The New York Times, Dec. 1, 2017
For Women in Jazz, a Year of Reckoning and Recognition
A mentor to Ms. Branch, the flutist [UCI professor] Nicole Mitchell, 50, had a banner year herself. The highlight was “Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds,” an album recorded with her Black Earth Ensemble, an eight-piece band playing percussion, strings and reeds from traditions across the globe. The suite bears the markings of communal expression, with a sound that’s grounded and raw.
The Atlantic, Jan./Feb. 2018
Can You Prove Your Innocence Without DNA?
Simon Cole, a criminology professor at UC Irvine and the director of the National Registry of Exonerations, estimates that thousands—possibly tens of thousands—of innocent men and women may have been convicted.
Smithsonian, Dec. 6, 2017
How a Wii Handset Inspired a Low-Cost 3D Ultrasound
Chris Fox, director of instructional ultrasound at UC Irvine … teaches ultrasound techniques to doctors across a wide variety of specialties, from the emergency room to internal medicine, how to capture and read ultrasound images. “The quality of care simply improves when you can look through the patient’s skin at the organs you’re concerned about, right there at the point of care, and not have to wait for another test to come back,” says Fox.
Chicago Tribune, Dec. 6, 2017
Feeling guilty about not spending time with your kids? Here’s what really matters
Mothers spend an average of 104 minutes a day with their children, while fathers spend 59 minutes, compared with the 54 minutes and 16 minutes mothers and fathers, respectively, spent with them in 1965, according to a 2016 University of California, Irvine study.
East Asia Forum, Dec. 4, 2017
What explains nuclear choices in East Asia?
Etel Solingen, professor of political science at UC Irvine, writes: “For over 70 years the United States has played a crucial role in East Asia not merely by providing extended deterrence but by also underpinning East Asia’s internationalising models and economic transformation.”