UCI News

The Conversation, Feb. 8, 2017
Berkeley, Milo Yiannopoulos and the lessons of free speech
Chancellor Howard Gillman, and School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine, [write]: Recent events at the University of California, Berkeley reflect the enormous difficulties that campuses can face when trying to ensure freedom of speech while, at the same time, meeting their duty to ensure an inclusive learning environment and to protect everyone’s safety.

BuzzFeed News, Feb. 8, 2017
Without evidence, Trump blames Chicago violence on undocumented immigrants
Charis Kubrin, a University of California, Irvine criminology professor who has extensively studied the correlation between immigrants and crime, said Trump’s statement was too broad and diminishes the complexity of Chicago’s crime issues. “That just completely negates all of the other things going on in that city that contribute to gang problems, but on the other hand I don’t want to say gangs don’t matter,” [she] told BuzzFeed News.

Fortune, Feb. 9, 2017
Here’s what U.S. business should expect if Neil Gorsuch becomes a Supreme Court Justice
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean, Distinguished Professor, and Raymond Pryke professor of First Amendment law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, [writes]: Gorsuch’s record as a judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals since 2006 shows him to be a staunch conservative, who overall favors business interests in his decisions.

London School of Economics, Feb. 8, 2017
Gerrymandering the Presidency: Why Trump could lose the popular vote in 2020 by 6 percent and still win a second term.
Charles Anthony Smith, Alex Keena, at UCI, [and others write]: When the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of partisan gerrymandering this year, they will decide not only the fate of popular control in the House of Representatives and many state legislatures, but quite possibly the Presidency as well.

Wired, Feb. 9, 2017
Trump can’t stop the globalization of work − the internet will see to that
“The unintended consequence of the proposed executive order and even the current one will be more U.S. jobs being done overseas,” says Catharine Fisk, an international labor expert at the University of California, Irvine.

KCRW, Feb. 8, 2017
Recapping arguments on Trump’s travel ban
Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries – will the federal government or Washington state prevail? We look at the arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. … Guests: John Eastman and  UCI law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine.

Southern California Public Radio, Feb. 9, 2017
Icy hot
Welcome to the South Pole Ice Core Project.  It’s a joint venture of the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Washington. The project’s hardy explorers are drilling into the ice about two miles from the pole.  By boring down into the ice sheet, they’re actually going back in time.

Previously “In the News”