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Newswise: UCLA Model Identifies Neighborhoods That Should Have Priority for Vaccine, Other COVID-19 Help
Released: 18-Nov-2020 11:20 AM EST
UCLA Model Identifies Neighborhoods That Should Have Priority for Vaccine, Other COVID-19 Help
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, UCLA public health and urban planning experts have developed a predictive model that pinpoints which populations in which neighborhoods of Los Angeles County are most at risk of becoming infected.

Newswise: Mohanty Named New Leader of The SCAN Foundation
Released: 17-Nov-2020 4:00 PM EST
Mohanty Named New Leader of The SCAN Foundation
The SCAN Foundation

The SCAN Foundation announced today that Sarita A. Mohanty, MD, MPH, MBA, has been named president and chief executive officer of the healthcare nonprofit, succeeding Bruce A. Chernof, MD, FACP, who announced his retirement from the organization earlier this year.

Newswise: CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 Leads to Record Highs in Student Achievement
Released: 24-Oct-2020 6:05 PM EDT
CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 Leads to Record Highs in Student Achievement
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Student achievement throughout the California State University (CSU) as measured by graduation rates has increased to an all-time high under Graduation Initiative 2025.

Released: 14-Oct-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Concerns about violence increase in California amid COVID-19 pandemic
UC Davis Health

A new study by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Program looked at the intersection of the coronavirus pandemic and violence-related harms in California. It found that COVID-19 pandemic was linked to an estimated 110,000 firearm purchases in California and increases in individuals’ worries about violence.

26-Aug-2020 5:55 PM EDT
UCLA researchers investigate COVID-19-associated deaths in working-age Latinos
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA researchers investigate COVID-19-associated deaths in working-age Latinos. Professors David Hayes-Bautista and Paul Hsu, both with the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, have found that over the past three months, there was a nearly five-fold increase in death rates among working-age Latinos in California.

Released: 26-Aug-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Gunshot Injuries in California Drop, but Percentage of Firearm Deaths Goes Up
UC Davis Health

Despite a significant drop in gun injuries, California has experienced a substantial increase in the state’s overall death rate among those wounded by firearms.

Newswise: Some of America’s Favorite Produce Crops May Need to Get a Move On by 2045
Released: 25-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Some of America’s Favorite Produce Crops May Need to Get a Move On by 2045
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

New research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) shows that by the years 2045-2049 future temperatures will have more of an effect on when cool-season crops, such as broccoli and lettuce, can be grown than on where, while for warm-season crops (cantaloupe, tomatoes, carrots) the impact will be greater for where they can be grown versus when.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
California Voters: ‘Release and Implement the Master Plan for Aging as Part of COVID-19 Response’
The SCAN Foundation

Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally shaken the nation’s social, demographic, political, economic, and health care landscapes with more than 4.8 million cases and 157,631 deaths nationally as of August 6.

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Released: 28-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
CSU Receives Grant to Continue Residency Scholarship for Teachers in High-Need California Schools
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

​​​The California State University (CSU) received a $500,000 grant to continue its CSU Residency Year Service Scholarship Program. The scholarships will help to lessen student debt for aspiring teachers during these economically challenging times, aiding in the completion of their academic programs and improving new teacher retention. The CSU's teacher preparation program is the largest in the state and among the largest in the nation, producing more than half of California's new teachers.

Newswise: By the numbers: carbon emissions, energy flow charts for all U.S. states
Released: 28-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
By the numbers: carbon emissions, energy flow charts for all U.S. states
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has updated its energy flow charts to include state-by-state energy use for 2015-2018. It also has released carbon emissions charts that depict a breakdown of all 50 states’ carbon emissions from 2014-2017.

Newswise: Keck Medical Center of USC Named to U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals Honor Roll
Released: 28-Jul-2020 12:05 AM EDT
Keck Medical Center of USC Named to U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals Honor Roll
Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, was ranked No. 18 on the U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. The academic medical center also was ranked among the top 5 hospitals in California and top 3 hospitals in the Los Angeles metro area.

