UCI News

BuzzFeed, Nov. 7, 2016
People are having disturbingly similar dreams about Donald Trump
Catherine Liu is a professor at UC Irvine who studies psychoanalytic theory. She’s also one of the editors of a major book on Sigmund Freud’s dream theories. From her point of view, dreams are “half-censored thoughts and wishes” that “collect the flotsam and jetsam of our everyday lives and rearrange and deform them.”

The New York Times, Nov. 8, 2016
After the election, a nation tinged with racial hostility
What happened to America’s progressive era? … Michael Tesler, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine, argues that “the declining support for government health insurance during Barack Obama’s presidency was driven by racially conservative defections.”

Bloomberg, Nov. 7, 2016
Rolling Stone loses defamation case over rape story (Audio)
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine, discusses a court decision that ruled that Rolling Stone Magazine, its parent company, and a reporter for the magazine, are all liable in a defamation suit filed by a former associate dean of students at the University of Virginia, after a Rolling Stone article called “A Rape on Campus.”

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 7, 2016
All kinds of incubators
Applied Innovation: The Innovation Institute launched at the University of California, Irvine in February 2014 with a $5 million gift from the Newport Beach-based Beall Family Foundation. Its physical space is The Cove in University Research Park in Irvine. It houses several startups and those serving them, such as VC firms.

Drugs Inc., Nov. 6, 2016
Marijuana research
At the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Daniele Piomelli is at the forefront of current marijuana research. “Cannabis opens a whole chapter on the history of the brain that we had absolutely no idea about.” He uses brain scans to search for the receptors.

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