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Top UCLA doctor denounces HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ as wrong and dangerous | Forbes

A top US medical doctor who treated radiation victims in Chernobyl has criticized HBO’s depiction of the accident and radiation’s health effects as inaccurate and “dangerous.” “Another error [in HBO’s “Chernobyl”] was to portray the victims as being dangerously radioactive,” UCLA’s Robert Gale wrote in “The Cancer Letter,” a subscription-based newsletter.

UCLA names Antonio Bernardo as Anderson School dean | Los Angeles Business Journal

UCLA recently named longtime Anderson School of Management finance professor and administrator Antonio Bernardo as the school’s new dean, effective July 1.

Latina longevity is real, but it can bring health, financial challenges | NBC News

“Latinas and the Latino community are facing a perfect storm in terms of social and demographic trends,” said Fernando Torres-Gil, a professor and director of the Luskin Center for Policy Research on Aging at the University of California, Los Angeles.

In wake of Trump’s fetal tissue crackdown, scientists strain to adjust | Science magazine

It has already caused at least one researcher to change course. HIV scientist Jerome Zack last week told colleagues at UC Los Angeles (UCLA) that he had decided to remove his work using fetal tissue to develop humanized mice from a renewal application, due at NIH in August, for a large grant supporting the university’s long-standing Center for AIDS Research. “The grant covers way more than mouse work, it covers all HIV research on campus,” he says. “I don’t want to jeopardize that.” (UCLA’s Scott Kitchen also quoted).

What Aladdin and Napoleon teach us about copyright | NPR

Economists Michela Giorcelli of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Petra Moser of New York University dug through records of 2,598 Italian operas across eight Italian states between 1770 and 1900. They found that, prior to 1801, each Italian state would, on average, produce 14 new operas a decade. Venetia produced a little less than this. But after copyright was introduced to Venetia, the region's opera production ramped up to 34 a decade.

The state of LGBTQ curriculum: Tide is turning as some states opt for inclusion, others lift outright restrictions | The 74

Recognizing the growing demand for LGBTQ content, the organization has begun collaborating with the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center to produce tailored history lessons on feminist writer Audre Lorde, slain San Francisco official Harvey Milk and other LGBTQ figures and groups.

Medical marijuana does not lower opioid overdose death rates, study finds | NBC News

“We really have to proceed cautiously when we look at state-level findings to support or dispute the potential role that cannabis might have within the space of the opioid epidemic. You cannot come to any causal conclusion,” said Ziva Cooper, research director at the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. “These are correlations based on a lot of things that are happening in these individual states,” Cooper said.

California boosts outreach efforts for 2020 census | U.S. News & World Report

Matthew Barreto, University of California—Los Angeles professor in the Chicana/o studies and political science departments, conducted a random national telephone survey on how the citizenship question would impact Census response rates in 2020…. “If the [citizenship)] question is added, it will be catastrophic for response rates and the quality of data the Census will collect,” Barreto says. “For those of us who are data collectors, we will start working with [civic] groups and state governments with what sort of outreach messaging is needed to give them confidence to respond and not put their families at risk.”

Rural California school district with high suspension rates under state investigation | EdSource

“I’m glad the attorney general is paying attention to both the high rates and large racial disparities,” said Daniel Losen, the director of the UCLA center and author of the organization’s suspension report. “There is a lot districts can do to lower suspension rates without jeopardizing the learning environment.”

U.N. finds 115 million ‘child grooms’ with Central African Republic topping the list | Reuters

Almost all countries have a minimum marriage age of 18, but children can still legally wed in places like the United States if they have parental consent or through religious ceremonies, according to data research group World Policy Analysis Center [at UCLA].

The struggles of being undocumented in California | KQED

All children in the U.S. have the right to a K-12 education, but it’s “another universe” after they graduate from high school, said Kent Wong, who directs the Labor Center at UCLA. “Unfortunately for undocumented students when they graduate from high school their world flips upside down,” said Wong. “No longer are they treated as other students. They’re barred from federal financial aid, they’re barred from legally working, and they’re forced into the underground economy and to a life of poverty.”

What makes things slimy? | Gizmodo

“Mucus in the nose and sinuses is slippery and slimy for good reason,” said UCLA’s Nina Shapiro. “The principal purposes of the nose are both to breathe some good clean air, but also to act as a filter for all of the contaminants present in that not-so-good nor clean air. If one is unable to breathe through the nose, for instance due to a bad cold or a physical obstruction, chronic breathing through the mouth leaves the congested individual without that important filtration of dust, allergens, and other particulate matter we breathe.”

Top 25 graduate schools for an acting degree | The Hollywood Reporter

The [UCLA] school makes the most of its Hollywood-adjacent geography, with plenty of collaboration with the film department. There is also a new Acting for the Camera class in the first year as well as a motion-capture class taught by Jeff Burke, the school’s associate dean of technology and innovation.

New report underscores link between ‘shocking’ number of evictions, homelessness | Curbed Los Angeles

More than a half million renters have been evicted in Los Angeles County over the past eight years, according to a new report by Public Counsel and the UCLA School of Law that calls on county supervisors to adopt permanent rent control measures…. That figure is “just the tip of the iceberg,” says Doug Smith, a lecturer with UCLA’s law school, as it does not include evictions that are not processed in court. The report references a separate study that estimates there are two “informal” evictions for every court eviction.

New microneedle technique speeds plant disease detection | Phys.org

“It is exciting to see the new application of microneedle patch technology in agriculture and plant science,” says Zhen Gu, a professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and co-corresponding author of the paper, who developed several microneedle-based drug delivery systems for human health.