UCI News

Sierra magazine, Aug. 22, 2017
The Top 20
These schools are ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainability. … 8. University of California, Irvine. UC Irvine has long used its campus to experiment with cutting-edge energy efficiency technology. … The first application in the works? Powering a zero-emission hydrogen-fuel-cell bus fleet–a college campus first–set to debut this fall.

KTLA5, Aug. 21, 2017
UC Irvine Draws Hundreds for Eclipse-Viewing Party
Organized at nearly the last minute, a UC Irvine event to view Monday’s solar eclipse nonetheless drew hundreds. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 21, 2017.

The Huffington Post, Aug. 21, 2017
It’s Not Just The Memorialization—It’s The Glorification of Slavery and Jim Crow
Michele Goodwin, [UCI] Chancellor’s Professor writes, “Today, these symbols are not so much about the men they glorify; after all, picking up books to read about Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and P.G.T. Beauregard or visiting museums would be far more enlightening and illuminating. Instead, these landmarks gloat violence and regale in the good old days of American slavery and Jim Crow.”

Bloomberg, Aug. 22, 2017
Higher Minimum Wages Will Give High Tech a Boost
David Neumark, an economist at the University of California-Irvine, could safely be called a minimum-wage skeptic. Neumark has written a number of papers on the topic …. But unlike many researchers, who maintain a laser-like focus on the question of whether minimum wage cuts jobs in the short term, Neumark has examined the policy from many angles. A recent paper of his, along with Grace Lordan of the London School of Economics, looks at how automation responds to minimum-wage increases.

Orange County Register, Aug. 21, 2017
Report: California needs to address housing crisis to meet long-term climate change goals
“I think it makes a lot of sense that environmental preservation and protection goes hand-in-hand with economic growth,” said UC Irvine Professor Steven Allison, an evolutionary biologist and ecologist. “Unless you’re trying to make major changes to our business structures you can totally have environmental protection and economic growth and even accelerate that growth,” Allison said.

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