UCI News

Daily Pilot, Feb. 2, 2018
UC Irvine ‘Dreamer’ finds her voice after attending State of the Union address
[Leslie] Martinez told of how she was brought to the U.S. from Mexico at age 2 and eventually interned at UC Irvine Medical Center as a junior in high school with the help of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA …. Oscar Teran, director of the Dreamers Resource Center at UCI, said: “I’m always impressed when students put themselves out there to advocate for others, and Leslie took this bold opportunity to be Correa’s guest. I think it took a lot of courage.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Futurism, Feb. 4, 2018
A New Discovery About Human Skin Could Help Us Eliminate Scarring
“Previous approaches to scar-reducing therapies focused on minimizing the size of the scar, but not eliminating it all together,” Maksim Plikus of the University of California, Irvine, a co-author of the study, told Futurism. …  “Our research shows that adult skin in mammals has much broader regenerative potential than previously assumed,” Plikus said.

The Mercury News, Feb. 4, 2018
Gadgets for seniors: Ambitious techies roll out robots, smart gear for their elders
“We need to make the technology sophisticated enough that it makes it look easy,” said Dr. Kerry Burnight, a former professor of geriatrics at UC Irvine who now serves as chief gerontologist for grandPad. “It’s not dumbing down; it’s the opposite.”

Reuters, Feb. 5, 2018
As the world goes digital, is there a hack for inequality?
In other, richer parts of the world, the issue of digital inequality is more nuanced than it was a few decades ago, said Mark Warschauer, professor of education and informatics at the University of California, Irvine. … Children from wealthier backgrounds are using technology to gain knowledge, whereas children from poorer families focus more on chatting and playing, he added.

The Korea Times, Feb. 4, 2018
Liberals’ problem with immigration
“In the past in the United States and Western Europe, attitudes toward immigration did not fit so clearly on a left-right axis. The left was divided between organized labor, which largely opposed large-scale immigration as appears to be the case in Korea,” said Louis DeSipio, political science professor at University of California, Irvine. … “So, the positions on immigration have come to a clearer left-right divide,” he said.

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