Institute is think tank that focuses on LGBTQ legal issues and related public policy.
Research reveals potential treatments for deadly tropical disease | Medical Xpress
“Even among neglected tropical diseases, melioidosis is one of the most neglected, especially when you consider its global burden and lethality,” said senior author Jeff F. Miller, UCLA’s Fred Kavli Professor of NanoSystems Sciences, a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, and director of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. “It deserves more attention because of its fascinating biology as well.”