UCI News

OC Weekly, Sept. 22, 2015
UCI law school summit addresses problems of “Women and Mass Incarceration” today
“Because we address incarceration as a male issue, we ignore the growing problem of women behind bars and the conditions associated with birthing in prison, children torn from both parents, and generally failed policies related to our nation’s drug war,” [UCI Law Professor Michele] Goodwin says.

The Conversation, Sept. 21, 2015
#BlackLivesMatter and the myth of a postracial America
David Theo Goldberg, director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, University of California, Irvine. … As I demonstrate in my most recent book, Are We All Postracial Yet?, insisting that black lives matter is necessary because – unlike “all lives” in this society – black lives are too often taken not to matter.

Orange County Register, Sept. 21, 2015
Poseidon, company that wants to build Huntington Beach desalination plant, donates $300K to politicians
UC Irvine political science professor Mark Petracca reviewed Poseidon’s contribution data and noted its utilitarian nature. “At first blush it seems that … Poseidon is pretty ecumenical in the distribution of campaign contributions …. “They are not trying to pick (or influence) winners as much as they are covering all bases.”

Ars Technica, Sept. 21, 2015
Kickstarter, unlike Etsy, says it won’t use “esoteric” tax strategies
Another tax law expert, University of California, Irvine professor Omri Marian, told Ars that while he feels Kickstarter’s Public Benefit Corporation certification is a step in the right direction, he still has questions. “I have never seen a for-profit company commit to not engage in legal tax planning.”

Vox, Sept. 22, 2015
This is one of the best paragraphs I’ve read on black-on-black homicides
As Charis Kubrin, criminologist at the University of California, Irvine, told me, people are much less likely to cooperate with police if they feel that cops are harassing them on a daily basis. “People don’t feel like they can go to the police even if they’ve witnessed crimes, because they don’t trust the police, and there’s antagonism there,” she said. “And police can’t do the job on their own – they need the community to help them.”

Reader’s Digest, Sept. 21, 2015
9 of the most powerful eating habits to protect your brain from Alzheimer’s
Carl Cotman, a professor of neurology at the University of California, Irvine, and other researchers have studied how kibble enriched with tomatoes, carrots, citrus, spinach, and antioxidant supplements (vitamins E and C, lipoic acid, and carnitine) affects the brains of beagles.