UCI News

The New York Times, Nov. 30, 2017
Energy Idea for Mars Yields a Clue for Powering Data Centers
Scott Samuelsen, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine, said data centers could become an important market for fuel cells because the industry “appears to want to be more environmentally sensitive but more reliant on their own resources.”

The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 30, 2017
Illegal Immigrant Found Not Guilty in San Francisco Killing
Immigration in general either has no effect on crime or is linked to a decrease in crime, according a recent analysis of 51 studies on the topic conducted by Charis Kubrin, a criminology professor at University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

OC Weekly, Nov. 30, 2017
Gerald Buck’s Treasure Trove of California Art Gets a New Home at UC Irvine
“UCI is the perfect match,” says the collector’s daughter, Christina Buck. “It makes me so happy that the campus now has the works for students, faculty and, ultimately, people who just love art—like my father did.”

Quartz, Nov. 30, 2017
Modern parents spend more time with their kids than their parents spent with them
Guila M. Dotti Sani of the European University Institute and Judith Treas of the University of California, Irvine found that modern mothers from 11 wealthy, western countries spent close to an hour more taking care of their kids in 2012 than mothers did in 1965. Dads now spend almost an hour partaking in childcare activities, compared to fathers in 1965, who spent just 16 minutes, on average.

Daily Pilot, Nov. 29, 2017
Little Saigon’s restaurant scene revives as second-generation Vietnamese Americans mix it up
“It’s not just an ethnic enclave for Vietnamese refugees who couldn’t speak English very well,” said Linda Trinh Vo, professor of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine. “It’s becoming a place that’s attracting new clients, new businesses, the younger generation, non-Vietnamese and foodies. It’s becoming known as a place for food innovation.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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