UCI News

Fox News, Dec. 13, 2019
World’s deepest land canyon discovered beneath Antarctic glacier
Glaciologists led by the University of California, Irvine have unveiled what they describe as the most accurate portrait yet of the contours of the land beneath Antarctica’s ice shelf. … The Antarctica topography map, dubbed BedMachine, helped experts discover our planet’s deepest land canyon beneath Denman Glacier in East Antarctica. … “Older maps suggested a shallower canyon, but that wasn’t possible; something was missing,” Mathieu Morlighem, UCI assistant professor of Earth system science and the study’s lead author, said in a statement.

The New York Times, Dec. 13, 2019
Opinion: Boris’s Big Win
Sara Goodman [associate professor, political science], UC Irvine: “Boris [Johnson] is not beloved. If the exit poll is right, tonight is a function of [Jeremy] Corbyn’s spectacular inability to articulate a clear Brexit position, and willful denial that the majority of the country believed this election was about Brexit. Time for new leadership.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Making Sense, Dec. 11, 2019 (Podcast)
#178 – The Reality Illusion
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast Sam and Annaka Harris speak with Donald Hoffman [UCI professor of cognitive science] about his book The Case Against Reality. They discuss how evolution has failed to select for true perceptions of the world … philosophical idealism, death, psychedelics, the relationship between consciousness and mathematics, and many other topics.

Forbes, Dec. 12, 2019 (Contributor)
Trying To Get Ahead In Business? Maybe It’s Time To ‘Ditch The Act’
Dan Gingiss: “What’s an example of you “ditching the act” in your career?” Ryan Foland”In addition to being a keynote speaker and brand consultant, I am also the Communications Manager at University of California, Irvine, for the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. An example of ditching the act in my career in higher education can be seen by how I have begun to open up more to my boss and co-workers.”

LA Weekly, Dec. 13, 2019
Glenn Kaino: The Builder Making Big Ideas Into Hopeful Spaces
It would be fine to describe Glenn Kaino as a conceptual, installation or multimedia artist …. But it leaves out dynamics of material experimentation and place-making — not to mention books, web platforms, gallery curation and nonprofit activism — that are every bit as salient to his vision. A … graduate of UC Irvine, Kaino approaches each of his projects, whether from an institutional scale to more intimate, performative encounters, with the same problem-solving perspective on personal experience that drives his presence as a citizen of the city and the world

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