UCI News

Southern California Public Radio, Feb. 16, 2016
How choosing a Supreme Court justice changes the 2016 campaign
The debate over whether it should be President Barack Obama or his successor who appoints the next Supreme Court justice is heating up. …  At stake are Affirmative Action, gun laws, campaign finance restrictions, and the reach of Presidential power. … Guests: Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the School of Law at UC Irvine and an expert on constitutional law ….

Daily Pilot, Feb. 16, 2016
UCI fotonovela tries to give students a clear picture of HPV
For the past few years, a group of UC Irvine students has been telling peers about human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. … “It started when I was working with a group of students who were interested in this topic. They wanted to look at HPV and the Latino population,” said [Lorena] Teran, who at the time of the project was a director of community engagement at UCI’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.

The New York Times, Feb. 16, 2016
A patient shot in his hospital room? Evolution of a Times story
I asked Scott Martin, head of security at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, how often weapons are deployed in hospitals across the country. At his hospital, which has a Taser program, there is extensive training and officers must report each instance in which he or she displays or deploys a weapon. But others are not so rigorous. He said: “It’s hard to know. It’s like if a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one there to hear it, is there sound?”

Southern California Public Radio, Feb. 16, 2016
The practicality (and possibility) of eradicating mosquitoes to stop Zika, other viruses
Guest: Anthony A. James, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at UC Irvine specializing in gene modification as a tool to combat mosquitoes that carry deadly diseases. He is currently working on a new plan to  prevent the Zika virus from becoming a health threat in Southern California

Inc., Feb. 16, 2016
How to overcome the biggest obstacle entrepreneurs face
A few months back, I met Ryan Foland − an entrepreneur who oversees digital marketing for 25 programs at the University of California, Irvine. … He explained his revolutionary concept for pitching called the 3-1-3. I had a chance to sit down with Ryan to have him explain the details.

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