UCI News

Climate Central, April 19, 2017
Antarctic Surface Melt More Widespread Than Thought
“Looking at the presence of melt water and its fate is critical,” Eric Rignot, a NASA and University of California, Irvine, glaciologist who also wasn’t involved in the work, said in an email, as “models assuming that all surface meltwater will pond and crack the ice are overly simplistic.” He said it was “a stretch,” though to say that surface rivers like that on the Nansen shelf would protect the ice.

ABA Journal, April 19, 2017
Are prisoners’ civil rights being needlessly violated by long-term solitary confinement?
ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with Keramet Reiter, a University of California at Irvine professor and the author of the new book 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-term Solitary Confinement. Reiter discusses the years of research she conducted into Pelican Bay Prison ….

Science, April 19, 2017
Billion-dollar project would synthesize hundreds of thousands of molecules in search of new medicines
“Marty is a visionary,” says Larry Overman, a synthetic organic chemist at the University of California, Irvine. However, he says, natural product molecules are vastly more complex in structure than biopolymers such as DNA and proteins, and whether automated synthesizers could reproduce that complexity isn’t clear.

Bloomberg, April 20, 2017
This Lawsuit Goes to 11
One well-known progenitor of the theory of Hollywood failure is Arthur De Vany. In a paper published in 2004, De Vany, now professor emeritus in economics at the University of California at Irvine, blamed pervasive reported losses on studio overhead, distribution charges, and any number of cost allocations that he had trouble precisely quantifying.

PBS Newshour, April 17, 2017
As global groundwater disappears, rice, wheat and other international crops may start to vanish
Jay Famiglietti, the Senior Water Scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor at the University of California-Irvine, was not involved in the study. But his research indicates two billion people rely on nonrenewable sources of water, and more than half of the world’s aquifers are being depleted passed the “sustainability tipping point.” “I think we’re headed to major threats to food security,” Famiglietti told the NewsHour.

Orange County Register, April 17, 2017
The DMV made easy? Self-service kiosk opens at UCI – first in state
“(UCI officials) were the first who said yes to us,” DMV spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez said. So the kiosk, on the second floor over the campus Police Department, was recently installed to provide “an additional resource for the campus,” said Julianna Bayley, spokeswoman for the UCI Transportation and Distribution Services.

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