UCI News

Southern California Public Radio, June 28, 2016
AirTalk Preview: Alleviating the homeless crisis in Los Angeles & Orange County
Guest host Patt Morrison and a roundtable of lawmakers and advocates will delve into the problems and solutions to the homelessness crisis [today], Wednesday, from noon to 1:00 p.m. … Guests: Robert “Bob” Solomon, Clinical professor of law, University of California, Irvine.

CBS Los Angeles, June 28, 2016
UCI water polo study makes waves about concussion concerns
A new study out of UC Irvine is making waves when it comes to concussion concerns. Professor Jim Hicks heads UCI’s Exercise Medicine & Sport Sciences Initiative and is the father of three water polo players. … Hicks said, “I’ve seen that the game is very physical as the balls [are] flying around at pretty high speed.” … So he is conducting the nation’s first study on concussion risks in water polo.

Point Taken, June 28, 2016
Should organs be sold?
Although a majority of Americans support organ donation, only a fraction are registered as organ donors. The introduction of a market for organs would probably decrease waiting lists and decrease deaths, but it is a market that could also incentivize dangerous behavior from both buyers and sellers and result in a drop in the number of altruistic donations. With so many lives at stake, we must ask: should organs be sold? … Guests: Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of law at UC Irvine …. “We are talking about saving lives, the current system doesn’t allow us to do that at all.”

The Atlantic, June 29, 2016
Do digital news feeds threaten or enhance deliberative democracy?
Asked what proposition Americans ought to be debating, UC Irvine Professor Gloria Mark mused on the way technology affects the health of deliberative democracy.

The Washington Post, June 28, 2016
One weird difference between Brexit’s supporters and Donald Trump
Michael Tesler, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine, showed that that there was almost no correlation in national surveys between white Americans’ views on health care and how they rated the work ethic of various ethnic groups until 2009, when Obama introduced his own plan. The legislation was in part a major expansion of federal entitlements for the poor and working class.

Southern California Public Radio, June 28, 2016
How Stanford researchers discovered gigantic underground reservoir in Central Valley
The Central Valley has been hit hard by the long-running drought. La Niña has failed to deliver the relief everyone was hoping for, but researchers at Stanford have discovered what could be good news for the region and for the state. … Guests: Jay Famiglietti, a hydrologist and professor at UC Irvine. He is also a senior water scientist at JPL.

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