UCLA In the News September 22, 2017

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

Some Angelenos are fleeing high-cost L.A. | KPCC-FM

Michael Stoll, who teaches public policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, said that the disproportionate share of people leaving L.A. are lower-to-moderate income renters and house hunters who are most intensely feeling the brunt of high housing costs. But Stoll said they have to weigh a move against family ties and social connections that they would leave behind if they relocated. 

The push for single-payer just went national | Los Angeles Times

“We are large enough to do what needs to be done,” said Gerald Kominski, director of UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research. “We’ve got a large enough pool of people. We’ve got a strong economy. So we could go it alone.”

Endless ripples of America’s biggest Latin American artfest | The Economist

To see the dozens of artists who travelled to Los Angeles and whose work makes up “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-85” was to see a group of women — most now in their 60s and 70s — who knew of each other but had rarely met, and had never expected to be exhibited together in America. A highly academic show, as befits the Hammer’s position as part of University of California, Los Angeles, “Radical Women” is no walk in the park. Common themes include silence, loneliness and the many sufferings of the female body, from childbirth to rape.

Why Trump’s softening on immigration unlikely to splinter base | New York Times

(Commentary by UCLA’s Lynn Vavreck) But the informal DACA agreement with Democrats is unlikely to be the move that splinters his re-election coalition. Partnering with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on this immigration issue may make him look more like a Democrat, but DACA is broadly popular, and according to data on opinions of leaders in both parties, it also brings him a lot closer to most Republican elites.

L.A. Metro invests $9M in affordale housing loan program | KPCC-FM

Ethan Elkind, a transit expert with the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of the book, “Rail Town,” said Metro’s investment is a promising and innovative approach to building much-needed affordable housing and sustaining transit ridership. “It’s a loan not a subsidy, so it’s leveraging existing dollars, and affordable housing near transit is one of the best ways to ensure that nearby development actually generates ridership,” he said.

Breast cancer symptoms to look out for | Fox News

Skin dimpling — when it “starts looking like a peeled orange” — is unusual, Dr. Parvin Peddi, an oncologist at UCLA Health, told Fox News. It “can be a sign of a cancer underneath that is pulling the skin in,” she said. 

The cellular hallmarks of consciousness | The Scientist

“This is a well-designed study done in a medical setting that generated a unique dataset that is not easy to obtain,” says Itzhak Fried, a professor of neurosurgery at the Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was also not involved in the work but who has previously collaborated with one of the study’s authors, Florian Mormann.

A challenge to the textbooks | Scientific American

Alcino Silva, a neuroscientist at University of California, Los Angeles, who was not involved with the research, calls the work “a groundbreaking study,” and says it “promises to change the way we think about how space is learned and remembered.” He adds that the study “is just a provocative beginning.”

Is pregnancy nausea more than morning sickness? | Fox News

Dr. Marlena Fejzo, an associate faculty researcher at UCLA and USC, told NBC News that an estimated 100,000 cases of hyperemesis occur each year. The true total might be well above that number, though, because some women go undiagnosed or use home treatment methods.

Race study via black horror film, literature | Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Tananarive Due is bringing a highly anticipated Get Out-inspired course to the University of California, Los Angeles this semester. The course, “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival and Black Horror Aesthetic,” is based on director Jordan Peele’s popular film and students will explore how images of blackness in classic works of Black horror film and literature symbolize larger themes of race in society. “I really would like [students] to develop a more critical eye as they watch popular media to see the recurrent themes and stereotypes that are still following us since the dawn of the film industry,” said Due, a lecturer in the department of African American Studies at UCLA.

Why were Latinos largely left out of the Emmy Awards? | LA Weekly

UCLA’s last “Hollywood Diversity Report found that Latinos face the least representation of any minority in the industry: They accounted for 5 percent of broadcast TV’s scripted roles. About one out of every two people in Los Angeles County, home of the film and television industry, is Latino.

Brain cancer center designated program of excellence | Life Science Daily

The brain cancer program at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Brain Tumor Center has been designated a Specialized Program of Research Excellence, or SPORE, by the National Cancer Institute. The designation comes with an $11.4 million, five-year grant to research into the prevention, detection and treatment of one of the most lethal and deadly cancers, which often receives far less funding than other types of cancers. It is one of only five brain cancer programs nationwide to receive this recognition.

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