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Nature, April 12, 2017
Antarctica’s sleeping ice giant could wake soon
“Once glaciers retreat beyond a certain point, things may go downhill very quickly and cause rapid sea level rise,” says Eric Rignot, a glaciologist at the University of California, Irvine. “We don’t want to sleepwalk into a calamity like this.” Rignot was one of the first scientists to warn about possible trouble in East Antarctica — a region long neglected by climate researchers.

CNN, April 11, 2017
Texas voter ID law was designed to discriminate, judge rules
Richard Hasen, a law professor at the University of California-Irvine who writes a blog on election laws, posted Monday that the ruling has the potential of putting Texas back under restrictions of the Voting Rights Act.

Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2017
United’s CEO turns contrite as fallout spreads from passenger mistreatment
But UC Irvine professor Jan Brueckner, whose wife cried after seeing the online video, predicted that United won’t easily recover. Brueckner said he had heard of travelers tearing up their membership cards to United’s loyalty reward program. “I think people are enraged by this, and that kind of rage could change people’s loyalty for their airlines,” he said.

Wired, April 12, 2017
Hey Instagram, Don’t Tell Me When to Freeze My Eggs
Extend’s ad definitely struck me as creepy, but I also found myself reflecting on a question posed to me by Loraine Lau-Gesk, a consumer behavior expert at UC Irvine: “Are people reacting because it struck or chord or because it was too crude? Were the analytics too good or too rough?”

Hi-Tech Reporter, April 11, 2017
Telepresence robots that can help kids stay in school
But now this can be possible as a new study by a research team at the University of California, Irvine, is validating how technology is enabling the critically ill kids to be a part of the classroom with the help of the telepresence robots.

Previously “In the News”