UCI News

The New York Times, April 2, 2017
No License Plates Here: Using Art to Transcend Prison Walls
There is little scientific data to support arts programming in reducing recidivism, but Susan Turner, a professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine, is evaluating the state’s new initiative for the William James Association, a nonprofit specializing in arts programs in nontraditional settings, to assess whether it positively affects resilience and self-awareness and if so, why. “Art resonates,” she said. “People want to believe that the arts make a difference.”

Forbes, April 3, 2017
How Job Hunters Can Look For Age-Friendly Employers
As NPR’s Ina Jaffe reported, a just-released study by David Neumark, an economics professor at the University of California, Irvine, and two others, tracked responses to over 40,000 resumés and found the call-back rate for interviews was lowest for older workers — and worse for older women than for older men.

International Business Times, April 3, 2017
Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Betting Odds: Chances Of Congress Approving Supreme Court Nominee
In March, Erwin Chemerinsky, who serves as dean and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the University of California’s Irvine School of Law, wrote that “the original understanding of the Constitution is unknowable, and even if it could be known, should not be binding today.”

Huffington Post, April, 3, 2017
Create a Summer that Sizzles For Your Child’s Personal Development and the College Admissions Process
Greg Kaplan, graduate of the UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: “The most important part of the college application process is to stay true to the skills, passions, and interests that make your child unique. By encouraging your child to excel in what matters most to her, she will develop the skills and leadership that college admissions officers covet.”

The Sacramento Bee, April 3, 2017
More powerful than Prozac? UC researchers target brain enzyme in mice.
It’s called the Study of Nasal Insulin to Fight Forgetfulness, or SNIFF. Researchers at 26 U.S. medical centers, including the University of California, Irvine, are recruiting participants for the 18-month clinical trial. It’s based on evidence that insulin, a naturally occurring hormone, performs multiple functions in the brain, but when disrupted, it may contribute to development of Alzheimer’s.

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