The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 2, 2016
Top colleges in the west for diversity
Much of the rest of the list is dominated by public institutions, including three schools in the University of California system: UC Irvine, UCLA and UC San Diego. … The environment category tracks several measures of diversity … University of California, Irvine; Environment rank: West: 5; Environment rank: National: 8.
Quanta Magazine, Dec. 1, 2016
In the deep, clues to how life makes light
One of the biggest potential uses for luciferin and luciferase is in cellular biology research − inserting them would be akin to installing lights in cells and tissues. “This type of technology can be used to track anything from where a cell is, to gene expression, to protein production,” said Jennifer Prescher, a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Irvine.
Los Angeles Times, Dec. 2, 2016
Mystery solved: Here’s what those creepy creatures washing onto Orange County beaches are
According to a biology expert at UC Irvine … Matt Bracken, a[n associate] professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Irvine, said he initially thought the creatures were salps, barrel-shaped animals that look like jellyfish but have dorsal nerve cords. But he took a closer look when he heard they were burrowing into the sand.
The New York Times, Dec. 2, 2016
Want to rev up the economy? Don’t worry about the trade deficit
Perhaps the best indication of Mr. Trump’s thinking is a report released by the campaign in September. The report, Scoring the Trump Economic Plan: Trade, Regulatory and Energy Policy Impacts, was written by Peter Navarro and Wilbur Ross. Mr. Navarro is an economics professor at the University of California, Irvine. … A major theme of the report is concern about the trade deficit.
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