UCI News

The New York Times, Nov. 7, 2017
They’re Rich but Trying to Reach Beyond the Money Bubble
“If you had $10 million, the first thing people think is you’d be able to do the things important to you,” said Paul K. Piff, an assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine. … He is hoping that finding ways to foster connections across class lines can help rich and poor to understand each other better.

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 6, 2017
Cancer Treatment
University of California, Irvine’s School of Biological Sciences featured Richard Van Etten, professor and director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, to speak on the war on cancer.  UC Davis, UCI, UCLA, UC San Diego and UCSF have formed a consortium bringing together five academic cancer centers to advance precision medicine and clinical research. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, Nov. 3, 2017
Watergate offers parallels, but doesn’t predict what will happen to Trump
“The main parallels I see between the Watergate indictments and the ones now is that it gives investigators leverage to find out all sorts of details that would otherwise be hard to observe,” said UC Irvine political scientist Matthew Beckmann. “In Watergate, indictments got investigators past the spin to discover the underlying crimes.”

China Daily, Nov. 7, 2017
Immigration laws reason for the US Chinese restaurant boom
“It started to become popular among non-Chinese consumers towards to the end of the 19th century because of the growing need for convenient and inexpensive restaurant food,” Yong Chen, professor of history at the University of California, Irvine and author of “Chop Suey, U.S.A: The Rise of Chinese Food in America.”

Daily Pilot, Nov. 3, 2017
Rock opera ‘Chess’ develops a metaphor for political and romantic intrigue
“Chess,” the 1980s rock opera that infused international chessboard showdowns with Cold War espionage and love-triangle intrigue, will come to the Irvine Barclay Theatre Nov. 11-18. The six performances launch the 2017-18 season of UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama and its theme “The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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