UCI News

The Washington Post, Feb. 10, 2017
NASA launched an unprecedented study of Greenland’s melting. Now, the data are coming in
In 2015, in a moment of science communication genius, NASA created a mission called “OMG.” The acronym basically ensured that a new scientific mission — measuring how quickly the Oceans are Melting Greenland — would get maximum press attention. “It’s too early” to run the model, said Mathieu Morlighem, a researcher at the University of California, Irvine and the lead author of one of the papers presenting the accumulating data. “I think you need to wait another year or two, maybe more. It was not possible at all before OMG.”

Los Angeles Times, Feb. 12, 2017
Should the judiciary defer to the executive on national security issues?
Barry Siegel, a former Times staff writer and director of the literary journalism program at UC Irvine [writes]: …three judges from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals listened to a Justice Department lawyer urge them to reinstate President Trump’s ban on travel from seven largely Muslim nations.

USA Today, Feb. 11, 2017
California could become a sanctuary state. What that means
“I think (restricting funding) is legally a gray area right now,” said Ana Muniz, assistant criminology professor at University of California, Irvine. “The federal government can’t compel local governments to act, but there is also the legality over the federal government forcing the state to act. Withholding money could be seen as an overstepping.”

Salon, Feb. 12, 2017
Watch: NBA makes slam dunk with eSports deal
Recently, universities have begun to recognize eSports in their athletics programs; some even offer scholarships for gaming programs. Schools such as University of California, Irvine …

Fox 5, Feb, 10, 2017
1 in 10 immigrants in U.S. illegally live in New York area
That could pose a challenge to the new administration’s efforts to increase deportations, said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies at University of California, Irvine. “If Trump wants numbers, rather than to solve a political problem, he needs to go to these places, because that is where the numbers are,” he said.

Previously “In the News”