Newswise: Could the Answer to Groundwater Resources Come From High in the Sky?
Released: 11-Jun-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Could the Answer to Groundwater Resources Come From High in the Sky?
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A new computational approach developed by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory offers a high-tech yet simple method for estimating groundwater: it pairs high-resolution images derived by satellite with advanced computer modeling to estimate aquifer volume change from observed ground deformation.

Newswise: Steady Streams: Bringing Safe Water to California Communities
Released: 9-Jun-2020 5:05 AM EDT
Steady Streams: Bringing Safe Water to California Communities
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

With a mix of research and outreach, the CSU is addressing one of California's greatest challenges by securing access to safe drinking water for some of the state's most vulnerable populations.

Released: 8-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Innovative Project Solves UCLA Health’s COVID-19 Testing Swab Shortage With 3D-Printed Swabs
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health has been granted permission from the Food and Drug Administration to use a 3D printed design for COVID-19 testing swabs. The effort was led by a fellow from the UCLA Biodesign program.

Newswise: Remarkable Grads from the Class of 2020
Released: 29-May-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Remarkable Grads from the Class of 2020
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

This spring, the California State University​ will award degrees to more than 100,000 students who come from all walks of life. These students embody some of the characteristics that make the CSU’s student body so remarkable: resiliency, integrity and an eagerness to use their education to lift up those who come after them.

Newswise: COVID lockdown, seasonal changes affect California’s emissions
Released: 9-Apr-2020 8:05 AM EDT
COVID lockdown, seasonal changes affect California’s emissions
University of Alabama Huntsville

California’s nitrous oxide (NO₂) air pollution has been reduced by a combination of the state’s COVID-19 lockdown and naturally occurring effects, according to an atmospheric scientist at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)

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Released: 10-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Test-Optional Admission Policy Introduced at University of Redlands
University of Redlands

In a major update to its undergraduate admissions policy, the University of Redlands will shift to a test-optional admissions process, providing most applicants the choice of whether or not to submit SAT or ACT scores. The policy will go into effect this fall, for students entering college in the fall of 2021.

Released: 5-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EST
No increase in crime under California’s ‘sanctuary state’ status, UCI study finds
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., March 5, 2020 — The implementation of California Senate Bill 54 – which limits, but does not prohibit, state and local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities – did not cause an increase in crime, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Irvine. This is the first systematic analysis to be conducted on the impact of the measure since California’s “sanctuary state” status went into effect on Jan.

Newswise: California can become carbon neutral by 2045
Released: 30-Jan-2020 11:10 AM EST
California can become carbon neutral by 2045
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have identified a robust suite of technologies to help California clear the last hurdle and become carbon neutral – and ultimately carbon negative – by 2045. This groundbreaking study, “Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California,” was conducted as part of LLNL’s expansive energy programs work and the Laboratory’s Carbon Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to identify solutions to enable global-scale CO2 removal from the atmosphere and hit global temperature targets.

Newswise: CSU Faculty, Staff Honored for Extraordinary Dedication to Student Success
Released: 27-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST
CSU Faculty, Staff Honored for Extraordinary Dedication to Student Success
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

​Annual Wang Family Excellence Awards highlight remarkable contributions in teaching, scholarship and service to the California State University.

Newswise: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore Lab Foundation, ClimateWorks to unveil report on California’s road to carbon neutrality
Released: 23-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore Lab Foundation, ClimateWorks to unveil report on California’s road to carbon neutrality
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LLNL will host a briefing to unveil the new report “Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California,” which identifies a robust suite of technologies to help California clear the last hurdle and become carbon neutral by 2045.

Released: 13-Jan-2020 1:05 PM EST
Widespread droughts affect southern California water sources six times a century
University of Arizona

Severe droughts happened simultaneously in the regions that supply water to Southern California almost six times per century on average since 1500, according to new University of Arizona-led research.

