UCI News

The Washington Post, Dec. 20, 2016
Pre-Christmas melt? North Pole forecast to warm 50 degrees above normal Thursday
Zachary Labe, a doctoral student researching the Arctic at the University of California, Irvine, said that the lack of ice in this region has allowed ocean temperatures to warm to levels well above normal. “The warm ocean acts as a buffer to keep the air temperatures from getting colder,” Labe said.

Daily Pilot, Dec. 20, 2016
UCI gets record 102,210 applications for fall 2017
UC Irvine announced Monday that the university has broken its record for applications for a quarter, with more than 100,000 applicants for fall 2017 so far. The number broke the record set last year, when UCI received nearly 98,000 applications from aspiring freshmen and transfer students for fall 2016.

El Paso Times, Dec. 17, 2016
DPS tickets, warnings spike in El Paso
Charis E. Kubrin, a professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine, said the analysis indicates that Texas might be profiling Latinos who live in border communities in the name of border security. … “You have to have probable cause,” she said. “You have to have reasonable suspicion. When reasonable suspicion is determined by race or ethnicity, that becomes a problem.”

The Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 21, 2016
Climate change: North Pole to reach 50 degrees warmer than normal
While two consecutive years of unseasonable heat in Arctic winter could be an indicator of climate change, Zachary Labe, a doctoral student researching the Arctic at the University of California, Irvine, cautions that two similar instances in a row do not necessarily define a new normal – at least, not yet.

Valley Public Radio, Dec. 20, 2016
Fresno County sheriff: Allowing ICE agents in the jail could be a model for the nation
There are significant hurdles that would complicate the matter says UC Irvine political science professor Louis DeSipio. … “It would be a very expensive commitment of staffing for an agency that has lots of enforcement responsibilities. Not just checking people who are detained for one reason or another. But also going out and finding people who have outstanding deportation orders against them,” DeSipio says.

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