UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 8, 2016
Perceptions of a new OC reality range
And new perceptions can be forged within OC, as UC Irvine Athletic Director Mike Izzi knows.  Credit Izzi for sensing the potential for community engagement when the school landed the Los Angeles Rams as training camp tenants.

OC Weekly, Aug. 8, 2016
Five reasons spraying pesticides over OC for mosquito control is a terrible idea
Dr. Bruce Blumberg, the developmental and cell biology and pharmaceutical sciences professor at University of California, Irvine, says that pesticides don’t discriminate − they’re designed to kill everything. “Aerial spraying of this toxic pesticide over all of Orange County for mosquito control is likely to harm more than the intended target,” says Blumberg. “Bees and aquatic life are particularly at threat.”

Southern California Public Radio, Aug. 8, 2016
Trump adviser vs. Clinton adviser on Trump’s economic strategy
Guests: Louis DeSipio, Director, Center for the Study of Democracy, UCI, Peter Navarro, professor of economics and public policy at the University of California, Irvine and a member of the official economic advisory council for Donald Trump’s campaign; he is the author of Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World.

MSNBC Live, Aug. 8, 2016
Peter Navarro on Trump economic team
Trump’s speech on the economy comes just days after he announced his team of economic advisors. It is made up of 13 men with what Donald Trump called ‘unparalleled experience and success in business’. Most of them work in banking, business, and hedge funds … only one of them though is an academic economist and that is Peter Navarro. He is a professor of economics and public policy at the University of California, Irvine and he joins me now.

Wired, Aug. 9, 2016
How the candidates’ talking points are getting inside your head
“Inspiration encourages you to think in broad terms, and not focus on detail,” says Peter Ditto, a psychologist at UC Irvine. On a psychological level, inspiration isn’t all that different than anger – they’re both emotions disruptive to rational thought.

Rolling Stone, Aug. 5, 2016
The point of no return: Climate change nightmares are already here
Eric Rignot, a climate scientist at NASA and the University of California, Irvine and a co-author on Hansen’s study, said their new research doesn’t necessarily change the worst-case scenario on sea-level rise, it just makes it much more pressing to think about and discuss, especially among world leaders. In particular, says Rignot, the new research shows a two-degree Celsius rise in global temperature – the previously agreed upon “safe” level of climate change – “would be a catastrophe for sea-level rise.”

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