UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Sep. 18, 2018
UCI Adds to Campus
University of California, Irvine will be opening the doors to its new 65,000-square-foot [Anteater Learning Pavilion]  “active learning” building next week. The university announced on Tuesday that it has created the state’s first building devoted to active learning, which promotes collaboration as opposed to professor-led lectures. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Wall Street Journal, Sep. 19, 2018
Bringing iPhone Assembly to U.S. Would Be a Hollow Victory for Trump
Apple’s iPhone is one of the most successful consumer products in history, and one of the most globalized. Its camera is Japanese, its memory chips South Korean, its power management chip British, its wireless circuits Taiwanese … according to a study of the value added in smartphones by Jason Dedrick of Syracuse University and Kenneth Kraemer of the University of California at Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

OC Family, Sep. 2018
Food myths, tricks and tidbits
Here’s an easy rule of thumb for healthy eating: “Help teach your kid to eat from the rainbow, picking produce form all of the different colors, which provide different antioxidants and phytochemicals that support good health,” said Jody Margolis, UC Irvine’s collegiate dietitian. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Healthline, Sep. 18, 2018
Why the FDA Is Cracking Down on Teen Use of E-Cigarettes
Francis Leslie, a professor of pharmacology at the University of California Irvine, has studied the effects of nicotine on adolescent brains …. One of the main conclusions from Leslie and her fellow researchers is that nicotine use among adolescents can enhance the rewarding effects of other drugs, particularly cocaine. “It produces profound long-term changes in brain and behavior,” she said. Therefore, she applauds the FDA’s action.

NBC Los Angeles, Sep. 18, 2018
UCI Denies Negligence Allegations Leading to Deaths of Research Animals
“Animals were not negligently killed, there is no evidence of lack or inappropriate care or procedures, and at no time was the university in violation of regulations overseeing the use of animals in research,” according to a statement from the university. “Information regarding animal research and outcomes are public documents.”

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