UCI News

The Huffington Post, Sept. 21, 2017
Mahtab Jafari: Reach for the Moon and Land on it
Dr. Jafari is currently Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) … Her current research focus is on slowing the aging process and adding healthy years to human life through a science that she introduced as Healthspan Pharmacology. Using human cultured cells, fruit flies, and mice she studies the impact of botanical extracts and dietary supplements on aging.

The New York Times, Sept. 21, 2017
Why Trump’s Softening on Immigration Is Unlikely to Splinter His Base
Using similar methods to Mr. Lenz’s, Michael Tesler, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine, has conducted research on long-held predispositions, like views about people who are “different from you.” Mr. Tesler found that voters are less likely to change those kinds of positions to follow their party leaders. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

NBC News, Sept. 20, 2017
A Cancer Patient Found a Stem-Cell Donor, but the U.S. Hasn’t Granted Her a Visa
Thuy Nguyen, who lives in Vietnam … also submitted a letter from the City of Hope medical center that requested an emergency temporary medical visa, and one from the University of California, Irvine Medical Center that … stated Nguyen would not overstay her visa in the U.S. to the consulate.

Yahoo! Finance, Sept. 20, 2017
Why someone like the KB Home CEO could keep his job after a profane outburst
More recently, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick got caught on tape berating an Uber driver … While he eventually resigned under duress, Margarethe Wiersema, a professor at the business school at the University of California, Irvine, pointed out that the outburst alone was not the reason for his removal … “If the CEO has another blow out – I am not so sure that they [the board] will be as forgiving,” said Wiersema, whose specialties include CEO replacement. “He has been once warned.”

PleinAir Today, Sept. 20, 2017
Stern’s Well-Deserved Honor
On Wednesday, September 13, the renowned Jean Stern, executive director of the Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine, received the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters during a grand ceremony. … Established by the French government in 1957, and confirmed by President Charles de Gaulle in 1963, the Order is the highest award presented by the French government that exclusively recognizes meritorious achievement in the arts and literature.

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