UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 18, 2019
Q&A
The Business Journal’s Sherry Hsieh asked OC healthcare executives to weigh in on the hospital of tomorrow. …. Richard Gannotta, Chief Executive, UCI Health said, “In addition, UCI Health’s role as Orange County’s only academic medical center is unique. We provide the full spectrum of care along with teaching and research, pursuing a mission that moves beyond boundaries of community hospitals.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Conversation, Feb. 21, 2019
Why cities should stop playing Amazon’s game and quit offering companies tax incentives
Amihai Glazer, professor of economics, University of California, Irvine writes, “In my own research as an economist studying corporate welfare, I have found and reviewed much evidence on the effectiveness of tax and other incentives. My conclusion: Incentives just don’t work.”

The FADER, Feb. 20, 2019
How YNW Melly’s “Murder on My Mind” could be used in the courtroom
Charis E. Kubrin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at University of California, Irvine, has dedicated much of the past half-decade to researching the use of rap lyrics in courtrooms and fielding calls from defense lawyers who want their clients’ art to be deemed inadmissible. … The FADER spoke with Kubrin over the phone yesterday afternoon to discuss YNW Melly’s case and the use of rap lyrics in the courtroom more broadly.

Venture Beat, Feb. 20, 2019
How the ESA’s acting CEO views video game addiction
[Stanley Pierre-Louis said], But I will say, at the federal level there is a lot of interest in the power of games. You have, for example, the Department of Education that funds game research and how to use games in educational ways. Past administrations have actually had a video game guild, where they talk about games. Obviously there was Constance Steinkuehler, who’s a professor at UC-Irvine now. She spent time at the White House promoting the value of games in learning. There is a lot of interest in the power of games.

CBS2, Feb. 20, 2019 (Video)
Mother Gives Son Life A Second Time After Donating Her Kidney
Fabian Pardo, who was suffering from end-stage kidney disease was in dire need of a transplant and his mother turned out to be a perfect match. … The transplant surgery took place two weeks ago, and doctors at UCI Medical Center now say Pardo and Ramirez are both recovering well. “My mama gave me her kidney, a second life, after she gave birth to me, and so I feel blessed,” Pardo said, tearing up.

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