UCI News

Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2016
When universities try to behave like businesses, education suffers
Last year, UC Irvine accepted the first installment of a $6-million gift from the Dharma Civilization Foundation for four endowed chairs in Hindu studies, before faculty members raised an alarm about the political agenda of the foundation. UCI ultimately rejected the entire donation.

MD Magazine, June 2, 2016
Multiple effects of anti-diabetic medications
The MD Magazine Peer Exchange “Improving Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” features a panel of physician experts discussing current best practices to treating and managing patients with T2DM that generally includes lifestyle modifications as well as medication. … The panelists are: … Pamela Kushner, MD, clinical professor at UC Irvine Medical Center and director of Kushner Wellness.

The Washington Post, June 2, 2016
As altered Supreme Court term comes to end, signs point to a muted finale
“As the U.S. Supreme Court enters the last month of its term, the impact of having only eight justices already is clear,” Erwin Chemerinsky, law dean at the University of California, Irvine, wrote in the ABA Journal. “Some of the most high-profile cases­ of the year are not being decided, or perhaps even worse, are being resolved on narrow grounds that create more confusion than clarity in the law.”

Stars and Stripes, June 3, 2016
NASA scientists take to the skies to measure pollution in S. Korea
Nicola Blake, a project scientist from the University of California, Irvine, sat on the floor between two machines covered with dials and metal tubes she calls snakes. Her job was to collect air samples that would later be sent via express mail to a U.S. laboratory for analysis. … “We just hit 200,” she said excitedly, referring to ozone measuring 200 parts per billion, the highest level detected by the project since it started in Korea.

WGBH News, June 1, 2016
Sympathy for the devil: Billionaire Peter Thiel versus Gawker versus the 1st Amendment
As First Amendment expert Erwin Chemerinsky told The New York Times when the verdict was handed down, “I think this case establishes a very limited proposition: It is an invasion of privacy to make publicly available a tape of a person having sex without that person’s consent. I don’t think it goes any further than that and I do not see a First Amendment basis for claiming that there is a right to do this.”

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