UCI News

The New York Times, Nov. 20, 2017
Serving Extra Years in Prison, and the Courthouse Doors Are Closed
The administration’s request that the Supreme Court deny review in Mr. McCarthan’s case was “incredibly unseemly” and “not a good look for the Department of Justice,” said Leah Litman, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, and an authority on the complicated web of statutes that govern post-conviction challenges from federal prisoners.

Nature, Nov. 15, 2017
Biology’s beloved amphibian — the axolotl — is racing towards extinction
“It is not a good genetic model organism, but it does regenerate — and that makes it an awesome biological model,” says David Gardiner, a developmental biologist at the University of California, Irvine, who has studied axolotl regeneration for decades.

Orange County Register, Nov. 19, 2017
Concert-goers who escaped Vegas mass shooting get ‘stop the bleed’ training at UCI Medical Center
“People can bleed out within a few minutes,” said Christy Carroll, a registered nurse and trauma prevention coordinator at UC Irvine Medical Center. “Most traumatic deaths come from blood loss,” she said. “And you can stop that. You can control that.” … UC Irvine Medical Center offers its “Stop the Bleed” course for $30 on the third Saturday of each month. The next open session is in February, with registration available at UCIrvineHealth.org/events.

KPCC, Nov. 16, 2017
Benefits of early childhood education persist into high school, study says
“Those are important outcomes,” said Greg Duncan, professor of education at University of California, Irvine and part of a team of researchers from five universities who conducted the study. “To have a child spend an extra year in a grade, adds another $8- or $9,000 to the cost of educating that child.”

The Daily Beast, Nov. 19, 2017
The Government Just Stomped on Science—Right When We Needed It Most
Emily Slonecker is a second year PhD student student at the University of California, Irvine studying developmental cognitive research. She currently earns about $19,000 per year after taxes … “If this thing passes and the school is unable to find a loophole, I will have to walk away from the path I have dreamed about my entire life, as will many students. I don’t know anyone who can survive on a negative net income for six years.”

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