Released: 8-Jan-2020 12:40 PM EST
Many in LA jails could be diverted into mental health treatment
RAND Corporation

More than 3,300 people in the mental health population of the Los Angeles County jail are appropriate candidates for diversion into programs where they would receive community-based clinical services rather than incarceration, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Newswise: Finding Meaning in ‘Rick and Morty,’ One Burp at a Time
2-Dec-2019 10:35 AM EST
Finding Meaning in ‘Rick and Morty,’ One Burp at a Time
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

One of the first things viewers of “Rick and Morty” might notice about Rick is his penchant for punctuating his speech with burps. Brooke Kidner has analyzed the frequency and acoustics of belching while speaking, and by zeroing in on the specific pitches and sound qualities of a midspeech burp, aims to find what latent linguistic meaning might be found in the little-studied gastrointestinal grumbles. Kidner will present her findings at the 178th ASA Meeting.

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Released: 4-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST
3 Reasons to Celebrate the CSU
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

​​​​​​​With 23 campuses serving more than 482,000 students across the state, the California State University has the power to transform lives with higher education. And the 3.8 million alumni who are driving the world's fifth largest economy are a testament to that. Read on for more reasons to celebrate the CSU.

27-Nov-2019 9:50 AM EST
Characterizing Whale Vocalization Can Help Map Migration
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Killer whale pods each have their own set of calls they use to communicate, sometimes referred to as the pod’s “dialect.” By characterizing a pod’s calls, researchers can track its seasonal movements, gaining a better understanding of the whales’ lives. Jessica Sportelli at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography studies a pod of relatively unknown killer whales in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada and she will describe their repertoire of calls at the 178th ASA Meeting.

Released: 26-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST
Nine UCI researchers named AAAS fellows
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 26, 2019 — Nine University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from neurodevelopment and chemical synthesis to labor economics and library sciences have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. A total of 443 AAAS members are being honored this year for their efforts to further science or its applications.

Newswise: New UCLA study finds short-term visit to severely polluted city is bad for your health
Released: 25-Nov-2019 12:55 PM EST
New UCLA study finds short-term visit to severely polluted city is bad for your health
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA study finds even a short-term visit to a severely polluted city is bad for your health

Newswise: 52 UC San Diego Researchers Are Most Highly Cited in Their Fields
Released: 25-Nov-2019 12:25 PM EST
52 UC San Diego Researchers Are Most Highly Cited in Their Fields
University of California San Diego

Fifty-two faculty members and researchers at the University of California San Diego are among the world’s most influential in their fields, according to Web of Science Group's 2019 listing.

Newswise: Keck Medicine of USC announces launch of USC Epilepsy Care Consortium to serve epilepsy patients throughout Southern and Central California
Released: 19-Nov-2019 4:40 PM EST
Keck Medicine of USC announces launch of USC Epilepsy Care Consortium to serve epilepsy patients throughout Southern and Central California
Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC announces the launch of the USC Epilepsy Care Consortium, a unique partnership of six independent epilepsy centers serving patients in Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Central Valley.

Released: 14-Nov-2019 12:55 PM EST
New Study Finds That Student Athletes at More Than Half of All High Schools in California Are at Greater Risk of Injury Due to Lack of Appropriate Care or Unqualifed Personnel Overseeing Their Health and Safety
National Athletic Trainers' Association

More than half (54.6%) of California schools reported that they either did not employ an AT (47.6%) or employed unqualified health personnel (UHP) in the role of AT (7%).

Newswise: University of Redlands and Esri celebrate a decade of 
Redlands Forum learning and discourse
Released: 5-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST
University of Redlands and Esri celebrate a decade of Redlands Forum learning and discourse
University of Redlands

What do anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, Atlantic reporter and author James Fallows, and activist Ralph Nadar all have in common? Each has made a mark on the world, and each has presented at the Redlands Forum, the education and cultural series sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town & Gown.

Newswise: Bye-Bye, Beaches
Released: 30-Oct-2019 3:45 PM EDT
Bye-Bye, Beaches
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Those beaches, as we know them today at least, almost certainly will not last. By the end of the 21st century, more than $150 billion in property along our coast could be under water. That's because the level of the sea is rising at an alarming rate, putting these areas at risk for devastating floods.


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