UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 15, 2016
A bill to police campus speech
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine, and Howard Gillman, chancellor at the University of California, Irvine, [write]: Two weeks ago the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, an unquestionably well-intentioned attempt to protect Jewish students on campus. Unfortunately the bill runs afoul of the First Amendment.

The Washington Post, Dec. 16, 2016
We’re really bad at judging risk to kids. We’re really good at judging parents.
P. Kyle Stanford, professor and chair of logic and philosophy of science, Barbara W. Sarnecka, associate professor of cognitive sciences and Ashley J. Thomas, cognitive sciences graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, [write]: In a recent studywe conducted at the University of California, Irvine, we found striking evidence that our fears about the dangers of leaving children unsupervised have become inflated in recent years (even as the actual risks of doing so have declined) simply because the practice has become socially unacceptable.

Science, Dec. 15, 2016
The incredible ecosystem of Earth’s hottest spot
“I noticed a weird noise,” recalls expedition member Amir AghaKouchak, a hydrologist at the University of California, Irvine. A continuous, soft crackling emanated from the walls. He speculates that the sound was the rock expanding as temperatures soared from nightly lows near 0°C up to fall daily maximums of about 40°C. “I just stopped and listened to this beautiful music.”

Los Angeles Magazine, Dec. 15, 2016
Inching ahead with Hyperloop
Traffic sucks more when it’s ironic. This is what I think on the clogged freeways en route to an office park near UC Irvine, where a team of undergrads is working on a cure for traffic and, in a way, for the problems of distance. … [UCI student Patricio] Guerrero Gertz put together his team, HyperXite, in 2015 to compete this month in a terrifying soapbox derby organized by SpaceX.

Bustle, Dec. 14, 2016
Who plays Kathy Santoni on ‘Fuller House’? The original series actor is back
After the show, it seems like she exited Hollywood, since aside from guest starring on Fuller House, she hasn’t had any acting roles since then. Today, she’s known as Annemarie Conley, and she’s a professor at the University of California, Irvine. Could you imagine walking into class to find Kathy Santoni as your teacher?

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