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National Geographic, September 22, 2014

New reports offer clearest picture yet of rising greenhouse gas emissions

“The overall outlook is rather bleak,” says Steven J. Davis, a climate scientist at UC Irvine, who co-authored a paper published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change on how nations might share in reducing their carbon emissions.

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The Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2014

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

“We’re in a car heading toward a cliff, and while we’re talking about how important it is that we put on the brakes, the car is meanwhile accelerating,” said University of California, Irvine scientist Steve Davis.

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Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2014

Review ‘The Case Against the Supreme Court’ pushes for reforms

“I discovered in my own mind I have been making excuses for the Court,” says Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine Law School. “The Supreme Court is not the institution that I once revered.”

 

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Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2014

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no plans to retire soon

Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy and UC Irvine Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky wrote op-ed pieces urging Ginsburg to retire. “The best way for her to advance all the things she has spent her life working for is to ensure that a Democratic president picks her successor,” Chemerinsky wrote in March.

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Slate, September 22, 2014

Schooling the Supreme Court on rap music

Erik Nielson and [UC Irvine professor] Charis E. Kubrin have shown, rap lyrics have been used as evidence in hundreds of prosecutions around the country, and jurors and judges tend to reflexively view rap less as an art form than as a confession.

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Time, September 22, 2014

How you can stop email from taking over your life

“We were able to get second-by-second stress levels from our tests and we found that over the five-day period away from e-mail, people’s stress levels went down compared with when they were using e-mails,” [UC Irvine professor] Ms. [Gloria] Mark said.

 

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CBS Los Angeles, September 19, 2014

Groundbreaking study on Alzheimer’s taking place at UC Irvine

UCI researcher and doctor Aimee Pierce is involved in a clinical study to attempt to one day, slow memory loss. … “This is the first step toward developing a prevention for Alzheimer’s disease, and that’s critically important,” Dr. Pierce stated.

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Orange County Register, September 19, 2014

New chancellor lays out vision for UCI’s next stage

Howard Gillman is officially UC Irvine’s sixth chancellor …. What are some of your goals? … Essentially what we all want to do is accelerate our momentum among globally pre-eminent research universities.

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Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2014

Regents OK raises up to 20 percent for UC chancellors

New UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman … won unanimous regents’ approval as chancellor Thursday…. Gillman said he would strengthen ties with the Orange County community, at the campus medical center, in business and technology partnerships, the arts and K-12 schools.

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Science Fiction, September 19, 2014

Prophets of science fiction

At the University of California, Irvine, the Mazor Robotics Company deploys SpineAssist, a medical robot which performs tasks with a level of precision rivaling human surgeons.

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Orange County Register, September 19, 2014

Rare respiratory virus confirmed in California

Symptoms that could raise concern include difficulty breathing, wheezing and a prolonged dry cough that causes the abdomen to heave, said Dr. Shruti Gohil, an infectious-disease specialist with UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange.

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Men's Health, September 19, 2014

6 cures for a bad doctor’s appointment

The symptom: “I feel rushed. My doctor’s speaking too fast, and he keeps looking at his watch.” The cure: … writing down all your medications …. or concerns you have before stepping into the exam room, says Valen Treadaway, a third-year SP [Standardized Patient] at the University of California, Irvine Medical School.

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