UCI News

ABC7, Feb. 4, 2016
Southern California scientist creating mutant mosquitoes
A vector biologist at University of California, Irvine is creating mutant mosquitoes. By injecting the insects’ DNA with antibodies taken from mice, Anthony James said he has successfully taken away their ability to spread malaria. “We’ve given the mosquito a little piece of the mouse immune system that allows them to fight off human malaria, and it worked in the mosquito as well,” said James.

Long Beach Leader, Feb. 4, 2016
Dr. Constance Iloh, UCI academic scholar
Getting equitable access has been a major motivator for Constance Iloh’s commitment toward helping low-income students, students of color, and “post-traditional” students gain a solid foothold in meeting their higher education goals. … “It has led me to focus specifically on student experiences, equity and access, especially as it relates to for-profit college and community college sectors,” she said.

The New York Times, Feb. 4, 2016
In China, books that make money, and enemies
The party’s propaganda organs, for example, relentlessly portray Mr. Xi and his wife as a loving first couple. And the more the Xi love story is trumpeted in official media, “the more somebody might want to pick up this book that purports to talk about what’s really going on behind closed doors,” said Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a professor of Chinese history at the University of California, Irvine.

Yahoo! News, Feb. 5, 2016
Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study
In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher level of online browsing, including checking social media websites such as Facebook. … “When you get less sleep, you’re more prone to distraction,” said lead researcher Gloria Mark, “If you’re being distracted, what do you do? You go to Facebook. It’s lightweight, it’s easy, and you’re tired.”

The National Book Review, Feb. 4, 2016
Review: How to stop the super-rich from dominating presidential politics
Law Professor Rick Hasen of the University of California, Irvine, explains in his eminently readable and compelling new book, the outsized influence of the super wealthy over our elections was by no means predestined.

Daily Pilot, Feb. 4, 2016
Art and biology mix at new UC Irvine exhibit
Artists from around the globe will showcase their understanding of art and biology in an exhibit opening Saturday at UC Irvine‘s Beall Center for Art + Technology. The display, called “Wetware: Art Agency Animation,” will include works created by three artists during a three-week UCI residency in October and November.

Previously “In the News”