UCI News

Daily Pilot, Aug. 7, 2019
Warrior-Scholar Project ‘boot camp’ at UCI puts military members on the front line of education
“We are extremely excited to host the Warrior-Scholar Project here on UCI’s campus,” said Kevin Huie, the university’s executive director of student success initiatives. “The participants will have the amazing opportunity to learn from some of our world-class faculty members in the School of Social Sciences and School of Law while gaining a strong set of critical, academic skills and knowledge that will help prepare them for future success.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, Aug. 7, 2019
Opinion: The Tragic Story Called ‘United States History’
Héctor Tobar, associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, writes “Saturday’s attack on El Paso was an attack on the Mexican heritage of millions of Americans — and also part of a history of white supremacist and nativist acts in Texas across three centuries.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Bustle, Aug. 7, 2019
Why Is My Arm Asleep? 6 Reasons Your Limbs Go Numb When You’re Sleeping
“There may be an assortment of reasons why an arm may go numb during sleep, some benign, while others are more concerning,” Keiland Cooper, neuroscientist at the University of California Irvine, tells Bustle. “The general case of this is called paresthesia, more commonly referred to and experienced by the ‘pins and needle’ in a hand, foot, arm, or leg.” … While it’s usually harmless, chronic paresthesia may indicate a bigger problem. “In any case, it never hurts to bring it up to your doctor so they can take your specific circumstances into consideration,” Cooper says.

Time, Aug. 7, 2019
Parts of Alaska Have No Sea Ice For the First Time Ever As Temperatures in the Region Hit Record Highs
While most people think of melting ice in the context of sea levels, the loss of sea ice actually plays no role in the rising water, says Zachary Labe, a Ph. D candidate at the University of California, Irvine, who studies climate science. The ice that causes rising sea levels, frozen freshwater land ice is largely present in Greenland. Instead, Alaska’s sea ice affects the Earth’s temperature. “We care about sea ice is because it acts as something called ‘albedo’ — which means reflectivity” said Labe.

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, Aug. 7, 2019
Podcast: Why Science Needs the Humanities to Solve Climate Change
We speak with Steven Allison, Professor of Ecology & Earth System Science, and Tyrus Miller, Dean of the School of Humanities at Univ. of California, Irvine. After collaborating on research, the two scholars wrote an article entitled “Why Science Needs the Humanities to Solve Climate Change.” They concluded that combining a scientific and a humanities point-of-view gives us a more complete picture of what really causes and results from climate change. At the same time, their work sheds light on the benefits of an inter-disciplinary approach to analyzing and finding solutions for complex problems in general.

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