UCLA In the News September 18, 2017

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

7 ways colleges hinder diversity through financial aid | Washington Post

[Youlonda] Copeland-Morgan, who oversees the recruiting, admissions and financial aid operations for the University of California at Los Angeles, listed several problematic aid policies that either favor the rich or hinder the poor. And she challenged colleges to get rid of as many of them as possible during a panel discussion at the convention.

Giving migraine treatments the best chance | New York Times

But while the focus has long been on head pain, migraines are not just pains in the head. They are a body-wide disorder that recent research has shown results from “an abnormal state of the nervous system involving multiple parts of the brain,” said Dr. [Andrew] Charles, of the UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He told me he hoped the journal article would educate practicing physicians, who learn little about migraines in medical school.

Plan to improve lives of most needy hard to enact | Los Angeles Times

“The [sustainable development goals] are very ambitious,” said Kal Raustiala, a law professor and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. “One of the criticisms is that there are so many goals … with everything being a priority and therefore arguably nothing being a priority. So implementing them in full is hard to imagine.”

Telling stories about women above size 4 | Christian Science Monitor

This isn’t to say that weight has no bearing on health, notes [Abigail] Saguy at UCLA. But a person’s value shouldn’t rest on how fit they are. Plus, the double whammy of hostility from the medical community and pop culture creates a feedback loop that is neither helpful nor accurate, she and others say.

Station that pumps gas for you marks 30 years | Los Angeles Daily News

UCLA Professor Brian Taylor, who heads the college’s Institute of Transportation Studies, said full-service stations are about product differentiation, tantamount to airlines charging five different prices for seats on the same flight. It’s something that co-exists with people waiting in line at Costco for the lowest-priced gas, he said.

Can African-American Santa survive gentrification? | Los Angeles Times

The number of African Americans living in the immediate vicinity of the Baldwin Hills mall has declined since 2000, while the populations of Latinos, non-Hispanic whites, Asians and homeowners have increased, according to Paul Ong, director of the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. “The challenge facing this particular area is how to manage some of those changes so the benefits are generated in a way that it doesn’t just displace people who cannot afford to remain there,” Ong said.

The emerging boss in American culture is Latina | LA Weekly

UCLA’s latest annual Hollywood Diversity Report found that only 3 percent of speaking roles in 168 theatrical films in 2015 went to Latinas.

Here’s why UCLA’s free mental health check is so necessary | Bustle

UCLA’s declaration that mental illness can be best treated by community-driven and comprehensive efforts is an extremely progressive approach to mental healthcare that mental health advocates have long been waiting for. The new program is part of a larger health initiative called the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, which “connects faculty, students and supporters from all disciplines to work together, adopting a holistic approach to solve critical issues.”

Single-payer plan gets big push in California | Capital and Main

Gerald Kominski, director of the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research, said even more than Sanders’ bill, Republicans’ efforts to repeal the ACA have given single payer a big push in California and nationally. “Support for single payer is a reaction to the very real threat that health care will be taken away from 20 million Americans,” Kominski said, adding that the Republicans’ repeal and replace plan “is really just repeal.” Despite broad public support, advocates for single payer in California and nationally would be wise to craft their messaging to address how everyone could benefit and to bring Republicans on board, Kominski said.

Sales tax for companies selling on internet | Bloomberg Radio

“They were hoping for a consideration in Supreme Court of the Quill decision from 1992. That’s a decision that prohibits states from imposing a sales tax obligation, a collection obligation on vendors without a physical presence in the state,” said UCLA’s Kirk Stark. (Audio download)

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