UCI News

The Washington Post, April 22, 2019
Rate of ice loss from Greenland has grown by a factor of six since the 1980s, scientists find
Eric Rignot, an Earth systems scientist for the University of California at Irvine and NASA who was one of the study’s authors, said in an email Monday that the study places the recent mass losses in Greenland in a longer-term context. … He said that shift is worrisome in part because of what it portends for the future, especially when combined with potential ice loss in Antarctica. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, April 22, 2019
UCI professor shows how plastics have become a killing machine for coral reefs
With her bare hands, UCI Professor Joleah Lamb on Monday fished out pieces of plastic waste she had collected that morning from Newport Beach: a sports drink bottle, a trash bag, child’s sand toy, crumpled foam cup and some straws. Even during the Earth Day demonstration Monday at the University of California, Irvine, [Joleah] Lamb could not help but punctuate — even unknowingly — her groundbreaking findings, which have reverberated from Irvine to Indonesia to the United Nations. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Business Journal, April 22, 2019
News for Squinting Eyes
Readers fascinated with the super-small semiconductors made by the Irvine tech firms featured in this week’s issue would do well to look at the work of H. Kumar Wickramasinghe, UCI Distinguished Professor and holder of the Nicolaos G. & Sue Curtis Alexopoulos Presidential Chair for Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

MSNBC, April 22, 2019 (Video)
Is foreign election interference being normalized after Mueller report?
Rick Hasen, election law expert and professor at UC Irvine, and former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi join MTP Daily to discuss Giuliani saying that there’s “nothing wrong” with taking information from Russians. … Rick Hasen [states] “Mueller said there were a number of reasons he didn’t go after Donald Trump Jr. for the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting and one of the reasons he offered was ‘maybe there’s a first amendment right’ to have campaigns research valuable information.”

Education Dive, April 23, 2019
9 universities partner to craft standards for digital records
The effort aims to provide students with a free service that lets them securely collect and easily share academic credentials from a variety of sources, said Gary Matkin, dean of continuing education at UC Irvine, in an interview with Education Dive. “We want to try to create a wallet of these (credentials), where you can pull these things out like a credit card,” he said.

Previously “In the News”