Reuters, Nov. 23, 2021
As holidays near, ‘smash-and-grab’ robbers hit U.S. retailers
Charis Kubrin, a professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine, said she has conducted studies showing that increases in violent crime are not linked to criminal justice reform measures like Proposition 47. Kubrin said it was difficult to explain the source of the current organized retail crime wave in California and other states. “Between the pandemic and economic challenges and issues between the police and communities, there are a lot of factors happening at the same time that make it difficult to single out one factor,” Kubrin said.
Forbes, Nov. 24, 2021 (Contributor)
Suitcase-Sized Neutrino Detector Hits Pay Dirt At Large Hadron Collider
The first-ever neutrino candidates produced by CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland have been detected by an international team led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). … “[This] opens a new window,” Jonathan Feng, a UCI theoretical physicist and one of the paper’s co-authors, told me. “The LHC is famous for detecting the Higgs boson, but it was never thought to be a place where one could detect neutrinos. With this result, we have opened up a brand-new field, namely, neutrino physics at colliders.”
CNN, Nov. 24, 2021
Supreme Court will hear dispute over GOP legislators’ defense of North Carolina voter ID law
North Carolina has long been the site of pitched legal battles over voting rights. However, in this latest case, the Supreme Court is unlikely to weigh in on ballot access questions the broader lawsuit poses, according to Rick Hasen, [Chancellor’s] professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine.
Home Health Care News, Nov. 23, 2021
DispatchHealth Teams Up with UCI Health to Offer Acute-Level Home-Based Care
DispatchHealth has teamed with UCI Health to provide same-day in-home medical care throughout Orange County, California. … Through the partnership, UCI Health will leverage DispatchHealth’s platform to coordinate and deliver home-based care to patients. This includes care for conditions, such as viral infections, congestive heart failure and COPD exacerbations.
Business of Home, Nov. 23, 2021
The Parsons School of Design, University of California at Irvine, Deakin University and University of Kentucky have been awarded a $1.6 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to study the long-term effects of participating in extracurricular arts programs. The project will unfold over the course of three years, examining how community arts programs influence the career and life trajectories of participants, particularly the experiences of marginalized youth.
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