UCI News

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 17, 2017
Does Disruption Violate Free Speech?
Howard Gillman, chancellor and professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine and Erwin Chemerinsky, write, “Contrary to the views of many protesters, individuals do not have a right to prevent others from speaking. It has long been recognized in constitutional law that the “heckler’s veto” — defined as the suppression of speech in order to appease disruptive, hostile, or threatening members of the audience — can be as much a threat to rights of free expression as government censorship.”

Orange County Register, Oct. 17, 2017
Amid rise in anti-Semitism, UC Irvine to open Center for Jewish Studies
Now is the ideal time to establish a Center for Jewish Studies at UC Irvine, said the center’s director, history professor Matthias Lehmann. “This is a time when we are seeing a resurgence in anti-Semitism,” he said. “It is important to have a center where we can educate people about the Jewish experience, history and religion.”

ABC7 Eyewitness News, Oct. 17, 2017
UCI Medical Center teaches civilians how to stop life-threatening bleeding
In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, trauma doctors and experts at UCI Medical Center are teaching members of the public how to stop life-threatening bleeding in the event of an emergency. “What are the things that we can do to prevent people from dying?” said Dr. Jeffry Nahmias, a trauma surgeon at UCI Medical.

NPR, Oct. 18, 2017
5 Years Ago, China’s Xi Jinping Was Largely Unknown. Now He’s Poised To Reshape China
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s professor of history at UC Irvine, writes: “In the autumn of 2012, Xi Jinping — the Chinese Communist Party general secretary, someone the Economist recently dubbed the “world’s most powerful man” — was a little-known figure. … That was five long years ago. And the reality of how Xi is ruling China has confounded those early predictions. Now, Xi’s face and words are everywhere.

KPCC, Oct. 17, 2017
Contradictory information makes crises more stressful
These days, there’s almost too much information available – and it isn’t always accurate. And that can cause even more chaos in an already stressful situation, according to a new study from the University of California in Irvine. Take Two’s A Martinez spoke with doctoral student, Nickolas Jones. He studies human responses to crises and was part of the UCI project that looked at how mixed messages affect those who are receiving them.

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