UCI News

The Washington Post, Jan. 31, 2018
Federal Reserve keeps interest rate the same as Janet Yellen passes baton to Jerome Powell
“Economists want more communication; lawyers tend to want less,” said [Gary] Richardson, a professor at the University of California Irvine and the former official Fed historian. “Powell has only been at the Fed when the economy is expanding. He has no experience running the Fed when the economy is contracting.”

NBC News, Jan. 31, 2018
Botox injections may relieve migraine pain in children, adolescents
“These children are not going to school, they’re not functioning, and they’re falling behind,” said Dr. Shalini Shah, chief of pain medicine and director of pain services at UC Irvine Health. “So I decided to try Botox — my first patient did remarkably well so I started doing it more and more.”

The New York Times, Feb. 1, 2018
Teaching Activities for: ‘‘Chain Migration’ Has Become a Weaponized Phrase. Here Are the Facts Behind It.’
Now, read the article, “‘Chain Migration’ Has Become a Weaponized Phrase. Here Are the Facts Behind It.,” and answer the following questions: … 6. What does Leo Chavez, a professor at the University of California at Irvine, say about the term and its use in public discourse, and why? [Subscription required for both articles, you can request an electronic copy of both articles by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, Jan. 31, 2018
UC Irvine to host free forum on America’s identity featuring Jill Lepore
UC Irvine will host a forum to explore America’s identity at home and abroad on Feb. 9 and 10. … Panelists, including keynote speaker Jill Lepore … will try to address and to answer the question, “Who Do We Think We Are?”

Futurism, Jan. 31, 2018
Mega Cities Poised to Become the Hottest and Most Dangerous Places Under Climate Change
A team of researchers from the University of California, Irvine analyzed data from 9,000 weather stations around the world and determined the global temperature has increased by 0.19 degrees Celsius each decade for the last 50 years. They also noted that the increase was even more pronounced in the last 30 years — a 0.25 degree-increase each between 1986 and 2015.

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