UCI News

Above the Law, March 2, 2018
Pregnant Law Student Attends Class Via Robot Thanks To This Law School’s Unique Tech Intervention
Tess Messiha is a first-year student at the UC Irvine School of Law. As if being a 1L wasn’t already difficult enough, towards the end of her pregnancy, just before the start of spring semester, she was prescribed bed rest by her doctor. … She contacted Elizabeth Schroeder, Assistant Dean for Student Services …. Luckily for Tess, Dean Schroeder had a unique idea ….

Pacific Standard, March 2, 2018
Wind and Solar Could Meet 80 Percent of Americans’ Energy Needs
“We wanted to do something that was more idealized and simple,” says Steven Davis, an associate professor at the University of California–Irvine and a co-author of the study. “The wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine. We want our power when we want our power, so we have to come to some accommodation for that actual variability.” The researchers evaluated how shifts in the amount of sunlight and wind day-to-day could combine to meet the U.S. demand for electricity.

CNN, March 4, 2018
The blurring of racial lines won’t save America. Why ‘racial fluidity’ is a con
“Even when people can choose their own race or can move across racial boundaries, that doesn’t mean that race stops mattering,” says [Andrew] Penner, a sociologist at the University of California, Irvine. “The hierarchy can maintain itself by reclassifying people but keep the stereotypes in place.”

Wisconsin Public Radio, March 5, 2018
New Districts In 2018 Unlikely As SCOTUS Continues To Weigh Wisconsin Gerrymandering Lawsuit
“I think as every day goes by without a decision from the Supreme Court in the Gill case, it becomes less and less likely that there would be new maps being used for the 2018 elections,” said University of California-Irvine election law professor Rick Hasen.

Bloomberg, March 2, 2018
Economics Needs a Few More Theories
An opposing school led by David Neumark of the University of California at Irvine has argued for the opposite conclusion, that a minimum wage does result in job losses.

Previously “In the News”