UCI News

CNN, Aug. 3, 2022
The next extreme floods could be even worse, a new study shows. But there’s a way to prevent that
Amir AghaKouchak, a co-author, [professor] and civil engineer at the University of California, Irvine, told CNN that many parts of the country — including the St. Louis area and eastern Kentucky — are particularly vulnerable and need to make a lot of improvements to adapt to the rapidly changing climate. “In the US, in many of our cases, we are seeing that more extreme events are happening, which is an important factor that we need to consider,” AghaKouchak said. “Our exposure has increased almost everywhere, because there’s more development, more industries, buildings, people from all aspects, so our exposure has increased.”

NASDAQ TradeTalks, Aug. 1, 2022 (Video)
Does Home Ownership Help or Harm One’s Opportunity to Advance Their Career?
Does home ownership help or harm one’s opportunity to advance their career? Ed Coulson, Professor of Economics & Director at the Center for Real Estate at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business joins Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq TradeTalks to discuss. “We were surprised that our measure of job stability was correlated with people’s tendency to be a homeowner – or become homeowners – once they have reached that level of stability,” says Coulson of his research team’s recent findings.

The Academic Minute, Aug. 4, 2022 (Podcast)
Adolfo Sequeira, University of California Irvine – Preventing Suicide Using Biomarkers
Suicide rates continue to be a growing concern. Adolfo Sequeira, associate researcher in psychiatry & human behavior at the University of California, Irvine, explores how to identify those in need of intervention.

Nature, Aug. 4, 2022
Predicting real world spatial disorientation in Alzheimer’s disease patients using virtual reality navigation tests
Vaisahk Puthusseryppady, a post-doctorate scholar at the University of California, Irvine in the department of neurology and behavior writes: “As far as we are aware, this is the first study to relate patient navigation performance in VR environments to their risk for spatial disorientation in the community. An important direction for future studies would be to explore and identify VR navigation tests and measures that are effective in predicting patients’ risk for spatial disorientation in the community.”

Campus Reform, Aug. 4, 2022
Students face mask mandates this fall
In a July 18 University of California Irvine (UCI) statement, UCI renewed its indoor masks mandate, an increase in COVID-19 as the cause for the new mandate. According to UCI, the mandate will help prevent “possible exposure to and transmission of COVID-19 on property controlled by UCI, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the UCI community.

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