The New York Times, Feb. 1, 2019
Gigantic Cavity in Antarctica Glacier Is a Product of Rapid Melting, Study Finds
“This is the ocean eating away at the ice,” said Eric Rignot, an author of the study and a professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine. “It’s a direct impact of climate change on the glacier.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]
ABC7, Jan. 22, 2019 (Video)
Virtual Reality in Medical Education
ABC7 stopped by UCI School of Medicine to see how they are using virtual reality to teach medical students to be more compassionate.
Wired, Jan. 31, 2019
The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Breaks an AI Record
Running deep learning on supercomputers is a new idea that’s come along at a good moment for climate researchers, says Michael Pritchard, a professor at the University of California, Irvine. … That could give us a clearer view of our climate’s future. Pritchard’s group showed last year that deep learning can generate more realistic simulations of clouds inside climate forecasts, which could improve forecasts of changing rainfall patterns.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 31, 2019 (Opinion)
The Crisis-Industrial Complex
Marcelle Hayashida, Associate Vice Chancellor from University of California, Irvine writes, “If your team has truly been in crisis mode all year, either from real or imagined crises, it means it is probably chronically stressed and at high risk for burnout or staff turnover. That isn’t something we ought to be crowing about. The crisis-industrial complex is not something we should mindlessly and casually perpetuate. Not everything is a crisis.”
Orange County Register, Jan. 31, 2019
Spotlight: The arts take center stage in February
The largest Vietnam New Year festival in the world is in our backyard. Last year’s event set a record with 60,000 Southern Californians coming for games, rides, food, firecrackers and myriad diversions. This year, the Year of the Pig, will likely devour that record. “The growth is aligned with the growth of the Asian-American population in Southern California,” UC Irvine professor of Asian American Studies Linda Vo said. “The Lunar New Year incorporates all the ethnic groups that celebrate the new year: the Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodians.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to email@example.com]
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