UCI News

KABC-7, Aug. 3, 2021 (Video)
Cities in Japan, Southern California showing the world that hydrogen is the future
The University of California at Irvine is leading the way in understanding hydrogen and its many uses. “We are standing at the precipice of an important realization that the world is coming to,” says Dr. Jack Brouwer, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI. “If we really want to achieve zero emissions in all sectors of the economy, we absolutely need hydrogen to do it,” he adds. [starts at 2:20]

The New York Times, Aug. 4, 2021
Why Covid Took Off in California, Again
Between reinstated mask mandates and spiking coronavirus case numbers, this summer is starting to feel a little too much like 2020. … Andrew Noymer, an [epidemiologist and associate professor of population health and disease prevention] at the University of California, Irvine, employed a very California analogy to explain it to me: “Delta is a lightning strike and loosening restrictions is the wind” — and they have joined forces to create a threat like a dangerous wildfire. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Irvine Standard, Aug. 2, 2021
The Innovative Ways Recycled Water Is Utilized in Irvine
A few years ago, UC Irvine partnered with IRWD to modernize the university’s Central Plant – the heart of the utility infrastructure on campus. Instead of drinking water, recycled water now courses through the facility’s cooling towers, chilling about 65 buildings on campus. The effort saves enough drinking water to fill the pools in the nearby UCI aquatics center about 80 times over. UC Irvine called it “the most significant conservation accomplishment in UCI’s 50-year collaboration with the IRWD … .”

Elemental, Aug. 4, 2021
Why Older People Are So Much Happier
“The midlife trough that some people see is often a reflection of a more stressful daily life for middle-aged people,” says Susan Charles, PhD, a professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine. “They have less free time, less me time. Even midlife couples are not as happy as younger couples or older adults. I think that the time they spend with each other (or lack thereof) has something to do with this.” The good news? “Life will not always be that busy,” says Charles, who researches the emotional processes in people across adult life.

The Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 3, 2021
Haiti’s history of resilience – beyond coups and natural disaster
“[Those in power] have legitimacy because they are able to shake the hand of the U.S. ambassador or U.N. representative. That is the only thing that gives the current standing government power. Nothing else. It is not being held by any kind of popular support,” says Mamyrah Prosper, a Haitian [assistant] professor of international studies at the University of California, Irvine. Leaders are then accountable to foreign powers rather than to their own people, she says.

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