UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, May 20, 2019
UCI Business School Dean Stepping Down
Eric Spangenberg, who for the past five years had served as dean of the school—this January ranked No.8 among U.S. Public MBA Programs by the Financial Times—last week said in a letter to colleagues that he had decided to “transition to a faculty position in the Merage School following the 2019-20 academic year.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Axios, May 18, 2019
Special report: The future of forgetting
This flexibility of our memory systems means that not only can memories be altered, but entirely false memories can be planted. For decades, Elizabeth Loftus, a cognitive scientist at the University of California, Irvine, has pioneered work on false memory …. By looking at people with abnormalities in memory, neuroscientists encounter new ideas about what happens in the brain, James McGaugh, a neurobiologist at the University of California, Irvine, tells Axios.

Orange County Business Journal, May 20, 2019
Couple’s TruthMD Outs Bad Doctors
“I later found out most of the authors had royalties or were paid huge amounts of money” to promote the product, recalled [Chuck] Rosen, [professor of orthopaedic surgery at UCI], “I thought there should be some transparency.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Hyperallergic, May 17, 2019
JR, Shepard Fairey, and Other Muralists Collaborate with LA High Schoolers
In addition to their input, students were invited to assist the artists in completing the murals, as well as serve as subject matter in some cases. A mural by the Perez Brothers featured students skateboarding around two vintage lowrider cars, and Victoria Cassinova’s contribution is based on an image of a graduating student bound for UC Irvine in the fall. “The concept is about her journey, that your mind can manifest anything,” she said.

Yahoo! News, May 19, 2019
Homemade Sunscreen Is a Definite Don’t
“What’s unsafe is making homemade sunscreen using ingredients without proven SPF or broad-spectrum coverage in formulations that aren’t standardized or verified for their efficacy,” says Joel L. Cohen, M.D., … an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, Irvine. Do you really want to experiment on yourself or your child, testing out a recipe and seeing if you get burned?”

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