UCI News

The New York Times, June 9, 2016
Separated at birth
Another dimension of inequality of opportunity over which individuals have no control are the financial resources available to them at birth. The accompanying chart, which was produced for Russell Sage by Greg Duncan of the University of California, Irvine and Richard Murnane of Harvard, demonstrates this point.

KPBS, June 8, 2016
Genetic chain reaction isn’t ready for release in the wild, scientists say
National Academy of Sciences’ report cites UC San Diego molecular biologists Ethan Bier and Valentino Gantz as the first scientists to show gene drives can work in insects. … In a subsequent study, Bier and Gantz worked with UC Irvine scientists to show that a gene drive could spread anti-malaria genes through mosquitoes.

Southern California Public Radio, June 8, 2016
The great big California primary roundtable
For an in-depth look at yesterday’s events and what it all means going forward, Take Two assembled a special panel: Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Chicano studies at UC Irvine.

Associated Press, June 8, 2016
California aid-in-dying law concerns some Latinos, Blacks
“California, unlike Oregon, is not a lily-white state,” said Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, director of the medical ethics program at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. “Because of California’s ethnic and cultural diversity, we cannot ignore these economic and social realities and pretend that this option merely enhances everyone’s choices.”

KosherOC, June 8, 2016
Re: Protest at Israel event at UCI
Although incidents like this are never acceptable; the day-to-day experience for Jewish Students at UCI continues to thrive. Thanks to supporters like you, Chabad at UCI is able to host weekly Shabbat dinners, educational classes and social events. With your help, we are able to provide a ‘home away from home’ for Jewish Students at UCI throughout the year.

Harvard Business Review, June 8, 2016
Some companies are banning email and getting more done
Banning or putting restrictions on email, the research suggests, can dramatically increase individual productivity and reduce stress. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and the U.S. Army cut off email usage for thirteen civilian office workers and measured the effects on productivity and stress.

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