UCI News

Popular Mechanics, Oct. 23, 2019
This Is Your Brain on Space
Charles Limoli, a University of California at Irvine vice chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology, and his team recently investigated the effects of neutron radiation in mice exposed to space-like conditions …. “We don’t think these types of impairments would impact long term memory,” Limoli tells Popular Mechanics. “They’re not going to forget who their friends and family are or forget how to fly the ship, but if they encounter an unexpected situation or have to do some on-the-spot problem solving, there could be an elevated risk for making mistakes.”

Worth, Oct. 22, 2019
The Nation’s Largest Female-Owned RIA Started as a Business School Class Project
Since founding Beacon Pointe Advisors in 2002, CEO and partner Shannon Eusey has grown it into the country’s largest female-owned and led Registered Investment Advisory firm, with over $10 billion in assets, 14 offices nationwide and nearly 160 employees. A graduate of the [School of Social Sciences] University of California, Irvine … Eusey stresses the importance of making financial planning holistic and accessible. She spoke to Worth about how she’s expanding her firm from its Newport Beach, Calif., base, getting corporate culture right and what she wishes she had known in business school.

The Washington Post, Oct. 23, 2019
Hong Kong’s domestic workers feel caught between both sides in ‘information war’
With all protest activity orchestrated anonymously online, the movement is largely leaderless. This leaves pro-government groups without an “obvious place to look” for targets, said Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a historian of modern China at the University of California at Irvine. “The power of that means it’s much harder to break the back of the movement,” Wasserstrom said. “But from the side of oppression, it seems to have led to the idea of using any means to find who’s participating.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Law.com, Oct. 21, 2019
Ahead of the Curve: The Legal Academy Reacts to the Markel Verdict
Now for something lighter. Anyone in the vicinity of the University of California, Irvine School of Law on Oct. 29 should take note of what promises to be a thought-provoking event. The school is hosting a mock trial in which Shylock, the vilified money lender from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, will appeal the legal fate he was dealt in the play, with Irvine law dean Song Richardson representing him and UC Berkeley law dean Erwin Chemerinsky representing Venice.

Daily Pilot, Oct. 22, 2019
UC Irvine men’s basketball to retire Scott Brooks’ jersey
“I’m humbled and honored with this recognition,” Brooks said in a release. “UCI holds a special place in my heart. I am grateful to Coach [Bill] Mulligan and my teammates whom I share this honor with. It is a privilege to be joining Kevin [Magee] and Mike [Gillespie] with this special distinction.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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