UCI News

The New York Times, Aug. 6, 2018
‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older AmericansThe bankruptcy project is a long-running effort now led by Professor Thorne; Professor Lawless; Pamela Foohey, a law professor at Indiana University; and Katherine Porter, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine. The project — which is financed by their universities — collects and analyzes court records on a continuing basis and follows up with written questionnaires. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

The Washington Post, Aug. 4, 2018
Environmental toxins are seen as posing risks during pregnancy
Don’t heat food in plastic, and reduce the amount of plastic that come into contact with food generally. “Don’t ever cook or reheat things in plastic, because the components of the plastic will come into the food or beverage. They will, guaranteed. Some more, some less — but you don’t need any of it,” said Bruce Blumberg, a professor of developmental and cell biology at the University of California at Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Diverse Issues In Higher Education, Aug. 3, 2018
UC Irvine Piloting Program to Hire Diverse STEM Faculty
“This program has successfully demonstrated that inclusive excellence in faculty hiring in STEM fields is not only possible, but indispensable to the future of higher education,” said [Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Dr. Enrique J.] Lavernia. … The four departments in UCI’s School of Physical Sciences and all STEM schools rank among the top 50 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Knowable Magazine, Aug. 1, 2018
Immigration isn’t linked to higher crime rates — but not everyone can believe it
Charis Kubrin [UCI professor of criminology, law & society] has spent more than a decade researching the effects of immigration on law and order. She’s finding that it takes more than data to make her case.

Building Design+Construction, Aug. 6, 2018
Academic honors: The importance of residence halls
High-rise towers at Mesa Court were built in response to a mandate to add 14,000 new residential rooms to the 10 UC campuses by 2020. “Our goal is to house 50% of students on campus,” said Brian Pratt, UCI Assistant Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect. “With Mesa Court, we’re now at 46%.”

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