UCI News

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 30, 2018
Look up! Tonight’s total lunar eclipse is special in at least three ways
“Molecules in the Earth’s atmosphere scatter the blue photons more than red photons,” said Tammy Smecker-Hane, a professor of physics and astronomy at UC Irvine. “A lot of the red photons go directly through our atmosphere and hit the moon, while the blue ones get scattered in all different directions.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, Jan. 28, 2018
UC Irvine drama program to present “Mrs. Packard,” portraying 19th century women’s rights advocate
UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama will present “Mrs. Packard” starting Saturday, Feb. 3, portraying the life of an early advocate for the rights of women and the mentally ill. … Melissa Livingston, a third-year Master of Fine Arts in Directing candidate, directs the play, [said] …. “In a time when she had no legal rights, Elizabeth Packard was a woman who refused to be silenced. She demanded liberty on her own terms.”

KPCC, Take Two, Jan. 29, 2018
Does Trump’s new DACA plan have a chance?
Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Chicano studies at the University of California in Irvine: “I think the changes to legal immigration — particularly family migration — are the hardest [for Democratic lawmakers to take]. Democrats seemed open to spending some money on border security. Whether it’s called a wall or not is up in the air. I think they’re open to changes to the visa lottery, but the legal immigration changes would take a lot of negotiation.”

Vox, Jan. 30, 2018
“I want more than anything to just live my life”: DREAMers wrestle with being used as “hostages” in immigration debate
“I’d rather live in legal limbo than concede to these horrific points that would hurt future immigrants, including my family,” wrote DACA recipient Adriana Garcia Maximiliano, a PhD student at the University of California Irvine.

Prevention, Jan. 26, 2018
I Tried Apple Cider Vinegar Shots For 30 Days—Here’s What Happened
I talk to Katie Rankell, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at UC Irvine Medical Center. “Acetic acid found in vinegar has been shown to lower blood sugar and aid in a feeling of fullness,” she explains. “It lowers blood sugar by reducing the absorption of carbohydrates.”

Previously “In the News”