UCI News

USA Today, Dec. 4, 2018
Confidential informants are supposed to keep their work confidential. These two didn’t
Alexandra Natapoff, a Professor of Law at U.C. Irvine who has spent years studying law enforcement informants, said that while an informant outing themselves in a case before they are forced to is unusual, issues with their trustworthiness are regularly encountered. “One of the great risks of using informants is prosecutors and agents become reliant on inherently unreliable people to make their cases,” she said.

Public Radio of Armenia, Dec. 4, 2018
University of California, Irvine offering courses in Western Armenian
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is now offering courses in Western Armenian. The idea for the quarterly course series proposed by Houri Berberian drew some skepticism at first, but enrollment in Armenian 1A quickly reached maximum capacity, according to the university’s official website. When Houri Berberian became the Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies at UCI in 2016, she had a vision of what the School of Humanities program could become.

Chemical & Engineering News, Dec. 3, 2018
AAAS names 2018 Fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named its 2018 fellows, elected for their extraordinary achievements in advancing science. Of the 416 new fellows this year, 47 were in the AAAS Chemistry Section. Each fellow receives a certificate and a rosette pin.

KTLA5, Dec. 3, 2018 (Video)
Woman Files Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against UC Irvine
A UC Irvine Medical Center employee filed a lawsuit Monday claiming she was not protected from a university volunteer who stalked and sexually harassed her for more than one year. Carlin Motley detailed incidents of harassment allegedly by Ibrahim Eldumiati, who works as a fundraising volunteer for UC Irvine’s Medical School, at a news conference on Monday. She said the sexual harassment began in 2017 and included an incident at a campus event where Eldumiati allegedly walked up to her, began kissing her face and down her neck while she tried to get him off of her.

Laboratory Equipment, Nov. 29, 2018
Your Lab Can Be Greener Too
Carrie Metzgar, Sustainability and Planning Analyst at the University of California Irvine, along with the university’s sustainability team says that MGL tools have equipped several Principal Investigators to look at ways to save energy, engage people within and outside those labs to the cause, and use data to discover and demonstrate scalable initiatives.

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