UCI News

Orange County Register, May 9, 2016
A pitch ‘tank’ at UCI: 12 startups score $100,000 in prizes
Student entrepreneurs pitching an array of products and services – from embryo screening to a robot that supplements home therapies and a diagnostic tool …. participated in the Paul Merage School of Business 2016 Business Plan Competition at UCI Applied Innovation. More than $100,000 in prizes was awarded to winning teams in nine categories. This funding will help teams advance their business ideas into the marketplace.

The Washington Post, May 9, 2016
The striking decline in women’s support for Donald Trump (in 2 graphs)
Michael Tesler, an assistant professor of political science at UC Irvine, [writes]: Donald Trump has a well-documented problem with women.  Several surveys show that about 70 percent of women rate Trump unfavorably.  And recent polls by CBS and CNN both suggest that he could lose female voters to Democrat Hillary Clinton by at least 25 percentage points in November.

Southern California Public Radio, May 9, 2016
#BernieOrBust Democrats will probably vote Clinton come November
While Clinton has a strong lead in the Golden State, some Sanders supporters say they won’t vote for her in the general election. For more on this chasm within the Democratic Party, Take Two spoke to Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Latino studies at UC Irvine.

The Washington Post, May 9, 2016
Uber drivers unite. But is that enough to wring change from ride-sharing giant in NYC?
For some, that suggests the labor struggle between drivers and their ride-sharing companies has just begun, according to an article by Catherine Fisk, a law professor at University of California, Irvine School of Law, in the American Constitution Society’s blog.

Orange County Register, May 4, 2016
UC Irvine opens lab to train world scientists researching Zika and other contagious diseases
UC Irvine on Monday officially opened a lab to train scientists from around the world studying Zika, tuberculosis and other highly contagious diseases. … UC Irvine officials say the lab is one of only three in the U.S. designated by the National Institutes of Health ….

CBS Los Angeles, May 9, 2016
‘Defeating stress’: Doctor says yoga, meditation − and even faking a smile − can help
In fact, one cardiologist working at UC Irvine Medical Center has incorporated that concept into her practice. According to Dr. Shaista Malik, stress can take a huge toll on the human body, especially the heart. … “If you can’t change the stressful event in your life, the goal is to change how you respond to it,” she said. … According to Malik, it’s critical to pay attention to the mind in order to stay healthy.

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