UCLA In the News September 8, 2017

How “Get Out” inspired a course on racism and horror | Gizmodo

Tananarive Due has … taught a course on Afrofuturism at UCLA for the past several years. … [S]eeing “Get Out” got her thinking about how she could teach the history of horror genre work made about or by black people. The result of that thinking is “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic,” a class that starts on September 28 at UCLA.

The end of baldness? | Reader’s Digest

A team, led by Heather Christofk, Ph.D., and William Lowry, Ph.D., found a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. Their findings, published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, may lead to new drugs to promote hair growth or work as a cure for baldness or alopecia.

Dealing with the stress of caring for parents | NBC News

Caregivers are unsung heroes, according to Dr. Zaldy Tan, medical director of the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program, but their dedication can lead to increased stress. Tan noted that third-generation Asian and Hispanic caregivers spent the most time looking after their charges, referencing a 2016 study released by the California Health Interview Survey.

Spinning metal sails could slash cargo ships’ fuel consumption | Science

The technology also should be safe, as cutting electricity to the rotor stops the propulsion and leaves only a drag force. And that drag force is probably much less significant than the drag the ship’s hull experiences moving through water, says Jeff Eldredge, a fluid dynamicist at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Universities press on despite proposed Title IX changes | Los Angeles Times

Mark Hathaway, a Los Angeles-area attorney … added that there was a “wide variance” in policies across California campuses. He praised UCLA, for instance, for fair handling of cases — including providing support for the accused.

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