UCI News

Daily Pilot, Jan, 3, 2019
Unsung Heroes: John Gratzle helps open career doors for adults with autism
“We just wanted to give a special thanks to [UCI health physicist] John Gratzle,” said Noelle Hales, the program’s autism enhancement instructor. “He has gone above and beyond to be a mentor to every single one of our interns here.” Project Search has a large network of programs across the nation, all serving people with disabilities, but Goodwill of Orange County’s partnership with UCI Medical Center focuses specifically on autism. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Sun Sentinel, Jan. 4, 2019
Watching too much hurricane news can leave you stricken with stress, study says
Watching the news to brace for a hurricane is a fact of life for us Floridians, but you need to be careful not to stay glued to all those media reports. Because if you do, you’re more likely to succumb to stress and mental health problems after the storm. “A steady diet of media while anticipating the disaster is not psychologically helpful,” said Roxane Cohen Silver, professor of psychological science and co-author of the study.

NPR, Jan. 2, 2019 (Audio)
‘Punishment Without Crime’ Highlights The Injustice Of America’s Misdemeanor System
This is Fresh Air. I’m Terry Gross. … “My guest, Alexandra Natapoff, is the author of the new book, “Punishment Without Crime.” … Natapoff is a professor of law at the University of California, Irvine. From 2000 to 2003, she was an assistant federal public defender in Baltimore. She drew on those experiences for the book, but it’s also based on extensive data she collected from every state around the country and on interviews with people who’ve gone through the misdemeanor process, as well as police, prosecutors, public defenders and judges.”

MarketWatch, Jan. 4, 2019
Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s profanities reveal America’s hierarchy of swearing
Mark LeVine, a professor of history at University of California, Irvine [said] “We live in an age of tweets and social media where the normal dichotomies between public and private have broken down. Not everyone lower down in the corporate food chain can get away with that kind of language — even if he is trying to emulate the alpha male.” … There are exceptions, however. LeVine says that some people — often times men in the corporate world — use foul language “as a way of demonstrating power and masculinity, but there’s only room for one alpha male in the White House,” he says.

The Washington Post, Jan. 4, 2019
Trump’s base did not elect him to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan
Michael Tesler, associate professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine writes, “But the complete reversal of Democrats’ and Republicans’ support for having troops in Syria underscores the key point: Americans rarely vote based on foreign policy. And Trump’s base certainly did not vote for him because they wanted him to withdraw troops from the Middle East.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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