UCI IN THE NEWS – APRIL 13, 2018

Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2018
Those bloody clashes at UC Berkeley put Democrats and Republicans in the Capitol at odds over free speech
The Kiley-Quirk measure has been endorsed by the 13 Democrats and Republicans who make up the Assembly Committee on Higher Education. The measure was drafted with input from Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley School of Law, and Howard Gillman, chancellor of UC Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Daily Pilot, April 12, 2018
Guilty or not guilty? It’s Shakespearean drama as UCI law school deans face off in mock trial of Hamlet
For one night, the Irvine Barclay Theatre was transformed into a courtroom where Song Richardson, the dean of UCI Law, defended the fictional Danish prince against a charge of first-degree murder in the killing of Polonius. The prosecutor was played by Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI Law’s founding dean and now dean of UC Berkeley’s law school. U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford moderated the event as the two presented their case to the jury — the audience — which ultimately determined Hamlet’s fate. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, April 12, 2018
This mom with ALS hopes a groundbreaking UCI clinical trial will let her see her 2 kids grow up
Dr. Namita Goyal …. the UCI Health neurologist and ALS specialist who delivered the devastating news to the Wittenbergs …. was able offer a thin sliver of hope. She told the couple about Brainstorm, a new clinical trial researchers hope will slow down disease progression for ALS patients, reduce symptoms and possibly give them a few more years to live. … Goyal is a lead researcher at UC Irvine on this clinical trial, which is being carried out at six trial centers nationwide on 200 patients.

The Mercury News, April 13, 2018
How much does your CEO make compared to you? Now, that ratio is public
Margarethe Wiersema, a corporate strategy professor at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, says prior to the 1980s CEO pay wasn’t “so extravagant.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

DailyMail.com, April 10, 2018
Why you REALLY shouldn’t sweat the small stuff: People who fret over minor things for more than a day have a much higher risk of chronic disease
“Our research shows negative emotions that linger after even minor, daily stressors have important implications for our long term physical health,” said Kate Leger, a graduate teaching assistant at UC Irvine.

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