UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, April 7, 2022
UCI Names New Dean of Law School
University of California, Irvine, named Austen Parrish as its third ever dean of its law school. He will assume the post on Aug. 3. Parrish is the dean at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. A top 20 public law school, it was founded in 1842 as the first state university law school in the Midwest. … Under Parrish’s leadership since 2014, the Maurer School of Law completed a $60 million capital campaign and grew its research centers, established new clinics and built pipeline programs with dozens of university partnerships. … … “With his clear vision, proven leadership and stellar accomplishments, Austen Parrish is the right person to guide UCI Law to greater heights, and we are excited he will be joining UCI,” Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a statement. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KCBS Radio, April 6, 2022 (Audio)
After two years of pandemic, have we gotten too relaxed with COVID-19?
As we trudge through another year of the pandemic and COVID-related regulations continue to wane, fewer people are getting tested for the virus, making it hard to know where we actually are in fighting it. For more on this, KCBS Radio news anchor Megan Goldsdby spoke with Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health], epidemiologist and demographer at UC Irvine.

KPCC, April 4, 2022
New Report Details Bruce Willis’ Challenges On Set With Aphasia; We Look More Into These Cognitive Diseases
While aphasia is often brought on after a stroke or brain trauma, research shows it can also develop from a neurodegenerative disease, like Alzheimer’s or dementia. After reading how [Bruce] Willis’ colleagues struggled to understand and cope with his disease, we look into the best ways to recognize and respond when loved ones may experience memory or language challenges. … Today on AirTalk, we’ll hear from … Assistant professor of neurology at the University of California Irvine, Dr. Ahmad Sajjadi, who studies and treats patients with dementia, aphasia and other degenerative diseases.

Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2022
Rape exceptions to abortion bans were once widely accepted. No more
If Mississippi’s law is upheld and the court rewrites Roe, the lack of rape and incest exceptions could be replicated in many other conservative states. That carries grave physical and psychological implications for sexual abuse survivors who become pregnant, according to Michele Goodwin, a UC Irvine [Chancellor’s] Professor who studies law and health and is the founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. “When there are no exceptions for a person who survived rape or incest, it means the state is coercing that person into a pregnancy they don’t want,” she said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

History, April 6, 2022
7 Sports of Ancient Greece
“The Greeks valued physical and athletic prowess, and the toned male body was sought after as aesthetically pleasing,” says Zina Giannopoulou, an associate professor of classics at the University of California, Irvine who has compared the ancient and modern Olympics. “Physical strength and prowess were also signs of moral strength, denoting self-discipline, hard work, and dedication to winning.” Athletes were seen as the epitome of arete, a Greek word that means virtue or excellence. …”

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