UCI News

ABC 7, Sept. 18, 2017
UC Irvine receives $200 million gift for health sciences
UC Irvine announced on Monday that the school has received a $200 million gift from two longtime campus supporters. It’s the largest gift in the university’s history. The donation by Susan and Henry Samueli is the seventh-largest gift given to a single public university, UCI officials said in a statement.

U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 18, 2017
UCI Receives $200M Gift to Launch New Health School
The University of California, Irvine announced Monday it will launch a new College of Health Sciences to teach interdisciplinary integrative health, thanks to a $200 million donation from philanthropists Susan and Henry Samueli. “The Samuelis have been amazing supporters of the promotion of health in general for a very long time,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman told U.S. News. “We have big ambitions. We think that moving from just a focus on disease to a focus on wellness broadly defined is the right strategy.”

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 18, 2017
UC Irvine aims to transform public health with record-breaking $200-million donation
On Monday, UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman announced that the Samuelis have donated $200 million to launch what he billed as the nation’s first university wide enterprise to embed integrative health approaches in research, teaching and patient care. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Reuters, Sept. 19, 2017
Silent killer: Sweltering planet braces for deadly heat shocks
“The best way to mitigate (heat deaths) is to get electricity” to run fans or air conditioning, said Steven J. Davis, a University of California, Irvine earth system science professor and one of the authors of a 2017 report that predicted a growing risk of widespread deaths during Indian heatwaves.

Popular Science, Sept. 19, 2017
Your DNA probably didn’t make you do it
“My sense is that geneticists are doing basic science to advance our understanding of human nature, and that attorneys who are aware of this stuff and who are very clever will come up with ways and try and morph that into a legal argument,” says Nicholas Scurich, a professor of psychology and social behavior, and criminology, law and society at the University of California at Irvine.

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