UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Sept. 20, 2019
UCI Institute Gets $24M
University of California-Irvine’s Institute for Clinical and Translations Science snagged a $24 million grant from National Institutes of Health. ICTS’ planned five-year study under the grant involves work to “pursue better health for all” including in diverse communities and through innovative approaches. The institute’s work is directed by Dr. Dan Cooper. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Fortune, Sept. 19, 2019
You Can Now Pay Cash When Shopping on Amazon. Here’s How
“Many businesses are trying to go cashless,” says Mehrsa Baradaran, a specialist in banking law at the University of California at Irvine and author of How the Other Half Banks, a study of low-income people and the banking system. “This saves them a lot of money, but it excludes the unbanked and underbanked who happen to be low-income consumers. These consumers have to pay a premium to use prepaid debit cards or mobile apps with fees to buy goods, when those with bank accounts or credit cards do not have such fees.”

Denver Post, Sept. 20, 2019
Legendary Choreographer Donald McKayle Lives on in Cleo Parker Robinson’s “Rise and Resist”
[Donald] McKayle spent his final decades at the University of California at Irvine, where he worked as chairman of its dance department, following long, overlapping stints in Broadway, film and television. “Crossing the Rubicon” has only ever been performed by UC Irvine’s Etude Ensemble, and its Sept. 21-22 Denver debut marks its professional-company premiere.

U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 19, 2019
AHA News: These Diets Helped Women With Diabetes Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Research is scarce about diet and heart health in people with Type 2 diabetes, said senior study author Andrew Odegaard … “These findings support current dietary-related clinical practice recommendations for populations with Type 2 diabetes as being one approach to improve cardiovascular risk,” said Odegaard, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine.

Somerset House, Sept. 17, 2019
Re:Cognition Podcast | Nick Ryan
In this episode Donald Hoffman, Professor of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, puts forward the radical proposal that everything we perceive as reality, in fact bears little relation to the ‘real’ world in which we live. His work is based on evolution and rigorous modelling, and reflects on Nick’s mission to build a machine that translates spoken language into the audible sensation of its meaning. Don is an author of over 100 scientific papers and three books, including Visual Intelligence, and his new book, The Case Against Reality.

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