UCI News

AP, Aug. 1, 2018
Corporate donations are new test for Democratic candidates
“Corporate PACs making contributions is not where the major campaign finance action is these days,” said Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California at Irvine. “If you asked me to name the top 10 things wrong with campaign finance, I’m not sure corporate PAC money would be among them.”

Daily Pilot, Aug. 2, 2018
Irvine Museum Collection exhibits popular works from its past as it plans for move to UCI
If all goes according to plan, the Irvine Museum Collection will find a permanent home on campus in three to four years, becoming part of the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art (IMCA). … “We are strongly and energetically encouraged (by UCI) to make this a shorter project rather than a longer one,” said [Stephen] Barker who is also dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, Aug. 1, 2018
Landscape on marijuana research shifting despite federal roadblocks
This week, UC Irvine announced it received a $9 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study how long-term cannabis exposure affects young people’s brains. … UC Irvine’s federally funded project won’t include human trials, relying instead on observational and data-driven studies carried out over the next four years. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Sacramento Bee, Aug. 2, 2018
Overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn’t be the biggest obstacle for abortion access in California
Michele Goodwin, a law professor at the University of California at Irvine, suspects that going forward, the court is more likely to tackle cases that progressively tighten access to abortion and reproductive services, rather than a direct challenge to Roe.

Michigan Radio, Aug. 2, 2018
Study: Droughts and heat waves happening at the same time
Felicia Chiang is the lead author of a new study on droughts and climate change, from the University of California-Irvine. “Essentially we found that droughts are warming faster than the average climate in the southern, the midwestern and the northeastern states of the U.S.,” she says.

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