UCI News

The New Yorker, Dec. 2, 2015
The Shadow: A hundred years of Orson Welles
In his article on Orson Welles, author Alex Ross mentions It’s All True, a book authored by Catherine Benamou, associate professor of film & media studies, and calls it a “a masterpiece of scholarship.”

CNN, Dec. 8, 2015
Supreme Court takes up ‘one person, one vote’
The Supreme Court will take on a case on Tuesday that could upend the way that states draw their legislative lines. Richard L. Hasen, an election law expert from the University of California, Irvine School of Law, says that although the case is about state lines, it could influence how congressional district lines are drawn.

Southern California Public Radio, Dec. 7, 2015
How the ‘one person, one vote’ case in Texas could impact California
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in a case that’s based out of Texas about voting rights. Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of law and political science at UC Irvine, joined the show to tell more about how the case could have a profound impact on the political landscape in California. (Audio)

WNPR, Dec. 7, 2015
Yale searching for more objective way to diagnose autism
Jay Gargus [UCI] … a human geneticist and biophysicist, is hoping to prove that at least some kinds of autism can be diagnosed through a molecular-based test. … By detecting tiny glitches in cellular machinery, he aims to be able to offer pharmaceutical companies a useful tool for screening possible drugs, he said.

BuzzFeed, Dec. 7, 2015
Greenhouse gas emissions are flattening out even as economy grows
“There are hundreds of coal-burning power plants under construction, often in developing countries with financing from Chinese firms,” emissions expert Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine told BuzzFeed News by email. “Some of the places where coal is poised to boom have made vague (or no) pledges. Time will tell.”

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