UCI News

CBS Los Angeles, Nov. 30, 2016
UCI launches new registry in fight against dementia, cancer, other diseases
“We are at the forefront of finding solutions, but we need the help of the community to make these promising studies as successful as possible. With the C2C Registry, it’s easier than even for people who want to do their part to help find preventions, or potentially even cures,” said Dr. Joshua Grill, a researcher and co-director of UCI MIND.

Orange County Register, Dec. 1, 2016
UCI tries solving this problem: We have sun and wind for power, but how do we store it?
An experiment at UC Irvine could offer a solution to a problem that’s holding back the widespread expansion of clean energy – how to store carbon-free power over long periods. … Enter the hydrogen battery at UCI. … The battery is the passion and lifetime achievement of Jack Brouwer, a  … mechanical engineering professor who has worked on renewable energy for 20 years, 19 of those at UCI.

Southern California Public Radio, Nov. 30, 2016
Trump’s immigration plan could vastly expand CA’s private detention
Investors are seeing the writing on the wall, said Charis Kubrin, professor at the University of California, Irvine’s Department of Criminology, Law and Society. … “There’s no way the existing structures would be able to handle that volume [of detainees],” said Kubrin. The logical next step would be to build more detention centers or find other ways to monitor immigrants facing deportation.

Orange County Register, Dec. 1, 2016
UC system vows to protect rights of undocumented students
Anita Casavantes Bradford, who heads UC Irvine’s Committee on Equity and Inclusion for Undocumented Students, said she was reassured by Napolitano’s statement. “They are among our most talented, motivated and engaged students,” she said. “They are an important asset to our university and our communities, and I’m glad that President Napolitano has shown, through her principled statement and actions, that she also recognizes the contributions that undocumented young people and their families make to our state.

CBS News, Nov. 30, 2016
What are these strange, squishy objects washing ashore?
The Facebook forum is filled with creative guesses, but Matthew Bracken, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Irvine, has a pretty good idea. “I’m almost positive that they are burrowing sea cucumbers,” said Bracken. “They usually live buried in the sand.”

Previously “In the News”