UCI News

Psychology Today, March 13, 2017
Long-term use of ADHD medications may suppress adult height
James M. Swanson from the University of California, Irvine is the corresponding author of this study, which has a total of 30 co-authors … who are all part of the MTA Cooperative Group. The authors of this study write: “The most recently published guidelines (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011) recommend expanding the diagnosis and treatment beyond school-aged children and using stimulant medication as first-line treatment for adolescents as well as school-aged children.”

Southern California Public Radio, March 13, 2017
Legal scholars to Trump: White House can’t legally defund ‘sanctuary cities’
The legal scholars’ letter says that policies like these are legal – and that the Trump administration’s threat is not. “For any jurisdictions that are grappling with this federal threat, what the executive order means … I think this letter should help to reassure those jurisdictions that passing sanctuary policies is fully within their rights,” said Annie Lai, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine.

Pacific Standard, March 13, 2017
When did science become apolitical?
The idea that scientists are apolitical became entrenched and a generation of newly trained researchers forgot, perhaps, their contentious past. “As the research universities grew up, you see the production of scientists through these doctorate programs that are socialized to believe this,” says Doug Haynes, a historian of science the University of California, Irvine.

Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2017
The desert is in super bloom at Anza-Borrego state park
Jim Dice, a botanist at UC Irvine, [said]: “It has a chance to be the biggest in 20 years … right now is peak time.” [University of California, Irvine] purchased the research center six years ago, and Dice said he’s seen many flowers for the first time this year, such as Bigelow’s monkey flower, sand blazing star and purple mat.

NBC News, March 14, 2017
Conservative cities see ‘sanctuary city’ term as scarlet letter
In its most broad sense, it is an amalgamation of things that “city, counties, or localities can do to separate itself from the federal enforcement requirement with ICE,” said Annie Lai, an immigration professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law.

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