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Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory battled rough waters and an onslaught of icebergs for three summers to map for the first time the remote channels below Greenland’s glaciers that flow into the ocean.
James McGaugh, at the University of California, Irvine, was the first to discover this phenomenon in 2006 …. Aurora LePort, a doctoral candidate at UCI’s Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory … wrote … “You give them a date, and their response is immediate. The day of the week just comes out of their minds; they don’t even think about it. They can do this for so many dates, and they’re 99 percent accurate. It never gets old.”
“This is not like a traditional robotics camp, which usually has a goal like having a robot complete a maze,” said Beall Center artistic director and curator David Familian. “We really let them free so they can explore the materials in a creative way.” During this course offered by the Summer Academies in the Arts at UCI, students learned programming and code through creation of a robot with reactive behaviors.
The battle over LGBT equality is far from over. But the court’s embrace of marriage equality takes a stand for sexual-orientation equality, and it should mean that ultimately lesbian and gay families will receive equal treatment under the law. Douglas NeJaime is a law professor at UC Irvine.
Greg Duncan, an economist at the University of California, Irvine and author of the book Restoring Opportunity: The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education … [said] “What studies like this suggest is that cutting benefit levels in programs that support low income families may have consequences for kids’ brain development. That makes it very scary indeed.”
Discussing China’s economy and the impact it has on global markets with Peter Navarro, professor of economics & public policy at University of California, Irvine, and David Riedel, Riedel Research Group, president & founder.
A new report released yesterday says Orange County’s economy is destined for growth and inequality. More Jobs, Less Opportunity is a joint effort between the UC Irvine Community Labor Project and Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD). It had its big unveiling in the meeting room of Santa Ana Public Library. Academics, community organizers and politicians packed the house, a veritable who’s-who of progressive OC.
Jennifer Lee is professor of sociology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine also the co-author of The Asian American Achievement Paradox. … You have written why Asian Americans shouldn’t chuck affirmative action out the window ….
The role of globalization is limited, though, because it’s not only the U.S. where the job market is tightening. Countries including Japan and Germany have seen their workforces top out. Even China faces what Feng Wang, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, calls an “aging tsunami” that eventually will lead to a contraction of its labor supply.
Work by Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) participant Eric Rignot, a glaciologist at the University of California, Irvine, underscores the importance of detailed data. Using sonar data from one part of western Greenland, Rignot’s team found that existing maps underestimate the depth of three fjords by several hundred meters. … “With OMG, we are going to reveal the depth of these fjords,” says Rignot.
Others, like David Neumark, an economist at the University of California, Irvine who has long emphasized the costs of minimum wage increases, argue that it would be far more efficient to help lift people out of poverty using wage subsidies like the earned-income tax credit than to rely on the minimum wage, which frequently helps workers in families whose incomes are already above the poverty level.
It’s a mistake to take one case and generalize or stereotype, noted Jennifer Lee, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine who specializes in Asian American life in America. And she said, it would be a mistake to attribute Pan’s troubles to “tiger parenting.” … “It’s so easy to blame immigrant parents,” said Lee, who co-authored the recently released book The Asian American Achievement Paradox.