UCI News

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 29, 2015
The next Silicon Beach? Orange County wants to build its tech community
“Our end goal is to create hundreds of companies and thousands of jobs. We want to be the spark,” said Richard Sudek, an angel investor and executive director of UCI’s Applied Innovation institute.

The Washington Post, Oct. 29, 2015
China lifts one-child policy amid worries over graying population
Experts on Chinese affairs, including Wang Feng at the University of California, Irvine, have long warned that the country was heading towards a “demographic precipice” that could even challenge the legitimacy of Communist Party rule. … “This really marks a historic point to end one of the most controversial and costly policies in human history,” he said.

Southern California Public Radio, Oct. 28, 2015
Oregon family’s decision to let 4-year-old daughter choose death sparks ethical debate
Can a toddler make an informed decision about life and death? Guest: Aaron Kheriaty, director of medical ethics program at UC Irvine Health and associate clinical professor at the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at UC Irvine.

Bloomberg, Oct. 29, 2015
You’re waking up wrong
“We found that caffeine seems to let people memorize things better and for longer periods,” said Michael Yassa, assistant professor of neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine, whose lab has researched the topic.

Big West, Oct. 28, 2015
UC Irvine tabbed men’s basketball favorite
For the third straight year, UC Irvine is the media favorite to claim the Big West men’s basketball title as the 2015-16 preseason poll was announced today. The Anteaters return three starters and 10 total players who saw game action from last season’s squad that won the Big West Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.