UCI News

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 26, 2018
UC-Irvine Chancellor on Sessions’ ‘Snowflakes’ Comment: ‘Calling Each Other Names’ Isn’t Productive
Sure, when it comes to handling free-speech scuffles, colleges have room to improve, said Howard A. Gillman, chancellor of the University of California at Irvine and a noted First Amendment scholar, in a Chronicle interview. But that’s not the best way to think about the issue, he said. Gillman discussed ways colleges can “improve the quality of the conversation” about free expression. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, July 27, 2018
Motherhood in the Age of Fear
This has actually been confirmed by researchers. Barbara W. Sarnecka, a cognitive scientist at the University of California, Irvine, and her colleagues presented subjects with vignettes in which a parent left a child unattended, and participants estimated how much danger the child was in. … “It’s not about safety,” Dr. Sarnecka told me. “It’s about enforcing a social norm.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com

Daily Pilot, July 26, 2018
UC Irvine study delves into why women are more likely than men to suffer from Alzheimer’s
Two UC Irvine researchers recently began investigating why women are almost twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Drs. Sunil Gandhi and Mathew Blurton-Jones were the winners of a $100,000 grant competition organized by UCI’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) and the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, a group founded by Maria Shriver. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

AP, July 27, 2018
Legal implications on Trump or Cohen unclear on secret tape
“It’s a piece of evidence. It’s not a smoking gun,” Rick Hasen, a campaign finance law expert at the University of California, Irvine, said of the recording. “It’s relevant to the investigation, and it’s relevant to considering whether Trump or Cohen or AMI committed campaign finance violations, but on its own, it does not constitute proof of any violation.”

Orange County Register, July 27, 2018
Real estate news: Bixby Land Co. gifts $100,000 to create UCI endowment for real estate
“This gift is a tribute to Bill’s memory as a visionary leader who believed in supporting the next generation of real estate professionals,” said Ed Coulson, professor of economics & public policy and director of the Center for Real Estate. “He was a strong advocate of mentorship and worked with our leaders to launch our program. This award is the perfect way to continue his commitment to guiding UCI students.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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