UCI News

Forbes, April 17, 2019
America’s Best Large Employers
Forbes teamed up with market research company Statista to pinpoint the companies liked best by employees in our annual ranking of America’s best employers. (Rank) 40: University of California, Irvine (Industries) Education (Employees) 23,884 (Year Founded) 1965.

National Geographic, April 18, 2019
Ozone depletion, explained
In 1974, Mario Molina and Sherwood Rowland, two chemists at the University of California, Irvine, published an article in Nature detailing threats to the ozone layer from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases. … The groundbreaking research—for which they were awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry—concluded that the atmosphere had a “finite capacity for absorbing chlorine” atoms in the stratosphere.

New York Magazine, April 18, 2019
Rick Hasen on Why Mueller Should Have Gone After Don Jr.
In special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report, we learned that Donald Trump Jr. was not prosecuted for campaign-finance violations related to the infamous summer 2016 Trump Tower meeting, in part because it could not be proven that he “willfully” violated the law. Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, as well as an expert on campaign-finance regulation, believes this was a mistake. Hasen spoke with Intelligencer and explained why.

History, April 18, 2019
Claiming ‘Sanctuary’ in a Medieval Church Could Save Your Life—But Lead to Exile
A short sanctuary followed by exile was still better than a death sentence; and for many people, it was also better than prison. “Jails were a common place to die,” says Elizabeth Allen, an English professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies sanctuary in medieval England. “You weren’t eating well, you were given often just bread and water and disease was quite common.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 19, 2019
Studies: The time of day you exercise can affect your results
Paolo Sassone-Corsi added: “Circadian rhythms dominate everything we do. Previous studies from our lab have suggested that at least 50% of our metabolism is circadian, and 50% of the metabolites in our body oscillate based on the circadian cycle. It makes sense that exercise would be one of the things that’s impacted.” Sassone-Corsi, senior author of the other paper, is with the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism at the University of California, Irvine.

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