UCI News

Orange County Register, Dec. 18, 2015
Most influential 2015: Russell Turner
Why he’s an influencer: He stayed. This year, after the Anteaters made their first NCAA Tournament in Division I – pushing nationally ranked Louisville before losing in the first round – Turner had opportunities to move to a different school. Instead, he’s continuing to take what he has learned under such legendary coaches as Mike Montgomery and Don Nelson and using it to continue building the UCI program.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Dec. 17, 2015
Desegregation not same as diversity and inclusion
Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of California, Irvine [writes]: Without question, the hiring and appointment of chief diversity officers is a step in the right direction. However, it is only one small element among a host of others that will be necessary to bring about real, substantial, and sustained change in higher education institutions across this country amid the protests that are gripping our campuses.

Southern California Public Radio, Dec. 15, 2015
Water wise
One of the many ways modern societies lose valuable drinking water is through toilets.  So says environmental engineer Stanley Grant of the University of California, Irvine.  He and colleagues study ways to manage the water supply in urban areas.  And given increasing drought due to global warming, the topic has never been more urgent.

Southern California Public Radio, Dec. 17, 2015
The etymology of the word du jour, ‘radical’
What does “radical” mean? How has the term’s meaning changed over the years? What does becoming “radicalized” mean? Guests: …  David A. Snow, Distinguished Professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine who focuses on collective behavior and social movements

truTV, Dec. 15, 2015
Simon Cole on fingerprint evidence
“This is Simon Cole, a criminologist at UC Irvine who studies fingerprint analysis.  “You know, fingerprint evidence has been used in court for over a century now, and until recently almost no research was done on it to how reliable it is.” … “Unless fingerprint evidence is offered with a substantial proviso, it shouldn’t even be allowed in court.” [Cole]

truTV, Dec. 16, 2015
Elizabeth Loftus on false memories
“This is Elizabeth Loftus. She is a professor at UC Irvine and a pioneering researcher in the field of false memories.” … “I conducted a study where we showed people simulated car accidents, and even though these were minor accidents, we could ask leading questions and get people to remember that the cars were going faster, and to ‘remember’ that they saw broken glass at the scene even though there wasn’t any broken glass at all.” [Loftus]

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