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Fowler Museum returns artifacts to Ghana | Smithsonian Magazine

The Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, has repatriated seven looted objects to the Asante kingdom in modern-day Ghana. British forces took the items during the 1874 Sagrenti War, and the return took place on Monday — the 150th anniversary of the looting. (UCLA’s Silvia Forni was quoted. Also: ARTnews.)

EPA tightens rules on soot | National Public Radio

The agency lowered the allowable limit for annual PM2.5 levels from 12 micrograms per cubic meter to 9. That’s a “significant reduction,” says Regan Patterson, an air pollution expert at the University of California, Los Angeles.

SCOTUS considers whether Trump remains on ballot | National Public Radio

“[W]hen you have such divided opinion and you have such a volatile situation, it’s just better to have some certainty about this issue as soon as possible,” said Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science at UCLA. Hasen and two other election law experts wrote a friend-of-the-court brief to say a decision by the court not to decide could “place the nation in great peril.” “We think it creates conditions for great political instability if the court leaves this issue open,” Hasen said. (Hasen was also quoted by MarketWatch.

Gambling addicts face test as Super Bowl 58 looms | USA Today

“Just because you have gambling everywhere doesn’t mean everyone’s going to develop an addiction,” [UCLA’s Dr. Timothy] Fong, a clinical professor of psychiatry, told USA Today Sports. “We know that the vast majority of people who participate in any form of gambling, even sports betting, don’t develop a severe problem.” 

Social media and youth mental health | KNBC-TV

“We know social media has potential for addiction. So, one thing we need to do is treat it as such, and to educate kids and teens about the proper uses of social media,” said UCLA’s April Thames.

Unlicensed marijuana stores are still a big problem | LAist 89.3-FM’s ‘AirTalk’

“We’re really looking at something that in its most innocent version is a food truck pulling up in front of a restaurant and serving the same food, and the restaurant kind of going ‘Hey, I’m paying my taxes, I’m paying my license, I’m getting inspected. And these guys are getting off scot-free,’” said UCLA’s Brad Thomas Rowe (approx. 10:15 mark).