UCI News

Orange County Register, June 22, 2016
Path for UCI’s Undergrad of the Year is taking shape
Cody Lee of Mission Viejo, a social ecology major at UC Irvine, was honored with the school’s “Undergraduate of the Year” award for the work he’s done with sustainable ecosystems and restorative justice.

Psychology Today, June 22, 2016
Why 1 in 3 people adapt to change more successfully
The psychologist Roxane Cohen Silver at the University of California, Irvine has discovered ….  one out of three trauma victims will not search for a reason why they have been forced to experience misfortune.  Surprisingly, it is this third of people who turn out to be the most well-adjusted weeks, months, and years later.

Southern California Public Radio, June 23, 2016
High court tied ruling keeps Obama immigration plan on hold
“That is the challenge that extended DACA and DAPA presently,” said Louis DeSipio, a political scientist at University of California, Irvine. “They are by design short-term policies … so the unauthorized community continues to remain under a great deal of pressure and stress, even with short-term protection.”

The New York Times, June 22, 2016
Don’t assume Donald Trump’s supporters believe all his words
These reactions are consistent with research by the [UC Irvine] political scientist Bernard Grofman who considered what might happen when voters do not simply choose a candidate whose positions best match their own. If they discount those promises and instead gauge the likely effect of each candidate on the status quo, voters might in some cases choose a candidate whose preferred position is further from them.

Southern California Public Radio, June 22, 2016
Debate grows among progressives over whether to recall judge in Stanford rape case
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, argues against the Persky’s removal. He instead advocates for a prosecutorial appeal, suggesting that a recall would jeopardize judicial independence. … Guest: Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the School of Law at UC Irvine and an expert on constitutional law.

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