Orange County Register, May 22, 2015 11:35 am
Human values to be a focus of Dalai Lama’s O.C. visit
The Global Compassion Summit at UC Irvine is expected to feature fellow Nobel Laureates, leaders and experts with whom the Dalai Lama has collaborated or shares common values. Some of the discussions will address awakening compassion, the effects of climate change and the significance of education in advancing universal human values.
ABC 7, May 22, 2015 11:35 am
Beetle infestation killing trees at UC Irvine
UC Irvine's environmental staff plans to chop down at least 1,000 trees, because they've been invaded by a tiny species of beetle. "We're seeing an infestation of the polyphagous shot hole borer," said John Kabashima, who studies infestations for the UC system … "It's very prevalent in the Orange County region, so things we can learn on the campus here, hopefully can be applied to the region around us," said Richard Demerjian, from the university's environmental planning and sustainability office.
The New York Times, May 22, 2015 11:34 am
‘Shot in the name of art’
So when Mr. Burden, who died on May 10, decided to create “Shoot,” back in 1971, he made sure to find both a trained marksman and a trustworthy friend. Under the auspices of performance art, a handful of friends gathered in a makeshift art gallery and watched a long-haired man train his .22-caliber rifle on Mr. Burden … [Chris Burden and Bruce Dunlap are alumni of UCI]
Good Magazine, May 22, 2015 11:33 am
How the “Al Gore of water” is turning data into action
Jay Famiglietti – hydrologist, UC Irvine professor, and senior water scientist for NASA’s JPL … sounding an alarm about California’s epic drought … It’s possible that recent water restrictions will signal a new era of savvy water management in California, but Famiglietti knows there is much work left to be done. … California’s water wars are really a national, even global, concern.
Daily Mail, May 22, 2015 11:24 am
Want to be more selfless? Try gazing at the stars: Feeling a sensation of awe from the world around us could make us kinder
By making us ‘feeling diminished in the presence of something greater than oneself’ … awe shifts our focus away from our own individual needs and towards the greater good, the researchers from the University of California, Irvine said. … Said lead researcher, Dr. Paul Piff, “When experiencing awe, you may not, egocentrically speaking, feel like you’re at the center of the world anymore.”
Conde Nast Traveler, May 21, 2015 1:48 pm
Iceberg-spotting on Greenland’s frozen coast
I'm afloat above the Arctic Circle on the MV Cape Race, a 110-foot commercial fishing trawler refurbished as an expedition yacht, my back turned to the northwest coast of Greenland …. My 11 fellow travelers include a research team organized by glaciologist Eric Rignot, professor of earth system science at UC Irvine and senior scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory ….
Quartz, May 21, 2015 1:47 pm
Think being a new lawyer in the US is tough? Try being a new law professor
Law school closings, declining enrollment, and general pessimism about the legal profession have apparently taken their toll on the market for American law school professors, according to a dataset compiled by UC Irvine law professor Sarah Lawsky at PrawfsBlawg, a prominent academic legal site originally started by the late Dan Markel, an American legal academic.
Fusion, May 21, 2015 1:47 pm
Discussion: Brittany Maynard’s end of life option
Two distinctive perspectives have emerged in the debate on doctor-assisted suicide. In an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos and psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, Maynard’s husband Dan Diaz spoke in defense of death with dignity laws. But Dr. Kheriaty sees it differently. He told Ramos and Diaz that he would not be comfortable prescribing deadly medication to any patient – and he suspects other doctors feel the same. [Dr. Aaron Kheriaty is UC Irvine Medical Ethics Program Director]
The Conversation, May 21, 2015 1:47 pm
Harvesting usable fuel from nuclear waste – and dealing with the last chemical troublemakers
My research at UC Irvine, as well as that of other labs around the world, focuses on new ways to deal with the last few troublemakers in the used nuclear fuel. … Mikael Nilsson; associate professor of chemical engineering and materials science at University of California, Irvine.
The Washington Post, May 21, 2015 1:46 pm
Could a trip to Mars fry astronauts’ brains?
Even though astronauts aren’t exposed to the rays at levels high enough to kill them, consistent bombardment with low levels of radiation can cause enough brain damage to impair their cognitive function. … the study’s authors argue, NASA needs to figure out ways to counteract the effects of exposure. For example, a drug treatment that reverses radiation’s effects, co-author Charles Limoli, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine.