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Honoring legacy of UCLA professor Mike Rose | Inside Higher Ed

I did not know [UCLA’s] Mike Rose, but if you become interested in pedagogy, it is impossible to avoid his work, and once you have encountered it, it is impossible to shake its influence. Rose fundamentally believed in learning as a human-centered endeavor and schools and schooling as places and opportunities for liberation, and over the years he tried to write these possibilities into existence.

Culver City to require student COVID vaccinations | Los Angeles Times

“The Culver City school district is very proactive and moving in the correct direction to require vaccination of students who are eligible as another method of protecting those students, as well as other students around them who are not eligible for vaccination,” said Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. (Kim-Farley was also quoted in a Los Angeles Daily News story about COVID-19 boosters.)

Southern California officials declare water supply alert | Associated Press

Glen MacDonald, a University of California, Los Angeles distinguished professor of California and the American West, said even if precipitation returned it would not likely be enough to keep pace with the loss of water through evaporation due to rising temperatures. That has the potential to not only turn California lawns brown but could also affect the nation’s food supply, which relies heavily on the state’s farmlands, MacDonald said.

California faces extreme heat, dryness, winds | Los Angeles Times

“To have fires of this magnitude so early is very unusual,” said Alex Hall, director of the UCLA Center for Climate Science. “And in much of California, historically, the heart of the fire season — especially for big fires — is the time of year when the Santa Ana and Diablo winds kick in.”

A call to vaccinate prison staff | USA Today

(Commentary by UCLA’s Amanda Klonsky and Erika Tyagi) Across the United States, unvaccinated corrections staff are helping to fuel a public health emergency. In the majority of states that report this data, fewer than half of prison staff have gotten a shot, according to data collected by the UCLA Law COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project. This is a particularly alarming fact considering that at least 114,000 prison workers have been infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, at least three times the rate of the overall population. 

Return-to-work policies spark lawsuits | Bloomberg Law

Several recent studies have found that return-to-office plans can have a negative impact on mental health … researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles found in an August study that jobs and family strain can lead to depression among workers.

First day back at school in Redondo Beach | Daily Breeze

[Alejandra] Casillas … is, after all, a physician and researcher at UCLA Medical Center. “We discuss keeping masks on at all times, you stick to the rules,” she said. “If you’re outdoors, you can pull it down and have a mask break while you’re away from other people.” Teachers, meanwhile, gave kids “air high fives” during drop-off, Casillas said. “You can tell they developed all these ways to socialize while distanced,” the mother said.

Experimental drug could cut migraine frequency | HealthDay News

Experts said the drug, if approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, would give migraine sufferers a welcome new option. “There’s a great need for new preventive medications,” said Dr. Charles Flippen, a professor of clinical neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

White House COVID strategy now involves boosters | Time

“Once the immune system makes antibodies against something, re-exposure will boost those antibodies back up to high levels again,” says Dr. Otto Yang, professor of medicine and associate chief of the division of infectious diseases at University of California, Los Angeles. “There’s no reason that somebody whose antibodies dropped after vaccination shouldn’t also have a large jump in antibodies if they receive a booster dose.”

‘Qualified immunity’ and police accountability | PBS NewsHour

“Qualified immunity protects law enforcement officers and other government officials even when they have violated the Constitution, so long as there’s not a prior court decision with virtually identical facts. That means people who have had their rights violated, sometimes in egregious ways, by law enforcement have no basis for relief, for the harms that were caused to them,” said UCLA’s Joanna Schwartz.

Many Africans lack basic means to prevent COVID | Medical Xpress

“Hundreds of millions of people across Africa simply lack means for implementing NPIs to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission,” said Dr. Timothy Brewer, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and professor of medicine, and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “These populations urgently need to be prioritized for vaccination to prevent disease and to contain the global pandemic.” (UCLA’s Dr. Jody Heymann was also quoted.)