UCI News

The Washington Post, Dec. 3, 2022
Law school revolt against U.S. News rankings gains steam
“They have a business to run, and right now, they have a crisis of credibility,” said Austen Parrish, law dean at the University of California, Irvine. He said U.S. News representatives called him to discuss criticism after Parrish announced the school would decline to answer questions for the next version of the ranking. … Hal S. Stern, provost of UC Irvine, said the public university has no plans to end cooperation with the U.S. News undergraduate rankings. “We are in support of providing information that allows parents and students to make good choices,” Stern said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

The New York Times, Dec. 3, 2022 (Opinion)
Opinion: The Next Anti-Abortion Tactic: Attacking the Spread of Information
Michele Goodwin, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law and Mary Ziegler, UC Davis law professor write, “Now that abortion has been banned in more than a dozen states, abortion opponents want to stoke confusion about the legality of not just having an abortion, but even of discussing the procedure. The ultimate goal seems to be ensuring that women are unclear about their options to obtain an abortion or contraception, in their home state or elsewhere.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

WNYC Studios – The Takeaway, Dec. 5, 2022 (Audio)
How Racism Created the Thin Ideal
Professor Sabrina Strings says that while we may have had a few years in which having curves was considered fashionable, the thin ideal has never truly gone “out” of style. It’s older than America itself — but just like America, it’s rooted in racist hierarchiesProfessor Strings is an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine and author of “Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia.”

KABC, Dec. 4, 2022
Orange County enters COVID-19 ‘medium’ transmission level as cases rise
“I firmly predict an increase in hospitalizations, but I’m not willing to say it will be just like last year,” when the new Omicron variant took root, Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service. “The hospitalizations are back to summer levels, so it will be interesting to see where they go. It will exceed summer levels, but probably won’t get to last year’s Omicron-driven levels.”

Orange County Business Journal, Dec. 5, 2022
TAE, Born Out of UCI, Keeps Local Links
TAE Technologies, Inc. was founded out of the University of California, Irvine and maintains “a deep and ongoing relationship with the UC system.” “This is a company born out of UCI,” said TAE Chief Marketing Officer Jim McNiel told the Business Journal. … Co-founder and CEO Michl Binderbauer received his Ph.D. in physics from UCI in 1996. Binderbauer’s mentor and the co-founder of TAE Technologies was UCI Professor Norman Rostoker, who inspired the name “Norman” for the company’s current reactor. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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