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Orange County Business Journal, June 6, 2016
Inventory of experts
Startup Flyt turned to Dan Jenkins when it needed a mentor. Jenkins is one of more than 400 “experts-in-residence” who work with student teams at The Cove, the physical space for Applied Innovation, the University of California, Irvine’s innovation institute. The mentors have a variety of skills and experience, including sales and marketing, med-tech, nanotechnology and enterprise software, to name a few.

Fox News Latino, June 7, 2016
Protests in California show more Americans feeling marginalized by immigrants
“He’s expressing some of the dissatisfaction that they’ve felt for the last 20 years,” Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, told Fox News Latino. … “He’s speaking to the growing concerns of a sector of American society,” DeSipio said. “And an easy target is newcomers, which Trump knew when he made his comments on immigration.”

Mother Jones, June 2016
Conservatives say they want another Antonin Scalia. They really want another Sam Alito.
“They’d like to have another justice who is perceived as having the intellect of Scalia, the writing skills of Scalia,” explains Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine law school, who testified against Alito’s nomination. “But in terms of votes, they’d like to have Alito. He is in every case, in every area, a conservative. If you want to know his judicial philosophy, just look at the Republican Party platform.”

Southern California Public Radio, June 6, 2016
Despite Prince’s death, fentanyl still a rarity among opioids
These kinds of deaths are usually traced to illegally made fentanyl that is added to other drugs, says Dr. Padma Gulur, a UC Irvine pain specialist who is heading a new task force created by the Orange County Health Care Agency to combat opioid abuse. While the number of fentanyl-related deaths in the county is still relatively small, “it is alarming to see that it’s made its way into our community,” she says.

Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2016
Hospital says it will comply with end-of-life law – for now
“Hospitals have been scrambling to determine how they’re going to respond to the law,” said Felicia Cohn, a UC Irvine medical professor who also serves as medical bioethics director for Kaiser Permanente in Orange County. “There are very strong feelings on all sides of this issue.”

The National Law Review, June 6, 2016
Terminally ill minors should have the right to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment: Creating specialized health care courts

Elizabeth Cauffman, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Irvine, is a leader in the study of juvenile delinquents. Cauffman’s influential studies show that adolescents have an underdeveloped prefrontal cortex until the age of 25. And in Miller v. Alabama, the Supreme Court referenced Cauffman’s research when it declared that mandatory sentences of life without the possibility of parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders.

Previously “In the News”