UCI News

CNBC, Mar. 2, 2020 (Video)
Definitely making progress on testing capacity, but we have a lot more people to screen: Doctor
Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, Providence Health, and Dr. Kristi Koenig, [professor emeritus of emergency medicine] UC Irvine, discuss the Trump administration’s response to a potential coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.

CNN Health, Mar. 3, 2020
Don’t try to make your own hand sanitizer just because there’s a shortage from coronavirus
“I worry about people making their own sanitizer as it will be difficult to make sure that the concentrations are correct,” Daniel Parker, assistant professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine, told CNN of the trend. … The best way to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus is still with good old water and soap. Parker advises that people wash their hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching their face, cover their mouth when sneezing or coughing, and regularly clean surfaces.

The Atlantic, Mar. 2, 2020
Nuclear Tests Marked Life on Earth With a Radioactive Spike
The bomb radiocarbon could not have gotten there by riding the ocean’s conveyor belt, says [Earth system science Professor] Ellen Druffel, a scientist at UC Irvine who collaborated with the Chinese team. … “I must admit, when I saw the data it was really amazing,” Dreffel says. “These organisms were sifting out the very youngest material from the surface ocean. They were just leaving behind everything else that came down.”

AIThority, Feb. 25, 2020
UC Irvine School of Law To Integrate Blue J Legal’s AI-Enabled Tax Platform into Curriculum
Blue J Legal announced a new partnership with the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law), to integrate its Blue J Tax Foresight platform into UCI Law’s Graduate Tax Program. The partnership intends to teach UCI Law graduate students pursuing a degree in tax law about the best methods for implementing artificial intelligence (AI) into their practice. Blue J’s AI-enabled tax platform is one of the first AI integrations of its kind for both UCI Law and other law schools across the United States.

Los Angeles Times, Mar. 3, 2020 (Opinion)
Op-Ed: Can’t call the Super Tuesday vote? Be patient
Richard L. Hasen, [Chancellor’s] Professor at UC Irvine School of Law writes, “What’s at stake is voter confidence in our elections. Instead of milking uncertainty in election coverage, journalists should educate themselves, and then the public, about how and why it can take a long time to tally votes and how vote totals can shift precipitously but with no chicanery involved.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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