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California’s Mexican-American history is disappearing beneath white paint | Atlas Obscura

Pilar O’Cadiz, director of an engineering research center at the University of California, Los Angeles, has taken up the cause of preserving her father’s surviving work. Before the Raitt Street mural was whitewashed, she had started working on its restoration — a case she’s still building.

A recession in 2020 would hurt Trump, but it wouldn’t necessarily sink his reelection | CNBC

Incumbents have a harder time winning amid a down economy because they need to find other issues to draw voters, said Lynn Vavreck, an American politics and public policy professor at UCLA. Trump is “better positioned than most” to withstand a slowdown because he ran on identity-focused issues like immigration in 2016, “but without a good economy it will be harder for him to swing marginal voters,” she said.

California workers have the power to help pick a presidential nominee. Will they use it? | McClatchy

“I do think that Kamala Harris has been a friend of labor here in California,” says Kent Wong, director of the UCLA Labor Center and a vice president of the California Federation of Teachers. “But I don’t think ... she has wrapped up labor support in California. There are many union members who still support Bernie Sanders. There are many that support Elizabeth Warren. Some support Joe Biden.”

What’s going on with interest rates? | MarketWatch Opinion

In updating this analysis, I am following the lead of a study that was circulated a couple of years ago by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Its authors were Daniel Feenberg, a research associate at NBER, Ivo Welch, a finance professor at UCLA, and Clinton Tepper, a Ph.D. student in finance at UCLA. The key contribution of their study is the construction of an historical database of Treasury yields after inflation and taxes are deducted.

Help for hearing-impaired kids | KTLA-TV

“If those auditory experiences don’t happen in the first three years of life, we can’t go back to the first three years of life,” said UCLA Health’s Sandra Alexander.... “If this sounds alarming, it’s because it is. Hearing loss is a brain emergency.”

Taking this twice a day may boost your brain health | Express (U.K.)

According to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers, daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss. The research, published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, examined the effects of an easily absorbed curcumin supplement on memory performance in people without dementia, as well as curcumin's potential impact on the microscopic plaques and tangles in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ends once-promising presidential bid | Associated Press

Gillibrand touted being the nation’s first woman to seek the White House with young children, and the graduate of Dartmouth and UCLA law school looked on paper to initially have the strongest of 2020 resumes — making her fall from early favorite to also-ran all the more surprising.

Tackling homelessness among LGBTQ young adults in Tucson | News-Medical

According to a UCLA study, although LGBTQ youth make up about 7% of the population, they comprise 40% of homeless youth.

Optical neural network could lead to intelligent cameras | Scienmag

“Such a system performs machine-learning tasks with light-matter interaction and optical diffraction inside a 3D fabricated material structure, at the speed of light and without the need for extensive power, except the illumination light and a simple detector circuitry,” said [UCLA’s] Aydogan Ozcan, Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the principal investigator on the research. “This advance could enable task-specific smart cameras that perform computation on a scene using only photons and light-matter interaction, making it extremely fast and power efficient.”