UCI News

ABC News, June 22, 2020
As cases rise, Pence warns young people increasingly catching coronavirus
And while experts are seeing younger adults admitted, they note that it may not drive up the death rate as significantly. “The case fatality rate will go down as cases get younger,” Dr. Andrew Noymer, a Public Health Professor at University of California Irvine, told ABC News. “I don’t know if it’s good or bad — it is what it is.”

Orange County Business Journal, June 22, 2020
UCI Beckman Laser Clinic Gets New Director
The University of California, Irvine Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic has tapped Thomas Milner, a three-time entrepreneur and serial technology inventor with 55 issued patents, to oversee and expand its research activities. … Milner … said one major piece of his plan is working with the UCI Beall Applied Innovation center to convert research into viable commercial ventures that provide value to the community. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KCAL9/CBS2, June 19, 2020 (Video)
Dean Richardson discusses Juneteenth commemorations as an opportunity for reflection and action
1. SongRichardson, dean UC Irvine School of Law,discusses the history of Juneteenth and how community members can commemorate the holiday by reflecting on delayed justice and the difference between how laws are written in the books and how laws are lived out.

FiveThirtyEight, June 22, 2020
Is police reform a fundamentally flawed idea?
That lack of uniformity makes it difficult to compare police departments that have implemented similar policies. “To understand if a police reform is actually working the way you want, you need to be able to see what officers do in the field and figure out whether the reform you’re looking at changed that,” said Emily Owens, a criminology professor at the University of California, Irvine. “We don’t really have the data or the studies right now for me to say with confidence, ‘We know that these reforms work and these don’t.’”

NPR, June 22, 2020
Get a comfortable chair: Permanent work from home is coming
Judith Olson is a professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine who has been studying what she calls “distance learning” for about 30 years. She has some warnings. Collaboration with colleagues can suffer. You can feel lonely and isolated. “The hardest thing for somebody to deal with long distance is silence,” she says. … “So you have to take all kinds of extra effort to make sure that you coordinate well with the people that you’re working with.”

Previously “In the News”