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NBC News, Aug. 29, 2019 (Audio)
Why Is This Happening? Inside the fight to obtain college at any cost with Caitlin Zaloom: podcast and transcript
Caitlin Zaloom: “And, I mean, the public university systems in this country are engines of mobility in ways that are just utterly and completely fantastic. I mean, you look at schools like the University of California- Irvine. They are bringing students from families that make very little money, and kind of launching them into the world with amazing educations that they have cultivated together in this place, into lives that they never would have imagined possible if they only took the perspective of where their parents lived and worked.” [52:36]

Associated Press, Aug. 28, 2019
Africa is the ‘fire continent’ but blazes differ from Amazon
Globally, the amount of area burned declined by about 25% over the past two decades, largely because of savannas and grasslands being converted to agriculture, said James Randerson, an earth systems scientist at the University at California, Irvine. Randerson said the tropical forests of Africa have yet to see widespread deforestation driven by industrial-scale agriculture that is transforming parts of the Amazon.

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 28, 2019
Ernie Barnes’ ‘Sugar Shack’: Why museum-goers line up to see ex-NFL player’s painting
Visitors often form a line around the painting, said the show’s curator, Bridget R. Cooks, associate professor in the departments of African American studies and art history at UC Irvine. They all wait for their moment with Barnes’ work, a piece that entered pop-culture consciousness after appearing on the 1970s sitcom “Good Times” and as the cover art to Marvin Gaye’s 1976 album, “I Want You.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Air Space Magazine, September 2019
How Satellites and Telescopes are Tracking the Effects of Global Change, Down to the Millimeter
Geophysicist Isabella Velicogna, at the University of California, Irvine, uses them to track how the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets lose weight in the summer as ice melts and gain it back in the winter as snow piles up and freezes. The U.S.-German satellites, known as GRACE, for Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, measure the changing force of gravity at Earth’s surface.

The New York Times, Aug. 26, 2019
6 Tips for a Regret-Free Wedding Registry
My husband and I rushed through the registry process. We didn’t know what a registry actually should be: a blueprint for the “new life a couple hopes to create together,” as Tonya Williams Bradford, Ph.D., an assistant marketing professor at the University of California, Irvine and researcher who studies gift-giving rituals, explained. It’s only masquerading as a shopping list. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

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