UCI News

Daily Pilot, Dec. 11, 2018
Founding dean of planned UCI pharmacy school comes aboard in January
UC Irvine will bring on researcher and pharmacist Jan Hirsch to oversee the planning of a new pharmacy school. Hirsch will join UCI in January as founding dean of the planned School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, one of the academic foundations of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KPCC, Dec. 11, 2018 (Audio)
USC sexual harassment hotline, Harvard invests in CA vineyards, romaine lettuce labeling
On Monday, we chatted with L.A. Times Reporter Harriet Ryan who covered news about the Pasadena obstetrician who allegedly mistreated 20 women. We’d like to pick up that conversation. UC Irvine chancellor’s professor of law Michele Goodwin gives a rundown of what to do if your M.D. acts inappropriately, and who’s responsible for their oversight. Guest: Michele Goodwin, UC Irvine Chancellor’s professor of law. [starts at 25:00]

Vox, Dec. 10, 2018
There’s a great anti-poverty bill in the Senate. Why haven’t we heard more about it?
What’s more, a growing body of evidence suggests that investments in early childhood development can pay off in lower crime, higher earnings, and greater educational attainment later on. Programs that give families cash, according to UC Irvine economist Greg Duncan, result in better learning outcomes and higher earnings for their kids. One study found a $3,000 annual income increase for poor parents is associated with 19 percent higher earnings for their child once he or she grows up. That implies that a child allowance of that size could dramatically improve the lives of children decades later.

The Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 10, 2018
Meanwhile in … the United States, students are attending college on esports scholarships
With the rise of competitive esports, schools are not only easing students’ financial burdens but also building elaborate gaming arenas like the one at the University of California, Irvine. As in other varsity sports, students are recruited in high school, in this case through the High School Esports League. The scholarships awarded range from $5,000 to $60,000 over four years.

Art News, Dec. 11, 2018
The Artist America Built: Daniel Joseph Martinez Visits Other Places and Other Histories in His Ongoing Critique of These United States
[Daniel Joseph] Martinez, … is a distinguished professor of art at University of California, Irvine, where he has trained nearly three decades of artists since the early 1990s. “Teaching is like breathing.” Martinez sees his teaching as a way to continue to evolve his own ideas, positionality, and practice as a whole. “Young people hold me accountable to the discourse of their time and their age,” he said. “They expect me to know what they are concerned about. I have to have some understanding of them, otherwise I cannot engage in discourse with them.”

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