UCI News

CNN, April 26, 2018
The health benefits of a colorful life
According to Donald Hoffman, professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine, “it is the chromature that targets the human emotions more specifically than uniform color patches.” Hoffman believes that the reason chromatures can target human emotions more specifically than uniform color patches is that they contain far more information.

The Mercury News, April 25, 2018
NASA’s flying laboratory seeks to understand atmosphere
A suite of scientists are zig-zagging across the globe in a flying laboratory, a DC-8 research plane retrofitted to gulp the air we breathe. … “The only thing we avoid is nasty weather,” says UC Irvine professor Michael Prather, who is deputy principal investigator of the mission.

Politico, April 24, 2018
Morning Education
Michelle Deutchman is the first executive director of the University of California’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. Deutchman will join the center from the Anti-Defamation League, where she serves as national campus counsel.

Daily Pilot, April 21, 2018
Around Town: UC Irvine professor named fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
UC Irvine mathematics professor Svetlana Jitomirskaya was recently named a fellow by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for her work involving the study of quantum mechanics equations. … Jitomirskaya is the 36th UCI member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which recognizes accomplished academics, artists, writers, scientists and business leaders. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

OC Weekly, April 26, 2018
Contemplating ‘Costuming the Leading Ladies of Shakespeare: From Stratford to Orange County’ at UC Irvine
The first actress you encounter in the compact lobby exhibit “Costuming the Leading Ladies of Shakespeare: From Stratford to Orange County” at UC Irvine’s Langson Library is Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth. In the reproduction of a painting by John Singer Sargent, Terry wears one of the most notorious costumes in Shakespearean leading-lady history ….

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