UCI News

The New York Times, Oct. 5, 2015
California governor signs assisted suicide bill into law
Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, director of medical ethics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, said he expected a number of hospitals would refuse to offer life-ending drugs, to preserve their own reputations and relationships with patients.

Orange Coast, Sept. 30, 2015
The rap bias
Charis Kubrin is a professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine, and her work examines aspects of urban life: race, crime, neighborhood dynamics, and the media. But she’s best known for her research into the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials. She has been asked to testify for the defense in two and has consulted on others.

Time, Oct. 6, 2015
5 easy ways to improve difficult relationships, backed by research
David Neumark of the University of California, Irvine, found that a wife whose husband earned less than her sister’s husband is far more likely to feel compelled to work.

CBS Los Angeles, Oct. 6, 2015
Governor Brown signs the Right to Die Bill
Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, director of medical ethics at UC Irvine medical school suggests that low-income and uninsured patients who are suffering from serious illnesses might feel great pressure to end their lives prematurely. Dr. Kheriaty says, “Those folks might feel like out of sense of duty or obligations to others, I really ought to pick this suicide option even if this is not something I would otherwise be inclined to do.”

Scientific American, Oct. 6, 2015
Light from universe’s first stars spotted in Hubble photos
Graduate student Ketron Mitchell-Wynne from the University of California, Irvine, and his colleagues looked for fluctuations in the intensity of the seemingly dark and empty pixels in Hubble photos taken from 2002 to 2012 to measure the elusive first light.