UCI News

Los Angeles Times OC, June 21, 2018
Foreign-born students traverse borders and obstacles before graduating from UC Irvine
Lydia Natoolo has wanted to become a doctor since witnessing several brothers and sisters die from complications related to AIDS while growing up in Uganda. … With her UCI degree now in hand, Natoolo plans to spend the next year conducting lab research and then will enroll in medical school. … Pedro Castillo’s journey, from being born in Guatemala to earning his bachelor’s in mechanical and aerospace engineering from UCI, also serves as a window into the struggles of first-generation college graduates. … Half are first-generation college students …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

AP, June 25, 2018
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s mixed signals on immigration, NKorea
And Ruben Rumbaut, a University of California, Irvine sociology professor, co-authored a recent study that noted crime rates fell sharply from 1990 to 2015 at a time when illegal immigration spiked.

Los Angeles Times, June 25, 2018
California’s Supreme Court can kill Cal-3 quickly and save us all a lot of trouble
Richard L. Hasen, professor at UC Irvine School of Law, writes, “The proposition, designed by venture capitalist Tim Draper to split California into three states, may or may not be the most sensible way to divide up our diverse and powerful state. But the legal barriers to its enactment are overwhelming.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Intercept, June 24, 2018
Sohail Daulatzai on Islam, white supremacy, and the myth of the empire of liberty
Sohail Daulatzai teaches in Film and Media Studies, African American Studies, and Global Middle East Studies at the University of California, Irvine. On the last episode of Intercepted, we aired an excerpt of our conversation with Daulatzai.

The Motley Fool, June 22, 2018
7 Reasons the Stock Market Will Go Up
So, when the results came out, NYU’s Tyler Watts and UC Irvine’s Greg Duncan and Hoanan Quan were skeptical. … With the new test, they gave it to almost a thousand kids from all over the country, much more racially and ethnically diverse. What they found was that kids from higher socioeconomic families had a 70% success rate on the marshmallow test. … Lower socioeconomic families had a 45% success rate.

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