UCI News

The New York Times, April 20, 2017
Cloud Forests
Caitlin Looby, Ph.D. candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology at UCI, [writes]: Clouds have a significant effect on what happens high up in the mountains. Less sunlight hits these forests, and in the cooler, wetter conditions that prevail, processes like decomposition operate at a slower pace than in lowland rain forests. These forests are packed with species found nowhere else. But things are changing in Monteverde.

NBC News, April 21, 2017
CVS, Starbucks Highlight America’s Love-Hate Relationship with Sugar
Matthew Harding, associate professor of economics and statistics at the University of California – Irvine, said that a more diverse customer base and an influx of millennials — who are picky about what foods they eat, but not where they buy them — were challenging nontraditional food outlets like pharmacies and convenience stores.

Motherboard, April 19, 2017
Monster Icebergs Crowding Canada’s Coast Are Likely Harbingers of Climate Change
I reached out to University of California, Irvine professor Eric Rignot, who has decades of experience studying the ice sheets of Greenland. … “With climate change, more ice is disbursed into the ocean by the glaciers, effectively increasing the number of icebergs flowing out of Greenland,” Rignot told me in an email. “But the icebergs have also been found to be smaller in size as they break up more easily in a warmer climate.”

Inside Higher Ed, April 21, 2017
Aftermath of a Professor’s Suicide
“Stigma with regard to mental health seems to be strong in the faculty community,” said Negar Shekarabi, coordinator for faculty and staff mental-health care and respondent services at the University of California, Irvine.

Psychology Today, April 20, 2017
The Science of Religion for Everyone
Edward Slingerland (Asian Studies, UBC) and Azim Shariff (Psychology, University of California, Irvine), who have spearheaded this project, are both major contributors to the field.

Money, April 20, 2017
The 25 Best Public Colleges for Big Paychecks
We started with the schools’ 20-year ROI, as calculated by PayScale based on in-state tuition … University of California-Irvine. Net 20 Year ROI: $498,000.

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