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CNN, April 22, 2019
Greenland is melting even faster than experts thought, study finds
“We wanted to get a long precise record of mass balance in Greenland that included the transition when the climate of the planet started to drift off natural variability, which occurred in the 1980s,” study co-author Eric Rignot wrote in an email. “The study places the recent (20 years) evolution in a broader context to illustrate how dramatically the mass loss has been increasing in Greenland in response to climate warming.” Rignot, a professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, said the glaciers are starting to flow faster and break into icebergs that are moving into the ocean.

Poets & Quants, April 23, 2019
Dean’s Q&A: Eric Spangenberg, UC-Irvine Merage School
Today, [Eric] Spangenberg is dean at the University of California-Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, which not only has one of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation, at 46%, it also had the highest first-generation college students enroll last fall among all undergraduate business schools who shared their numbers in  Poets&Quants‘ 2018 Best Undergraduate Business Schools.

U.S. News & World Report, April 23, 2019
The Homeless Are Dying in Record Numbers on the Streets of Los Angeles
“This shouldn’t be happening,” especially when many deaths could have been prevented with better access to health care and housing, said David Snow, a sociology professor at the University of California-Irvine. “If you are on the streets, you are not getting the attention you need.”

Orange County Register, April 21, 2019
Police agencies forfeit millions after new law chokes off funds from asset seizures
Bryan L. Sykes, an assistant professor in UC Irvine’s Department of Criminology, Law and Society, is part of a multistate study of monetary sanctions. … Sykes believes there’s more work to do. “States do not have the right to bow out of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which forbids excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment,” he said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

PBS SoCal, April 22, 2019 (Video)
The Misinformation Age
UC Irvine philosophers of science Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall talk about their new book “The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread.”

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