UCI News

The New York Times, April 27, 2018
Texas’ Voter ID Law Does Not Discriminate and Can Stand, Appeals Panel Rules

Richard L. Hasen, an election law expert and law professor at the University of California, Irvine, said the decision seemed to preclude Texas from preclearance. But he added that the possibility of federal oversight of Texas election procedures still existed in another case, the state’s redistricting legal battle, which is now before the Supreme Court. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

60 Minutes, April 29, 2018
CRISPR: The gene-editing tool revolutionizing biomedical research
At the University of California, [Irvine] scientists used a form of CRISPR to edit mosquitos so they can’t transmit malaria.

Coast Magazine, April 28, 2018
Women of Coast
Dr. Shaista Malik, Director of the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute at UC Irvine. … “I liked science even as a little girl,” says Malik. Eventually she earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford, then a master’s in public health at UCLA before pursuing medical school at UC Irvine.

The Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2018
The migrant caravan arrives at California’s doorstep, amid protests, cheers and questions
“The willingness of these people to house these immigrants reflects that there is a division in the United States and in California over the appropriate course of immigration policy,” said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at UC Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, April 28, 2018
UCI neonatal reunion carnival in Orange brings families and staff together
Aubree Semmelman and her parents celebrated her birthday and the lives of others at UCI Medical Center’s neonatal reunion carnival …. The biennial event attracted up to 300 invited guests, giving nurses in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit a chance to reunite with the children they treated as babies. “It reaffirms what we do and that they’re happy to be here and share their lives with us,” said unit nurse Keva Edwards.

Previously “In the News”