UCI News

NBC News, May 5, 2016
Cancer cells hijack the body’s internal clocks, study finds
Paolo Sassone-Corsi of the University of California, Irvine believes the findings go a long way to explaining why cancer kills even as modern medicine destroys the tumors. … “We know how to somehow slow down or stop cancer. But don’t know how to take care of the rest of problem,” Sassone-Corsi said.

American Forum, May 6, 2016
How did the Flint crisis happen? Andrew Highsmith
Our guest is Andrew Highsmith, a history professor at the University of California, Irvine, who long before the water crisis was studying what happened in Flint Michigan over the past 50 years, and how it fits into the broad decline of so many urban areas in America. … He says the crisis in Flint is rooted in decades of failed urban renewal efforts, questionable corporate conduct, and the often misunderstood reality of racial segregation in the North and Midwest. [Airs May 11, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. – PBS So Cal World]

Tavis Smiley, May 5, 2016
Professor & author Michael Tesler
Assistant professor of political science at University of California, Irvine, Michael Tesler is the author of two books on the subject of  political psychology and racial politics. Obama’s Race: The 2008 Election And The Dream Of A Post-Racial America …. [and] Post-Racial or Most-Racial explores the Obama Era and the racial vs the post-racial period in American politics.

The Christian Science Monitor, May 6, 2016
Just how massive is one supermassive black hole? 660 million times the sun
“For a precise measurement, we need to zoom in to the very center of a galaxy where the black hole’s gravitational pull is the dominant force. ALMA is a fantastic new tool for carrying out these observations,” lead author Aaron Barth, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, said in a press release about the research, published Thursday in the journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

WBUR, May 5, 2016
Does raising the minimum wage hurt jobs?
To continue our week-long series on the minimum wage, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Arindrajit Dube, associate professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and David Neumark, professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine.

The Washington Post, May 5, 2016
Even the most empowered girls are more anxious about math than boys
Math anxiety − the urge to avoid numbers − plagues girls more than boys across the world, but the gender-difference is largest in economically developed nations that promote equality between the sexes, according to the study, led by researchers from the University of Missouri, the University of California, Irvine and the University of Glasgow.

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