UCI News

The Washington Post, July 21, 2017
Most kidnapped children are taken by a parent. That doesn’t mean they’re safe.
Jane K. Stoever, clinical professor of law and director of the domestic violence clinic at University of California, Irvine School of Law, writes: “Abduction by a parent can pose significant risk to a child’s safety and well-being. And for the domestic violence survivor whose child is abducted, this is the ultimate form of abuse. Parental abduction frequently is part of a larger dynamic of domestic violence.”

KPCC, July 24, 2017
Study shows impact of home visits for new moms, babies last long
“Of course, high-quality preschool matters a lot, but this study expands and helps to build upon other interventions that are also important that can occur before the child goes to preschool, even before birth,” said report co-author Maria Rosales, an assistant professor in education at the University of California – Irvine.

The Atlantic, July 24, 2017
5 Ways to Interfere in American Elections—Without Breaking the Law
According to Rick Hasen, an election-law scholar at the University of California, Irvine, it’s illegal for foreign nationals and foreign governments to make contributions to political campaigns and parties, or to independently spend money on ads that explicitly advocate the election or defeat of a particular candidate. But things get more nebulous with election-related communications by a foreign entity—especially in the less regulated online space as opposed to TV and radio.

Orange County Register, July 21, 2017
One way to save the environment from invasive species? Eat them
“There are some examples where some invasive species get started because they’re attractive and (people) like to plant them in their gardens and they escape from their gardens,” said Kailen Mooney, a UC Irvine professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. “The love of nature, the appreciation of a species, wanting to grow it and have it is how some invasive species got their start.”

Forbes, July 22, 2017
What America’s Corporations Can Do To Tackle Alzheimer’s
Joshua Grill, PhD, associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, writes: “This past week, thousands of the world’s leading Alzheimer’s disease researchers gathered in London to discuss and debate the latest research. … More than 5,000,000 Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. The cost of their care exceeds $250 billion annually, making this disease more costly than heart disease or cancer. Corporations are incurring costs as well.”

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