UCI News

Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2017
UC Irvine’s rare distinction: It’s an elite research university that’s a haven for Latinos
UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman said the campus has pushed to diversify its campus as part of its public mission and urged other top institutions to do the same. “We think it’s important to show that great higher education can be there for all of the people,” he said. “The demographics of the state are changing, and great institutions that were there for generations past should also be there for generations of the future.”

Orange County Register, June 9, 2017
Roger Steinert, pioneering UCI eye doctor whose work established foundation for LASIK surgery, dies at 66
A nationally renowned UC Irvine ophthalmologist who developed laser surgery techniques to improve and preserve vision, died Tuesday, June 6, of brain cancer. “Dr. Steinert was truly a giant in the world of ophthalmology,” Dr. Howard Federoff, vice chancellor of health affairs and CEO of UC Irvine Medical Center, said in a UCI obituary. “His presence elevated those of us privileged to be his colleagues and his clinical and research achievements immeasurably improved the lives of millions of people. Roger will be missed.”

Scientific American, June 8, 2017
India Faces Fatal Rise in Heat Waves
“As the temperature goes higher, the impact can potentially become exponentially worse, so this is something that is very serious, very important,” said Omid Mazdiyasni, a researcher at the University of California, Irvine, and a lead author of the paper.

The Huffington Post, June 8, 2017
Experts Don’t Recommend Writing Comey-Style Memos About Your Boss
“If you see some event and you rehearse parts of it, those parts you rehearse are strengthened in memory, but at the same time, the non-rehearsed parts are weakened in memory,” Elizabeth Loftus, a cognitive psychologist and expert on memory formation at the University of California, Irvine, told HuffPost.

KPCC, June 9, 2017
One year of legal doctor-assisted suicide in California
Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, director of UC Irvine’s medical ethics program, objects that the law doesn’t mandate an evaluation by a psychiatrist. He says without that, patients are left without sufficient supports when they’re most vulnerable. “Would they feel differently or would they pursue a different course of action if they felt that they had the familial or the social support or the support from health care professionals that they needed to walk through the process?” he asks.

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