UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, July 11, 2016
Choreographer joins UCI’s arts school
International artistic director and choreographer Lar Lubovitch has joined the dance department at the University of California, Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts as a Distinguished Professor. … He’s been ranked as “one of the 10 best choreographers in the world” by The New York Times.

Money, July 11, 2016
What makes a college a great value?
UC Irvine shines in serving one of the most diverse student bodies in the country: More than 40 percent of students come from low-income families. Yet the school still boasts an 86 percent graduation rate − an impressive 41 percent higher than similar colleges.

Los Angeles Times, July 11, 2016
Four in 10 UC students do not have a consistent source of high-quality, nutritious food, survey says
UC Irvine student Chris Tafoya admits that he’s often hungry and doesn’t eat the nutritious foods he should. …UC President Janet Napolitano, in conjunction with the survey’s release, announced a $3.3-million effort to expand the fight against campus malnutrition. Each campus will receive $151,000, adding to the $75,000 each received last year to build what officials say will be the nation’s most comprehensive, systematic plan to tackle the problem.

Reuters, July 11, 2016
Over-the-counter devices help chronic stuffy noses
“Consumers should try these relatively safe devices before accepting surgery,” co-author Christopher Badger of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine told Reuters Health by email. … “External nasal dilator strips and nasal clips are effective devices that should be utilized before subjecting patients to the risks of surgery,” Badger advised.

Reuters, July 12, 2016
For Chinese officials, Trump perhaps better the devil they don’t know
Trump advisor Peter Navarro, an economist at University of California, Irvine and the author of the book, Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World, said a Trump presidency would lead to respect. “The central difference between a Trump administration and the current administration or a Clinton administration is respect. The leaders of Russia, the leaders of China will respect Mr. Trump, will respect America because we will be strong economically, militarily and politically.”

BuzzFeed News, July 12, 2016
Sorry, you can no longer buy human skulls on eBay
“The sale of these skulls is just a symptom of the wider problem of the trade in human body parts,” Michele Goodwin, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, and author of Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts, told BuzzFeed News. “There is a history of anatomical grave robbing in this country that goes back to the Civil War, and the laws have never been properly straightened out.”

Previously “In the News”