UCI News

Reuters, June 13, 2017
Democratic lawmakers sue Trump over foreign state payments to businesses
Lawmakers rarely sue the president, so there are few federal court decisions the legislators can cite to prove their legal standing to bring Wednesday’s case, said Leah Litman, an assistant professor specializing in constitutional law at the University of California, Irvine. “But the constitutional provision they’re suing to enforce gives them a role in how it’s carried out, and that gives them a powerful standing argument,” Litman said.

Climate News Network, June 14, 2017
Climate change causes killer heatwaves
“The impact of global climate change is not a specter on the horizon. It’s real, and it’s being felt now all over the planet,” said Amir AghaKouchak, a civil and environmental engineer at the University of California Irvine. “It’s particularly alarming that the adverse effects are pummeling the world’s most vulnerable populations.”

PBS, June 2017
1963 | Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamo
Elaine Kathryn Andres, a musician, record collector, and third-year doctoral student in the program in Culture & Theory at UC Irvine, writes: ““Sukiyaki” has been born again (and again) as a song about lost love. And while these renditions typically hint (in inevitably reductive ways) at the tune’s Japanese origins, they obscure the song’s much deeper geopolitical history.”

Orange County Register, June 13, 2017
UCI Professor Annie Lai honored for her work on immigrant rights
A UCI law professor who helps run the school’s Immigrant Rights Clinic was honored by the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles. Annie Lai, the clinic’s co-director, was recognized for her work in civil and immigrant rights at the guild’s annual awards banquet Sunday, June 11.

Well + Good, June 12, 2017
Can a sticker give you more energy, better skin, and deeper sleep?
“The latest clinical trials have shown that stimulation of the body—particularly acupuncture points—with energy in the form of acupuncture needle twirling, electrical pulses, laser beams, or finger pressure can have beneficial effects for health and healing,” says energy-medicine expert Shin Lin, PhD, a professor of biological sciences, director of the Laboratory for Mind-Body Signaling and Energy Research, and faculty member of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at University of California, Irvine.

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