UCI News

CBS Los Angeles, April 12, 2016
La Puente teen to speak to Congress about need for epilepsy research
Epilepsy patent Angel Ojeda and his physician, UC Irvine Health neurosurgeon Dr. Sumeet Vadera, will travel to Washington DC on behalf of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles to speak to Congressional leaders about the need for increased awareness and research.

Marketplace, April 12, 2016
Why banks’ billion-dollar settlements add up to less
“You cannot take the announced figure as a particularly reliable measure of the actual relief that will be delivered on the ground,” said Katherine Porter, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine. She was also an independent monitor for the state of California in a nationwide $25 billion mortgage settlement from 2012 – 2014. “It might be, if [banks] forgive one dollar of a second mortgage, [they] get one dollar of credit,” she said. “That’s what people expect.”

Southern California Public Radio, April 12, 2016
The insect that could destroy California’s avocado crop
UC Irvine tree experts are helping Riverside researchers in the search for a cure or natural predator to the borer since the insect has attacked dozens of sycamore trees on the Irvine university campus.

Quanta Magazine, April 12, 2016
Debate intensifies over dark disk theory
“Normal matter is pretty complex; there’s stuff that plays a role in atoms and there’s stuff that doesn’t,” said James Bullock, an astrophysicist at the University of California, Irvine. “So it’s not crazy to imagine that the other five-sixths [of the matter in the universe] is pretty complex, and that there’s some piece of that dark sector that winds up in bound atoms.”

Campus Technology, April 12, 2016
‘Just-like-home’ WiFi for students
The University of California, Irvine put off updating its student housing wireless. Now it’s ahead of the pack. Ubiquitous WiFi is fast becoming the expected standard for higher ed campuses, and the University of California, Irvine is no exception. “We got to the point where students brought their own router for wireless,” said Kevin Ansel, director of student affairs IT. “We had hundreds of students in line trying to get online with home devices.”

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