UCI News

Orange County Register, Nov. 30, 2016
State educators stump for DACA
Some UCI law students also will begin this week working pro bono to assist DACA recipients with their renewal applications. “Following the election, there’s just been a feeling among the students, the staff and the faculty that people wanted to do something to help the immigrant community that is feeling scared right now,” said Anna Davis, director of pro bono programs at the UCI School of Law.

The Atlantic, Nov. 29, 2016
Traces of times lost
Erika Hayasaki, associate professor in the UCI Literary Journalism Program, [writes]: Infantile amnesia – adults’ inability to remember, in an episodic way, events from birth to early childhood – has been studied for over a century, and there’s still much that’s unknown. But what’s even more mysterious, and far less examined, is how much kids remember their younger years while they’re still children.

The Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 30, 2016
What are the mysterious jelly creatures on Huntington Beach?
“These marine invertebrates look sort of like jellyfish, but they are actually more closely related to vertebrates (e.g., humans) than to other invertebrates,” wrote Matt Bracken, an associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine, in an e-mail to The Orange County Register. “They occasionally bloom off the California coast.”

EdTech: Focus in Higher Education, Nov. 29, 2016
Universities embrace eSports as a high-tech pastime
The University of California, Irvine launched an eSports initiative this fall – granting up to 10 academic scholarships to students on the school’s competitive video gaming team – and opened an eSports arena outfitted with 80 high-power gaming PCs and a live webcasting studio, eCampus News reported.

Billboard, Nov. 29, 2016
Mental health experts weigh in on Kanye West’s continued hospitalization
“If someone remains in the hospital [after an event like this] it may just mean that they need to be in the hospital that long to get well,” Dr. Jody M. Rawles, a psychiatrist and the vice chair of clinical affairs in the psychiatry department at the University of California, Irvine, told Billboard.

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 30, 2016
Why we all need a session of ‘Nutcracker’ therapy
Jennifer Fisher, associate professor of dance at University of California, Irvine, [writes]: It’s that “most wonderful time of the year,” and by that I mean “Nutcracker” season. This holiday the ballet should be more welcome than ever: It’s the perfect antidote to post-election stress and a guide to a more harmonious future.

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