UCI News

KABC7 Eyewitness News, May 12, 2017
History-making quadruplet Brianna Miner set to graduate from UCI w/ medical degree
It’s been nearly three decades since quadruplets were born at UCI Medical Center, making history in Orange County. Now, one of them is about to graduate UCI after studying medicine because she was inspired by the doctor who delivered her. Brianna Miner, 27, considers the medical center part of her home.

Slate, May 15, 2017
The DOJ’s Drug Warrior
To find out what the Sessions policy means for the federal prison system, and how it will change the decision-making of U.S. attorneys, I called Mona Lynch, a professor of criminology, law, and society at the University of California–Irvine whose 2016 book, Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court, is about how federal prosecutors use drug laws as weapons during the plea bargaining process.

Scientific American, May 14, 2017
The Injustice of Atlantic City’s Floods
“Since they don’t get a lot of attention, we don’t have a data record of nuisance flooding costs,” said Amir AghaKouchak, a University of California, Irvine, scientist who studies hydrology and climatology. AghaKouchak led a study published in the journal Earth’s Future in February that attempted to quantify the economic impacts in large coastal cities

Daily Pilot, May 12, 2017
New rocketry lab at UC Irvine gets ready for summer takeoff
A new lab dedicated to designing, building and testing rocket prototypes 15 to 50 feet long at UC Irvine is slated for completion this summer. The new lab, funded by a $1-million donation from the nonprofit Base 11, is being constructed to make the university the first of its kind to launch a liquid-fuel rocket into space.

Fox News, May 15, 2017
Second Amendment case Peruta vs. California may be heading to Supreme Court
To Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law, the legal question to be settled is whether a state like California may determine its own rules on concealed-carry permits. … Experts agree on one point. As Chemerinsky puts it, if Peruta is taken up, “no matter what the Supreme Court says, it will be a landmark decision.”

Previously “In the News”