UCI IN THE NEWS – FEB. 7, 2018

Becker’s Hospital Review, Feb. 6, 2018
UCI Health System CEO resigns; will stay on as faculty member: 6 notes
Howard Federoff, MD, PhD, vice chancellor for health affairs at University of California, Irvine and CEO of the UCI Health System, resigned. “[Dr. Federoff] is a brilliant physician and scientist,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman. “We are grateful for his three years of leadership as we expanded and reshaped our health enterprise for ongoing success.”

Orange County Register, Feb. 5, 2018
UCI Jewish community gets its own Torah and its 304,805 letters
Matthias Lehmann, director of the UCI Center of Jewish Studies, called the new Torah “a beautiful symbol of the Jewish tradition. … I love the idea that this is called the Unity Torah,” he said. “I think it’s important for all of us to come together and to show UCI is a welcoming place for all students.”

Center for Responsive Politics, Feb. 2, 2018
Outside groups to spend millions on tax messaging in 2018
Graeme Boushey, political science professor at the University of California Irvine in the state’s 45th District, said this poses an interesting dilemma for some Republicans. “For many Republican voters, this has been an objective — something they’ve desired for a very long time,” Boushey said. “But it’s intermingled with the concern that they will be personally injured by the bill.”

India Today, Feb. 5, 2018
Just like Andromeda, these galaxies rotate in sync, baffle scientists and deepen dark matter mystery
Andromeda offers another advantage, according to Marcel Pawlowski, a Hubble Fellow in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine, who is also the co-author of the study: “Because you see the galaxy almost edge-on, you can look at the line-of-sight velocities of its satellites to see the ones that are approaching and those that are receding, so it very clearly presents as a rotating disk.”

USA Today, Feb. 5, 2018
Court fights could erase some of the Republicans’ edge in Congress, legislatures
“Risk-averse line-drawers will do what they can to insulate themselves from lawsuits,” says Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California-Irvine School of Law. “It would have a general, moderating effect on the drawing of these lines.”

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