UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 8, 2015
How bad weather could affect stock prices
David Hirshleifer, a professor of finance at University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business … says he thinks the study is valuable for investors in general because it shows the power that moods can have over people’s financial decision making. A key takeaway for investors, Dr. Hirshleifer says, is to distance themselves from these moods when making decisions.

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 6, 2015
Unintended consequences of Prop. 47 pose challenge for criminal justice system
Keramet Reiter, a criminology professor at UC Irvine, said the ballot measure has been used by critics as a “convenient scapegoat” for the rise in crime. The reality, she said, is more complicated in a state that is undergoing broad changes to its criminal justice system, including a massive shift of inmates from state prisons to local jails.

SciDev.Net, Nov. 4, 2015
Handy device to help early detection of oral cancer
Petra Wilder-Smith, director of dentistry at UCI, says if “oral cancer is diagnosed before it spreads to other parts of the body, treatment options are excellent.” She says that the device is useful in developing countries where oral cancer rates are high due to cigarette smoking or the habit of chewing of cancer-causing products such as betel nuts.

Southern California Public Radio, Nov. 8, 2015
Garcetti explains email endorsement mistake
Rick Hasen, University of California, Irvine, law professor, described the email episode as “a clear violation, but also a minor infraction.” … Hasen said on the grand scale of political corruption, it’s like going 56 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone.

Orange County Register, Nov. 8, 2015
Book review: Crouching tiger, looming threat?
Is China a menacing military threat to the United States? Or is that threat overblown? The question is crucial for Orange County and the rest of California. … The topics are discussed in a new book by UC Irvine business professor Peter Navarro, Crouching Tiger: What China’s Military Rise Means for the World.