UCI News

Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2016
UC Irvine survey finds concussions prevalent in water polo
“These numbers suggest that playing water polo carries a significant risk of concussion,” said Dr. Steven L. Small, professor and chair of neurology at UCI and co-researcher on the survey. “Our results speak to the need for systematic concussion reporting in water polo. Particularly important is reporting for individuals at the college level, who have the highest prevalence of concussion.”

The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2016
High-tech tools show promise for stroke recovery
One system, developed by Steven Cramer, a University of California, Irvine, professor, and his team, integrates low-cost electronic videogame plug-ins, such as a Nintendo Wii remote-controlled gun. Users’ movements control the games, with remote supervision by a therapist.

National Post, June 25, 2016
Fault lines of EU exposed: Leave vote shows cracks all over the European Union
The factors driving that discontent are economic, political and sometimes inchoate. The refugee crisis and the lingering hangover from the 2008 financial collapse have both played significant roles. But so too has the EU’s own unshakeable image as a faceless, meddling bureaucracy, said Jeffrey Kopstein, a professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine. “Somehow it’s been sold as a project that’s distant and non-democratic,” he said. Kopstein thinks that image is mostly myth.

Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2016
Faced with harsh election rhetoric, Muslims and Latinos break bread in Orange County
Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at UC Irvine specializing in ethnic politics, said different ethnic and racial groups have long banded together at times when they feel discriminated against by the government, society or both. … “This is something that goes back decades for people who feel excluded or who realize that shared interests can create something more meaningful,” DeSipio said. “Would they have been as successful working individually? Probably not.”

CNBC, June 27, 2016
Trump’s policies will not cause ‘lengthy recession’: Economist
“The Moody’s report is a partisan document that fundamentally lacks credibility,” Peter Navarro, an economics professor at the University of California, Irvine, wrote in a response to the Moody’s paper. “It is based on flawed assumptions that the authors admit ‘are our own,’ and these assumptions grossly misrepresent the Trump campaign’s policy statements on the economy, trade, tax reform, and immigration.”

Orange County Register, June 24, 2016
Check out this year’s recipients of Irvine business awards
Nonprofit of the Year (UC Irvine) – The university, celebrating its 50th anniversary, has succeeded in the $1 billion fundraising campaign to support its research, teaching and public service for the future.

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