UCI News

The Washington Post, July 20, 2018
Russian firm indicted in special counsel probe cites Kavanaugh decision to argue that charge should be dismissed
The exceptions in Kavanaugh’s opinion, said Richard Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California at Irvine, create “potentially a huge loophole for foreign and undisclosed issue ads on federal elections.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

CNN, July 20, 2018
The myth of the sunscreen pill
Because these manufacturers call their products nutritional supplements instead of drugs, they are able to sell the products at major pharmacies without FDA regulation and oversight, according to Dr. Kenneth Linden, a professor of dermatology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the co-director of its Melanoma Center.

Morning Star, July 19, 2018
Illinois’ lawsuit against Navient can proceed — why student loan borrowers should pay attention
And indeed, other courts have come down differently on what encompasses a disclosure, which can be a nuanced issue, said Dalié Jiménez, a professor at University of California-Irvine’s law school. It makes sense in theory that lawmakers would want to avoid creating two sets of disclosure requirements — one state and one federal, said Jiménez, who was on the founding staff of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Daily Pilot, July 19, 2018
National Choreographers Initiative allows creativity to flourish
“We really try not to put the pressure of performance on it; instead, we want [participants] to be creative, explore and develop new work,” said Molly Lynch, founder and artistic director of NCI. …Lynch is also a professor of dance at UC Irvine and recently became chair of the dance department there. … Lynch said, “Choreographers are allowed to do a piece of their choosing, with no set length of piece, or music, or timing.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Bark, July 2018
Therapy Dogs Effective In Reducing Symptoms Of ADHD
This study was conducted at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and led by Sabrina E.B. Schuck, PhD, MA, executive director of the UCI Child Development Center. … “The take away from this is that families now have a viable option when seeking alternative or adjunct therapies to medication treatments for ADHD, especially when it comes to impaired attention,” said Schuck.

Previously “In the News”