UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, May 23, 2016
UCI hopes campus collaboration leads to cybersecurity institute
University of California, Irvine is in the early stages of establishing a cybersecurity research institute that will become the first of its kind in the state with a national scope and profile. A trio of deans – Hal Stern of the Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences; the Samueli School of Engineering’s Gregory Washington; and UCI School of Law’s Erwin Chemerinsky – are leading the effort and seeking input from counterparts at the School of Social Sciences and the School of Social Ecology.

CBS News, May 24, 2016
Time to drop the “no eating” rule before a colonoscopy?
“The assumptions about no food on the day before colonoscopy are probably not correct. The clear-liquid diet is very restrictive, and probably too restrictive,” said study author Dr. Jason Samarasena. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine with the division of gastroenterology and hepatology-interventional endoscopy at the University of California, Irvine.

CNBC, May 24, 2016
The franchise king who wants to turn folks into millionaires
A Pakistani immigrant, [Aziz] Hashim worked his way through the University of California, Irvine and earned an electrical engineering degree while working part-time at his uncle’s Burger King in Los Angeles. But after landing a job at Rockwell International, he quickly realized he didn’t like the corporate world and being an entrepreneur was what he really wanted to do.

The Washington Post, May 24, 2016
As Obama and G-7 arrive in Japan, Tokyo press will be falling in line
David Kaye, the University of California, Irvine professor serving as the United Nations’ special rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression [said] …. “Well-known broadcasters and commentators with reputations for tough questions have left long-term positions, allegedly because of an environment hostile to or fearing the consequences of criticism of the government,” he said in a punchy initial report issued in April after a week-long visit to Japan.

Los Angeles Times, May 24, 2016
In Little Saigon, some Latinos are learning Vietnamese to get ahead
“Immigration has stopped for Vietnam. These shop owners had to look for another employee source so they continue to turn to Latinos who are still coming in as newer immigrants,” said Linda Vo, a professor of Asian American studies at UC Irvine. “Latinos have been willing to take the lower-end jobs, and given their growth, there are more of them available to work such jobs.”

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