Orange County Register, Oct. 13, 2016
UCI’s Don Blake travels the world searching for what we breathe
But as fun as it sounds – as fun as it is – Blake’s work and reputation are serious. He’s a leader in climate change research. … Through this work, Blake has made groundbreaking research showing that methane was increasing around the globe, among other significant scientific finds ….
Los Angeles Magazine, Oct. 2016
What defines a successful immigrant?
Jennifer Lee, professor of sociology and Chancellor’s Fellow at UC Irvine, [writes]: When I talk about success with my students, many of whom are first- and second-generation Asians and Latinos, I ask for a show of hands: Who among them are the first in their families to go to college? About half are …. They are real immigrant success stories because they started with less than the other half of their classmates, bucked the odds, and made it to a top university.
Orange County Register, Oct. 14, 2016
Eliminate the death penalty in California
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: California voters should pass Proposition 62 and abolish the death penalty in the state. But at the very least, they should reject Proposition 66, which seeks to speed up the imposition of the death penalty and therefore increases the risk of executing innocent people.
CNN, Oct. 13, 2016
Mars mission astronauts could experience brain damage, study says
“These charged particles are very dangerous,” said Charles Limoli, study co-author and professor of radiation oncology at the University of California, Irvine. … Like other obstacles on the journey to reach Mars, Limoli believes this is something that can be overcome and isn’t a “deal-breaker.”
Bloomberg, Oct. 14, 2016
Bloomberg law brief: Florida voter deadline pushed back (Audio)
Rick Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and Nate Persily … discuss voting issues across the country in the weeks prior to the 2016 presidential election. Most notably, a Florida judge overruled Governor Rick Scott and extended the deadline for voter registration in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew.
Previously “In the News”