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CNBC – Squawk Box, Sept. 1, 2022 (Video)
New study shows no-fee trading may be costing investors $34 billion
Christopher Schwarz, finance professor at the University of California, Irvine, joins CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss his new study that shows no-fee trading may be costing investors billions.

The Washington Post, Sept. 1, 2022
They lost pregnancies for unclear reasons. Then they were prosecuted.
South Carolina was the first state to prosecute drug use by a woman who had a stillbirth, said Michele Goodwin, a law [Chancellor’s] Professor at the University of California, Irvine and author of “Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood.” … Goodwin said she sees racial disparities in prosecutions of women like McKnight, who is Black. “If you were wealthy and White and educated and you were abusing cocktails of prescriptions, you were not being punished,” she said. “But if you had a low birth weight baby or a pregnancy loss and were a person of color, they would try to put you in prison.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 31, 2022
Column: In blow to public health, judge tosses FDA lawsuit targeting a clinic offering unproven stem cell treatments
A federal judge in Riverside declared a California stem cell treatment firm to be exempt from Food and Drug Administration regulations, opening the door to the further proliferation of clinics offering therapies the FDA says are scientifically unproven and potentially dangerous. … Bioethicist [and public health professor] Leigh Turner of UC Irvine, who has collaborated with [Paul S.] Knoepfler on tracking the growth of the stem cell clinic industry, agreed that [Judge Jesus G.] Bernal’s ruling is “an enormous setback for the FDA in an area where they’ve struggled for many years…. For people who work in this industry, it’s great news. But not for anyone concerned about patient safety, misinformation or disinformation.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

LAist, Aug. 31, 2022
How Are Teachers Trained To Help Students With Dyslexia? Many California Educators Want Change
Julie Washington, a professor at UC Irvine’s school of education, agrees that structured literacy is beneficial for most students. But “it’s not a panacea,” she said, especially for helping children from different cultural and language backgrounds. “When structured literacy is implemented with fidelity, it really helps kids learn how to break the written code,” she said. “And that is the first step to learn to read, but only the first step.”

Forbes, Sept. 1, 2022 (Contributor)
$94 Billion In New Student Loans Every Year: Why Loan Forgiveness May Not Solve Anything
Jeanne Scheper, who serves as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Irvine, says that it is also time for society to change course and invest in futures where young people who want an education and to contribute meaningfully in society don’t have to be saddled with decades of debt. “Our universities should be producing magnificent minds, not mortgaged minds,” she says. Scheper believes that society’s solution lies in our willingness to invest in the public good at the state and federal level by building a strong public education that is accessible and affordable to everyone.

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