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CBS News, Nov. 16, 2015
Watching news coverage of Paris attacks may take toll on viewers
“We were very surprised at the degree to which repeated media exposure was so strongly associated with acute stress symptoms,” the study’s lead author, E. Alison Holman, associate professor of nursing science at the University of California, Irvine, said in a statement. “We suspect that there’s something about repeated exposure to violent images or sounds that keeps traumatic events alive and can prolong the stress response in vulnerable people.”

The Guardian, Nov. 14, 2015
Why China’s super-rich are now eager to invest in philanthropy
The quality of life of many people I’ve talked to is not really different from how it was when reforms began,” said Professor Dorothy Solinger of the University of California, Irvine, who has spent years studying urban poverty. “When the government mentions poverty now, the cities are neglected: it’s all about the countryside.”

WBGO, Nov. 13, 2015
Allan Wolper talks to Michele Goodwin
Michele Bratcher Goodwin’s investigative research in human trafficking, the black market for body parts, reproductive rights, the politics of organ transplants, and bioethics has won her wide acclaim. She is a Chancellor’s Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California, School of Law, Irvine.

The Conversation, Nov. 16, 2015
Why Paris?
Ian Coller, associate professor of history, University of California, Irvine [writes], … No-one knows exactly how many Muslims live in France, because it is illegal to count them. The prohibition on collecting such data is, apparently, intended to protect minorities from attack, but it relegates them to the shadows. … The choice of Paris is as much about a perverted kind of cultural resentment as it is about history.

Orange County Register, Nov. 15, 2015
Vacations, groceries, hotels: Supervisor Todd Spitzer’s spending from obscure fund raises questions
Political scientist Mark Petracca, associate dean of UC Irvine’s School of Social Sciences, said Spitzer’s spending could prompt other committee campaigns. “If this quote unquote works, my guess is you’ll see an explosion of these kinds of second committees, created precisely as a way of circumventing fundraising laws,” he said.

CBS Los Angeles, Nov. 16, 2015
New hepatitis C test
Researchers at UC Irvine are saying they have developed one urine test to diagnose hepatitis C. Current blood testing requires 2 steps, they are expensive and not widely available. More than 3 million people in the U.S. are infected with hep C.