UCI News

Orange County Register, May 31, 2017
UCI doctor-to-be coming full circle from birth to graduation
On Feb. 10, 1990, Dr. Manuel Porto delivered Brianna Miner, the first of quadruplet siblings born that night at UC Irvine Medical Center. On Saturday, June 3, Porto will again send Miner out into the world, this time as a doctor graduating from UCI’s School of Medicine.

The Washington Post, May 31, 2017
Republicans like Pence better than Trump. That’s unprecedented.
Martin Wattenberg, professor of political science at UCI, [writes]: “On a recent episode of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Colin Jost opened the news segment by saying, ‘Obviously, Trump’s not done yet, but let’s just say that Mike Pence is definitely warming up in the bullpen.’ The (presumably liberal) studio audience in New York applauded – probably because they believe that any ‘normal’ Republican would be better than Trump. Indeed, polls show that Democrats prefer Pence over Trump.”

The Mercury News, May 31, 2017
Could this be the last straw for plastic straws in Berkeley?
“In my children’s lifetime the ocean is projected to have more pieces of plastic than fish,” said Abby Reyes, the sustainability initiative director for UC Irvine. There are islands of plastic trash accumulating in the ocean as big as some states. “We may think that my one straw … doesn’t make a difference,” Reyes added. “But accumulated together with everyone else’s straws, it does.”

Fast Company, June 1, 2017
Thanks To Telepresence Robots, Kids Can Attend School From Home
That helps keep their spirits up and helps them stay motivated academically, according to Judy Olson, a professor at the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. … “There was a little boy who had a heart condition … when he got the telepresence robot, the very first day he was on it for 6 hours.”

CBS Los Angeles, May 31, 2017
Every Orange County Event In June 2017 You Should Know About
For one week, students from the drama department at the University of California, Irvine will present “Avenue Q.” The coming-of-age parable, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, deals with some of the issues of becoming an adult.

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