UCI News

The New York Times, Dec. 28, 2018 (Opinion)
Can a Corpse Give Birth?
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, a law professor at the University of California-Irvine and a bioethics expert, said that there are probably more cases of end-of-life wishes being ignored than are known. That’s in part because laws restricting bodily autonomy have historically targeted “women who are dispossessed and lack socio-economic clout,” said Ms. Goodwin. “If you don’t have social clout, you don’t know to go to the A.C.L.U.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 8, 2019
Shutdown Headaches for University Researchers
“Most laboratories run kind of like small businesses,” said Eric Saltzman, a distinguished professor of earth system science at the University of California, Irvine. “Once uncertainty gets high, then people get conservative.” Saltzman, whose work is supported by NSF, studies how the atmosphere is shaped by climate change. He received research grant funding before the shutdown went into effect, but he said scientists are always anticipating where the money for their next research project will come from. And the shutdown delays peer reviews of new proposals as well as decisions on grant awards.

Daily Pilot, Jan. 7, 2019 (Opinion)
New year requires new solutions to aging problems in area schools
Many colleges and universities, for instance, have launched campaigns to lure students back to liberal arts and humanities by emphasizing their positive attributes and relevance to the job market. In November, UC Irvine announced that it is leading a national study that aims to identify the value of a liberal arts education. Look to schools to promote the findings, when available. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Business Journal, Jan. 7, 2019
Mission Hospital Getting New Chief Executive
UCI MIND, the University of California, Irvine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, raised $370,000 at its 9th annual gala … last month, a record for the organization. … It’s spearheading a study on the correlation between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, with the intent to improve understanding of brain aging and dementia in Down syndrome. Dr. Ira Lott, leading the study, said the connection between the two diseases goes back to the 1940’s. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Hispanic Engineer, Jan. 7, 2019
UC Irvine hopes to find how young people are using digital technology
One in three users of the internet is younger than 18, yet cyberspace isn’t geared toward them. That’s why the Connected Learning Lab in the California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology at UC Irvine hopes to better understand how young people are using digital technology. … Cultural anthropologist and informatics professor-in-residence Mimi Ito directs the lab. … According to Candice Odgers, a UC Irvine professor of psychological science who studies adolescents’ mental health and development, many adolescents are actually thriving in the digital age.

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