UCI News

Southern California Public Radio, June 3, 2016
UCLA shooting prompts concern for faculty training on aggressive students
As a department chair at UC Irvine, [Peter] Krapp gets eight days of training a year on how to handle aggressive students and colleagues. He thinks all faculty and teaching assistants need that training. “We are increasingly rolling out training that trains faculty to recognize signs of stress or signs of not-standard behavior and to refer people,” to address drug abuse, depression or distress, he said.

Fox News Latino, June 6, 2016
Clinton, Sanders fight for Latino vote in California, where group could decide primary
“Clinton had very good Hispanic outreach in 2016 and 2008,” said Louis DeSipio, political science professor and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California, Irvine. “She carries a lot of good will among Latinos. She has very good Latino surrogates in the state, too.”

Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2016
UCI class looks at the history behind selfies
Professor Catherine Liu’s goal is to study the selfie as a way for young people to express themselves online. … “They are trying to understand themselves and their place in the world,” she said. “This is just as other generations have done, and they have different technologies from which to do so.”

The Guardian, June 5, 2016
Inside the ‘black box’ of human development
Peter Donovan, an expert in molecular genetics and stem cell development at the University of California, Irvine, summed up the vista of possibilities: “Perhaps we could begin to understand the consequences of fetal alcohol syndrome, study the potential causes of autism and find out why some environmental chemicals can affect development. Perhaps we might, for example, be able to more quickly understand what the Zika virus does to embryos to cause major problems with brain development.”

Los Angeles Times, June 6, 2016
As California’s End of Life act goes into effect, some doctors question where to draw the line
More common reasons for choosing aid-in-dying were loss of autonomy (92 percent), being less able to engage in activities that made life enjoyable (90 percent) and burdening family or caregivers (41 percent). That reveals a need for improving quality of life and social support, not legalizing aid-in-dying, said Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a UC Irvine psychiatrist and director of the university’s medical ethics program. “It’s really another Band-Aid solution,” he said.

Orange County Register, June 5, 2016
Swimming? Beware of problems with equipment, viruses, bacteria and parasites
Good hygiene is one of the best ways to protect yourself, says Sunny Jiang, a civil and environmental engineering professor at UC Irvine. “There are always signs posted saying, ‘Take your children to the bathroom,’” she said. “People are maybe not fully aware of the importance.”

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