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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

  • International Business Times, Dec 16, 2014 1:18 pm

    Hajj pilgrimage ‘leads to annual spike in severe air pollution’ in Mecca

    Isobel Simpson, a UC Irvine research chemist who took part in the study, said: "Hajj is like nothing else on the planet. You have three to four million people – a whole good-sized city – coming into an already existing city. "The problem is that this intensifies the pollution that already exists.”
  • Orange County Register, Dec 16, 2014 1:17 pm

    Early-warning quake system gets boost

    Different types of sensors are required to distinguish earthquakes from sonic booms, explosions and other things that rumble. The $5 million influx will help pay for some of those types of sensors, which are especially important because too many false alarms in a warning system cause people to tune out, said Lisa Grant Ludwig, a seismologist at UC Irvine.
  • The Stage, Dec 16, 2014 1:17 pm

    Learning resources for theatre professionals

    Robert Cohen’s Acting Power examines in detail what acting really is, what actors do and how the whole process works …. He also directs professionally and is Claire Trevor Professor of drama at University of California, Irvine – a veteran well worth reading and heeding.
  • KPBS, Dec 16, 2014 1:17 pm

    San Diego artist could be seeing an extra dimension of color

    By allowing scientists to study her vision and her genetics, Antico learned it's possible she's seeing colors most people can't. … "She has a normal form on one X chromosome and this variant on the second X chromosome," said Kimberly Jameson, a researcher at UC Irvine who's been studying Antico's color vision.
  • Los Angeles Times, Dec 16, 2014 1:16 pm

    Firms’ don’t-call-us policies speak volumes

    Expecting a company to actually speak with its customers is so 20th century. … "As long as a company is responsive, I'm OK with email," said Mary Gilly, a marketing professor at UC Irvine who focuses on consumer behavior. "It's when they're non-responsive that it's a problem."
  • Docsity, Dec 16, 2014 1:16 pm

    University of California, Irvine – UCI students’ life during final exams

    Equations haunting laptops, notebooks and notes all around, a nightmare for engineering students. … Wall decor takes on a new twist during final exams. … Prepping for the finals week involves a lot of casual relaxing.
  • NBC News, Dec 15, 2014 3:02 pm

    Less ice or more? What you need to know about Antarctica’s meltdown

    In West Antarctica, according to one of the studies ... the melt rate of glaciers has nearly tripled during the last decade, "which means that things are happening faster and the contribution to sea level is increasing more and more," Isabella Velicogna, a coauthor of the paper from the University of California, Irvine, told NBC News.
  • Orange County Register, Dec 15, 2014 3:02 pm

    Is a digital degree equal to classroom learning?

    Retired UC Irvine professor Henry Pontell founded the school's online master's degree in criminology in 2003. … “It's encouraging to see the growth nationally in online education,” Pontell said. “Especially when these degrees work to complement, not replace, what's already being offered.”
  • The Guardian, Dec 15, 2014 3:02 pm

    California just had its worst drought in over 1,200 years, as temperatures and risks rise

    Another new paper also published in Geophysical Research Letters by scientists at the University of California, Irvine likewise recognizes the extreme and unprecedented nature of California’s current drought, and focuses on the risks that these events pose in the present and future.
  • The Nation, Dec 15, 2014 3:01 pm

    Prosecute John Yoo, says law school Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

    Those who engaged in the torture documented in such exhaustive detail in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report should be prosecuted, and those who conspired in that torture should also be prosecuted. They include UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo, says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine.
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