UCI News

Climate Central, Oct. 19, 2016
This is what it’s like to be a young climate scientist
Zack Labe, Ph.D. student at University of California, Irvine studying Arctic climate change: It is an exciting time to enter this field as technological advancements are rapidly changing our understanding of both natural and anthropogenic climate change.

Southern California Public Radio, Oct. 19, 2016
Ask Emily: Beware of unapproved stem cell treatments
But so far, the only stem cell treatments approved for wide use in the U.S. involve stem cell transplants from bone marrow or blood for patients with certain cancers and other disorders, says Sidney Golub, director of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. … “There are some really exciting developments showing great promise, but they are unproven at present,” Golub says.

Orange County Register, Oct. 20, 2016
The First Amendment and political campaigns
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and Raymond Pryke professor of First Amendment law at UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: If lawsuits are brought for defamation or invasion of privacy, for the revelations against Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, they are likely to be quickly dismissed as frivolous and publicity stunts. The First Amendment rightly provides very broad protections to the media in reporting on political campaigns.

The Inquirer, Oct. 19, 2016
Keyboard sounds made during Skype chats can be hacked
A study by the University of California, Irvine called Don’t Skype & Type! found that typing done during a video call using Skype, for example, could be recorded and translated from sound into text. This could prove handy for people with nefarious things on their mind.

Slate, Oct. 17, 2016
Voter fraud
Richard L. Hasen, professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, [writes]: Here’s what we know … about what he’s said and why his claims that the election is being stolen have no basis whatsoever in reality. When he’s been most specific, Trump has said that voters in “certain areas” −which his surrogate Rudy Giuliani confirmed to CNN’s Jake Tapper means inner cities where there are large numbers of people of color − would be voting five, 10, or even 15 times in states such as Pennsylvania.

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