UCI News

89.3 KPCC Airtalk, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Oct. 7, 2015
The future of speech and microaggressions on college campuses

Doug Haynes, UCI professor of history, and Tanya Sanabria, graduate student in sociology, join Airtalk host Larry Mantle in a panel discussion on microaggressions and free speech. Show was taped Tuesday night before a live audience in Winifred Smith Hall on campus.

Orange County Register, Oct. 7, 2015
Want to lose weight? Give extra pounds the cold shoulder, UCI researcher says

Wayne Hayes, a computer science professor at UC Irvine, became intrigued with the possibility after reading The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss. “Tim recommends ice baths and cold showers and wearing a bag of frozen peas on the back of your neck,” Hayes said. “All of those are either horrifically uncomfortable or just inconvenient. I figured instead of use a bag of ice, why not just put it in a piece of clothing?”

Orange County Register, Oct. 6, 2015
Spotting a stroke quickly can be a key to recovery

Doctors at UC Irvine Health are working to educate the public on the signs of stroke, so sufferers can get treatment more quickly. Steven Cramer, a neurologist and director of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UC Irvine, spoke at the Newport Beach Central Library recently on what a stroke is, how patients can minimize their risk and how to recognize its signs. Cramer’s lecture was part of a monthly medical series hosted by Friends of the Newport Beach Library.

The Economist, Oct. 3, 2015
The model minority is losing patience

In The Asian American Achievement Paradox, a study based on interviews with young Chinese and Vietnamese in Los Angeles, as well as Mexicans, whites and blacks, Jennifer Lee [UCI] and Min Zhou argue that it is not just what happens at home that matters. They point to “ethnic capital” – the fact that these groups belong to communities that support education – as part of the explanation.

KPBS, Oct. 6, 2015
Carlsbad company connects paralyzed man with scientists who helped him walk again (Audio)

In a recent study, researchers at UC Irvine helped a paralyzed man walk across a room for the first time in years by harnessing his own brain waves.