UCI News

CBS Los Angeles, July 14, 2016
UC Irvine to host Rams 2016 training camp
The University of California, Irvine and the Los Angeles Rams have agreed to terms allowing the city’s newest sports team to host its 2016 training camp on their campus. … “This is an exciting time for NFL fans, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that this is a great experience for everyone involved,” said Mike Izzi, UCI athletic director. “We welcome the Rams back, and although UCI doesn’t have a football team, we take great pride in our facilities and our athletic accomplishments.”

NBC Los Angeles, July 14, 2016
Rams announce training camp schedule
Seventeen of the 23 practice days listed are open to the public, though 16 of those 17 open practices require a trip down to Orange County. After holding rookie mini-camp in Oxnard, the Rams now move down to the University of California, Irvine for training camp.

Southern California Public Radio, July 14, 2016
Should taxes on marijuana businesses help pay for homeless services?
The proposal suggests a tax of up to 10 percent of gross receipts from businesses that sell marijuana or related products. County analysts speculate that if passed, the measure could garner up to $130 million dollars per year to fund services like rent subsidies, mental health and substance abuse treatments. … Guests: Robert “Bob” Solomon, co-director of Community & Economic Development Clinic and clinical law professor, University of California, Irvine.

Reason.com, July 14, 2016
Drop that red cup! City criminalizes college parties
“There are important consequences to a misdemeanor conviction or any criminal record,” says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine, Law School. “This isn’t gentle by any means.”

Public News Service, July 15, 2016
Climate change effects on Rocky Mountain plant driven by sex
Kailen Mooney, the report’s co-author and a professor at the University of California, Irvine, said a warming planet has already affected where the plant grows at different elevations. “Just like in humans, where males and females are different, in plants, males and females are different and they have responded to climate change differently,” he said. “Specifically, what we found is that over the last 40 years, males have been increasing in abundance.”

Glamour, July 14, 2016
Could revenge porn finally become a federal crime
“The Intimate Privacy Protection Act needs to be passed by Congress to deal with a serious problem that has arisen with the development of the internet and social media: posting, without consent, of nude photographs and videos of sexual activity,” said Erwin Chermerinksy, the leading constitutional law scholar and dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

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