UCI News

Motherboard, April 26, 2017
India’s Plans to Build 370 Coal Plants Will Screw Up the Paris Climate Agreement
Researchers at the University of California Irvine and CoalSwarm, a research platform that tracks coal, looked at India’s plans to construct 370 coal-fired power plants in coming years. Their study, in the journal Earth’s Future, determined that these projects would not only increase India’s fossil fuel output by 123 percent, but also threaten its place in the Paris Climate Agreement, a global treaty to reduce carbon emissions.

The Huffington Post, April 27, 2017
Why This Woman Who Cast An Illegal Vote For Donald Trump Is Getting A Pass For Voter Fraud
Rick Hasen, an elections law expert and professor at the University of California, Irvine, suggested politics played into the decision not to charge the woman, whose race was not revealed.

Salon, April 27, 2017
Trolling for a race war: Neo-Nazis are trying to bait leftist “antifa” activists into violence – and radicalize white people
“If you can portray yourself sympathetically, suffering violence is a strategic advantage,” said David S. Meyer, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies social movements. “It brings people into the conflict and portrays your opponent unsympathetically.”

GQ, April 27, 2017
The California Secession Movement’s Ecstatic Rise and Unexpected Collapse
During the same period in February when I was with members of the movement, I dropped by the California offices of a number of constitutional law scholars, including Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the youthful and eucalyptus shaded UC Irvine law school, one of the newer and more innovatively ascendant law schools in the country. Fittingly, his disposition was the opposite of the grim bow ties of The Paper Chase: Chemerinsky was an excess of warmth and optimism who happened to be less optimistic about the legal prospects of California secession.

Orange County Business Journal, April 27, 2017
UCI Research Effort Gets $9.6M
University of California-Irvine has been awarded up to $9.6 million over seven years to continue studying ways to combat malaria. The funds will enable Guiyun Yan, UCI professor of public health, who has been examining the impact of environmental changes on malaria in Kenya and Ethiopia, to expand this effort by establishing a consortium of researchers.

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