UCI News

Zocalo Public Square, Nov. 2, 2016
To fix a “bad” neighborhood, connect the neighbors
University of California, Irvine criminologist Charis E. Kubrin said her research has shown that large-scale structural changes in cities such as the ones Harris-Dawson mentioned shape local neighborhoods. “I’m interested in why crime clusters where it does, why it occurs where it does,” she said. “To understand that you have to know how neighborhoods are shaped by larger social forces.”

Silicon Valley Business Journal, Nov. 2, 2016
5 inventors you’ve never heard of might change the world with Moore Foundation’s help
Shane Ardo, a University of California, Irvine assistant chemistry professor working on materials that boost the output and efficiency of electrochemical technologies and others that can more affordably desalinate water for human consumption and agriculture

NBC 4, Nov. 1, 2016
Gun reform advocacy
A national task force on gun violence met at Washington today with big plans to press law makers for new gun control measures regardless of who is elected president. … One key supporter is a UC Irvine professor [Michele Goodwin]. “There are 90 people who die each day due to gun violence. There are over 300 shootings each day in the United States. When you put into comparison the travesty of 9/11 to what happens in one year in Chicago on the South side, we have as many shootings in the South side of Chicago in one year as the number of people who died in 9/11.”

Daily Pilot, Nov. 2, 2016
UCI’s Black Lives Matter writing contest takes on issues affecting black community
A Black Lives Matter writing contest for University of California, Irvine students sponsored by the school’s Department of African American Studies and the campus Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication is accepting poetry, essays, short stories and other entries until Nov. 24.

Sports Illustrated, Nov. 1, 2016
Defying expectations, people with autism are participating and excelling in sports
It might, says Jean Gehricke, a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist at the [UCI] Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, in Santa Ana, Calif., “because there’s more and more documentation that it improves executive function, memory, stress management − health in general. And we know by our own experience, too. If you do exercise you feel better.”

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