Nature World News: UCLA In the News lists selected mentions of UCLA in the world’s news media.
See more UCLA In the News. Alarm grows as smart home technology risks proliferate | CNBC “Security has not been a prime focus on many devices and organizations that put these out helter-skelter.… In many cases they’re not adjusting to security concerns,” Leonard Kleinrock, a UCLA professor of computer science, told CNBC in a recent interview. “So it’s not a surprise this [cyber attack] happened and it hasn’t been taken seriously. There’s no oversight in general.” Numbers indicate a record Latino turnout | New York Times “All of the early data is pointing to a record Latino turnout,” said Matt Barreto, a professor of political science at U.C.L.A. and an adviser on Latino issues to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign. “In Florida, 30 percent of early votes among Latinos are from new first-time voters, and Latino early voting is up by 173 percent compared to 2012. There is no question that the Trump campaign has struck a serious nerve with Latinos.” (Also: MSNBC) Social media helps U.S. millennial voters register | Reuters Laura Wray-Lake, an assistant professor at the University of California-Los Angeles, said the increase in millennial registration could be a boon for Democrats if they could harness some of the social media techniques used to register voters to get them to the polls. Media jostles for viewers, relevancy with election night livestreams | USA Today Elections can be covered by anyone and present a “once-every-four-years opportunity in media,” says Tom Nunan, a lecturer at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. “Can streaming channels offer something different than talking heads?” Nunan says. Are trade deals good for Americans? | KPCC-FM’s “Marketplace” “It is certainly the case that trade deals are very complex. The Trans Pacific Partnership is several thousand pages long, but to cut to the bottom line, most Americans are better off with free trade deals,” said UCLA’s Lee Ohanian. (Approx. 00:56 mark) [Audio download] Can Californians handle direct democracy? | Los Angeles Times It’s also true that, in the last few decades, for-profit and not-for-profit groups have learned to use the initiative process to promote their interests and are willing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to get their way. But this hasn’t dulled the instincts of California voters. (Commentary by UCLA’s Zev Yaroslavsky) In the hospital? You can still vote | KPCC-FM “Despite their medical condition, despite the fact that they don’t feel well, they’re tired, they may be in pain, voting to them is a privilege that they take very seriously and want to participate in,” Carey McCarthy, the [UCLA Medical Center’s] Director of Volunteer Services, tells KPCC. Childs’ piece is first new one for her company in 16 years | Los Angeles Times Kristy Edmunds, artistic director of CAP UCLA, said the current incarnation began as a way for Childs to “transfer her early works to a whole new generation.” Voters across spectrum believe in conspiracy theories | Los Angeles Times In a series of experiments, social psychologists Jennifer A. Whitson of UCLA and Adam D. Galinsky of Columbia University showed that when people were prompted to feel less powerful, they were more likely to discern objects embedded in fields of random patterns of dots. “The need to be and feel in control is so strong that individuals will produce a pattern from noise to return the world to a predictable state,” Whitson and Galinsky wrote in the journal Science. Californians will be voting on bilingual education | NBC News “Overwhelmingly, people got the memo that learning English is a basic thing,” said Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Dean of the University of California Los Angeles’ Graduate School of Education & Information. But he said that research has shown there are strong advantages to speaking more than one language. How to stay healthy when literally everyone around you is sick | SELF Some bacteria and viruses, like the flu, for example, can survive on hard surfaces for at least a day, [UCLA’s Dr. Romney] Humphries says. “Other viruses and bacteria don’t do well once they are outside the human body, and die quickly in the environment.” Oil drilling may have caused deadly 1933 California quake |