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Redbook, Oct. 19, 2017
The Scary Truth About Donating Your Eggs
“The federal government does not regulate this [egg donation],” says Michele Goodwin, director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and author of Baby Markets. …That means if something goes wrong, there’s no clear set of rules you can prove were broken, and your right to recourse may prove challenging. “Litigation is always an option,” Goodwin says. “However, it’s important to keep in mind the power differentials.”

EOS, Oct. 20, 2017
Czimczik Receives 2017 Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring
We are excited to announce our selection of Dr. Claudia Czimczik, an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), as the recipient of the 2017 Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring. The Sulzman Award is given annually for significant contributions as a role model and mentor for the next generation of biogeoscientists. Dr. Czimczik was selected because she is an accomplished researcher and an excellent mentor and educator to undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 19, 2017
Taxing Sugar Leads to Significant Decrease in Consumption, New Study Shows
“The big takeaway is that consumers will respond to taxes but that the response will vary with the type of tax,” says Matthew Harding, associate professor of economics and statistics at the University of California-Irvine and a co-author of the research. “In particular, (ingredient) taxes are more effective because they are targeting an (ingredient) across all products so it prevents people from substituting from a taxed product to an untaxed product, which may not necessarily improve the nutrition intake.”

The Huffington Post, Oct. 19, 2017
Constantly Checking Social Media During A Tragedy Hurts Your Mental Health
A new study published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences shows that people who excessively check social media during horrific events may experience more psychological distress. … “You’re going to feel something no matter what because you’re a human being,” Jones, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine, told Mashable. “Where you go from there to mitigate anxiety is what really matters.”

Daily Pilot, Oct. 19, 2017
Dessen jazz trio explores the sounds of science by improvising with software
The Oct. 26 concert with Michael Dessen Trio & Nicole Mitchell is a co-presentation with the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts and Irvine Barclay Theatre. Dessen and Mitchell are musicians well-known in the jazz and experimental music scene and also teach at UCI. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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