UCI News

Bloomberg, Oct. 23, 2018
Georgia Lawsuits Cite ‘Train Wreck’ Plan Tossing Out Ballots
States need to have some means of verifying absentee voter identities to guard against ballots being intercepted and returned by others, said Rick Hasen, an election law professor at the University of California at Irvine. … The bigger issue is whether a federal court can compel that process, because judges are reluctant to wield such power over a state without some showing of fundamental unfairness, he said.

Green Car Reports, Oct. 23, 2018
Report: Battery production could offset emissions gains from electric cars
Cars with bigger batteries may have an outsize impact on factory pollution and may take more years and miles of driving to make up for the extra emissions produced in building their batteries. A 2014 study from the University of California, Irvine noted the same phenomenon.

NBC4, Oct. 23, 2018
Search Warrant Sought by Media in Case of Doctor, Girlfriend Accused of Sex Assault
UC Irvine law professor Henry Weinstein told City News Service last week that a judge cannot seal a document that has already been obtained when it was public and written about. “You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube,” Weinstein said.  “The whole idea of, first of all, sealing something that has been written about is absurd and it is contradictory to 1st Amendment principles in this country.”

Advocate, Oct. 17, 2018 (Commentary)
Commemorating Two Forgotten Figures of Stonewall-Era Gay Film
Finley Freibert, Ph.D. Candidate in Visual Studies at University of California, Irvine writes, “The past two years saw the loss of two of the major figures of early LGBTQ cinema, Shan Sayles and Monroe Beehler. … In addition to their significance to LGBTQ film history they should also both be remembered for their struggles for first amendment rights against antigay censorship regimes, both local and national.”

Health Data Management, Oct. 22, 2018
Combined laser and X-ray tech promises big boost in resolution
The device, being installed at the University of California-Irvine’s Applied Innovation Center, uses laser technology that uses high-energy, short-duration laser pulses used to generate X-rays for imaging procedures. … “We see this as a pivotal moment in imaging,” says Bruce Tromberg, MD, professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery, and Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, co-located on the UCI campus. “There is little doubt that this represents a new frontier for medicine.”

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