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Hazy road to Mecca

Hazy road to Mecca

Severe air pollution spikes during yearly pilgrimage, UCI and others find

A sense for biosensors

A sense for biosensors

Weian Zhao has created a device that dramatically improves detection of bacterial and viral invaders in blood samples

Ahead of the curve

Ahead of the curve

President Obama’s commencement appearance highlights pivotal year for UC Irvine

UCI rallies around volunteerism to celebrate 50th

UCI rallies around volunteerism to celebrate 50th

50th Anniversary Anteater Spirit Rally kicks off two-year effort to rack up 50,000 service hours.

UCI in the News

  • The Christian Science Monitor, Dec 18, 2014 2:38 pm

    Are small business owners getting short-changed by banks?

    “The biggest factor was the idea that these credit card users were sophisticated financial consumers who could both understand the complex terms of credit card contracts and walk away to better options if they did not like the terms they were being offered,” David Min, assistant professor of banking law at the University of California, Irvine.
  • The Wall Street Journal, Dec 18, 2014 2:38 pm

    Prospects for quick Cuban sugar comeback not so sweet

    For Cuba to compete with heavyweights like Brazil – the source of around one-fifth of the world’s sugar, it would need significant investments …. Steven C. Topik, a Latin American history professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies the history of agricultural commodities in the region. “I don’t think they could have the kind of dominance they had in the past.”
  • The Sacramento Bee, Dec 18, 2014 2:38 pm

    UC tuition increase can broaden access for California students

    The proposal to increase tuition with targeted increases in financial aid can both increase access and enhance quality. … Andrew J. Policano is director of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at the University of California, Irvine.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek, Dec 18, 2014 2:38 pm

    The world’s biggest car company wants to get rid of gasoline

    Toyota’s Mirai ... runs on the most abundant element in the universe and emits only heat and water …. “This is not an alternative to a gasoline vehicle,” says Scott Samuelsen, an engineer and director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. “This is a quantum step up.”
  • Daily Pilot, Dec 18, 2014 2:37 pm

    UCI study suggests higher minimum wages ‘destroy jobs’

    A new UC Irvine-led study is the latest salvo in a longstanding fight over the minimum wage …. David Neumark, a co-author of the paper and a UCI Chancellor's Professor of Economics, said ... "It turns out that it doesn't matter. Higher minimum wages do destroy jobs."
  • Bloomberg Business, Dec 18, 2014 2:36 pm

    California drought needs 17 million Olympic-sized pools

    “Space-borne and airborne measurements of Earth’s changing shape, surface height and gravity field now allow us to measure and analyze key features of droughts better than ever before,” Jay Famiglietti, a water scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a University of California, Irvine hydrologist, said in the statement.
  • OC Weekly, Dec 18, 2014 2:36 pm

    Raising minimum wage kills jobs: UCI study

    One more reason no one gets raises: Increasing the minimum wage causes long-term job losses, according to UCI Irvine research. … David Neumark, UC Irvine Chancellor's Professor of Economics, ... advises separating "our feelings about low wages from the evidence on the effects of the government simply requiring employers to pay higher wages."
  • Orange County Register, Dec 18, 2014 2:35 pm

    Rain helps, but California needs 11 trillion gallons to get out of drought

    Rain doesn’t necessarily translate into viable, usable stored water. … The vast majority is lost to evaporation, runoff and other things, said Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and lead of the NASA group. Famiglietti, a professor of Earth system science at UC Irvine, estimates we would need about three years of above average rainfall to bring water storage levels back to normal.
  • Prevention, Dec 18, 2014 2:35 pm

    How to prevent job burnout in 11 simple strategies

    Unplug after hours. A study from the University of California, Irvine, found that taking a break from work email could lower stress and improve focus. Resist the temptation to check in by turning your work phone off on weekends, and, if you can, deactivate your work email on your personal phone.
  • Colorado Public Radio, Dec 18, 2014 2:35 pm

    ‘The Nutcracker’ proves a feat of endurance for the Colorado Ballet

    Despite the hefty profits, putting on the same show night-after-night, year-after-year causes Nutcracker fatigue for many companies throughout the country. Jennifer Fisher, an associate professor of dance history and theory at the University of California, Irvine, calls this weariness “Nut bashing.”
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