UCI News

Scientific American, Dec. 17, 2015
Greenland ice loss accelerates 110-year-old record reveals
Even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was missing these crucial data about Greenland’s ice melt …. “By processing the historical archive acquired by the Danish during the last century, they were able to provide an estimation of the ice sheet contribution to sea-level rise since 1900, which was critically missing in the last IPCC report,” noted Jeremie Mouginot, a climate scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

Orange County Register, Dec. 16, 2015
Drama but little trauma in Fed’s interest rate hike
Andrew Policano, director of UC Irvine’s Center for Investment and Wealth Management, said … It is nonetheless significant because, “the Federal Reserve has an army of experts looking at the best data in the world,” Policano added. “They are saying, ‘We are now comfortable with the fact that our economy is growing strongly enough that we can tolerate a rise in interest rates.’ That is the message, and that’s why people pay so much attention to it.”

OC Weekly, Dec. 17, 2015
Guatemala venereal disease experiment draws petition by UCI Law Clinic
“Given that U.S. courts have denied victims a remedy, it was important for us to seek international avenues to hold the governments accountable,” says Citlalli Ochoa, a UCI law student who wrote the petition with the International Human Rights Clinic.

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 17, 2015
Can 1 million women be wrong about happiness and health?
Ed Diener, Sarah Pressman, associate professor of psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine [and] Sonja Lyubomirsky [write]: … Do happier people live longer? An article in the British medical journal Lancet made headlines this month claiming the answer to that question is no. … But the Lancet study is far from definitive. Happiness does matter for your health. A lot.

Orange County Register, Dec. 17, 2015
UCI professor explains science of ‘Star Wars’
The Force, taken literally, would crush you. If you apply Newton’s third law – for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction – then Yoda would only be able to use the Force to raise the X-wing out of the swamp in “The Empire Strikes Back” if an equally amazing amount of force would come crashing down on Yoda. “That’s the way the world works,” said UC Irvine physics professor Michael Dennin …

KTLA 5, Dec. 17, 2015
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
KTLA coverage of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade includes a shot of UCI @ 50 entry. “It’s cold, but very festive” [Cathy Lawhon, UCI Strategic Communications]. … The event is considered one of the nation’s longest running holiday boat parades. [UCI themed boat in video].

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