UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, May 27, 2019
Commencement Season
Looking to make a list of the most notable backers of University of California, Irvine? Be sure to include the name of Donald Beall, the former Rockwell International chairman and CEO, and his family. The latest example: a just announced multimillion-dollar gift to the school’s entrepreneurial and innovation platform, UCI Applied Innovation. It brings the Beall family’s total philanthropic giving to UCI to nearly $30 million, with funds going anywhere from “the arts to business to innovation,” Chancellor Howard Gillman noted last week. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2019
Israel is banking on cannabis as its next big industry
Israel, along with Canada, is at the forefront of cannabis research and development, outpacing the United States, according to Daniele Piomelli, director of the Center for the Study of Cannabis at UC Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

ABA Journal, May 29, 2019
Are law schools doing enough to help with student stress?
“I think we are only just at the beginning of the movement of improving mental health in law school,” says Alessandra Fritz, who just completed her second year at the University of California at Irvine School of Law and last year founded its Mental Health in Law Society. … Now schools are starting to look at how to reach folks who haven’t been reached and make sure they create an entire culture of wellness,” says Fritz ….

The Atlantic, May 28, 2019
Facebook’s Dystopian Definition of ‘Fake’
The University of California at Irvine law professor David Kaye noted that it’s not so easy to “draft the rule that prohibits [the] doctored Pelosi video but protects satire, political speech, dissent, humor, etc.”

Healthline, May 28, 2019
Is Your Doctor Getting Paid to Prescribe You Pain Relievers?
Dr. Charles Rosen is a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery and spine surgeon at the University of California, Irvine, where drug reps are only allowed in by appointment, and they can’t leave samples, or buy lunch for staff. As the co-founder of the Association for Medical Ethics, Rosen says there’s more than enough evidence to know that these seemingly nice gestures can directly impact a doctor’s prescription pad.

Previously “In the News”