UCI News

Today, July 8, 2019
Devices that emit piercing, high-pitched sounds installed at parks to stop teen loitering
“These devices have been banned in some municipalities in Europe,” Dr. Hamid Djalilian, professor of otolaryngology and biomedical engineering and director of otology and neurotology at the University of California, Irvine told TODAY. “The main issue is that children who are young and can’t express themselves could be hearing the sound,” Djalilian said, citing children with autism as a group who could be affected.

Wired, July 8, 2019
Waze Data Can Help Predict Car Crashes and Cut Response Time
In May, a team of medical researchers with UCLA and University of California, Irvine published a paper in the journal Jama Surgery suggesting that places in California might be able to use data from the crowdsourced traffic app Waze to cut emergency response times.  … The researchers concluded that Waze users notify the app of crashes an average of 2 minutes, 41 seconds before anyone alerts law enforcement. That almost-three minutes of lead time might not always be the difference between life and death, says Sean Young, a professor of medicine at UCLA and UCI ….

The New York Times, July 3, 2019
She Was Forced to Give Birth in Handcuffs. Now Her Case Is Changing Police Rules.
Michele Goodwin, a chancellor’s professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, said that while the bans were well intentioned, they had been undercut by a lack of accountability that enabled the practice to persist. “For the most part,” she said, “states that have banned the shackling of pregnant women haven’t bothered to go back and form commissions to see whether or not they are doing so.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

WNYC Studios, July 5, 2019 (Audio)
Money, Then and Now
Most evidence suggests that money arose from recordkeeping — or, as UC Irvine professor Bill Maurer explains to Bob, “in the beginning was not the coin… in the beginning was the receipt.” In this segment, Bob speaks with Maurer and Brown University’s Mark Blyth about past and present myths about money, and what the history of money might suggest about its future.

World Economic Forum, July 8, 2019
These are the world’s best ‘Golden Age’ universities
Times Higher Education has used the same methodology it applies to its World University Rankings to grade the world’s Golden Age institutions – universities founded between 1945 and 1967 which are now between around 50 and 80 years old. =8. University of California, Irvine, US Irvine, one of 10 institutions that make up the University of California, is based in Orange County – just to the south of Los Angeles. It has around 30,000 students and a library of 3.6 million books.

Previously “In the News”