UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 14, 2018
Review: The Restless Generation of ‘Young China’
[UCI Chancellor’s Professor of History] Jeffrey Wasserstrom, writes, “Flash forward to the 2010s and what leaps out from Zak Dychtwald’s engrossing “Young China” are the many contemporary parallels between growing up in China and the United States. … What was once a chasm is now often just a gap.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 15, 2018
Florida school shooting: Does ‘national emergency’ warrant national response?
The problem for many states is lack of understanding, that while school shootings undoubtedly happen too often, they “don’t happen frequently enough that it’s very easy to predict what’s going to cause them,” and thus whether armed security personnel would have a meaningful impact in preventing them, says Emily Owens, a criminologist at the University of California, Irvine, who has researched school police programs.

Science, Feb. 16, 2018
America’s Corn Belt is making its own weather
This is the first time anyone has examined regional climate change in the central United States by directly comparing the influence of greenhouse gas emissions to agriculture, says Nathan Mueller, an earth systems scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved with this study. It’s important to understand how agricultural activity can have “surprisingly strong” impacts on climate change, he says.

FiveThirtyEight, Feb. 16, 2018
5 Questions To Ask Every Time Someone Leaves The Trump Administration
Shorter tenures and repeated transitions of power are connected1 to more disruption overall, according to Margarethe Wiersema, a professor of strategic management at the University of California, Irvine who studies CEO turnover and succession. She said that although the corporate world is different from the public sector, many lessons from research about CEO departures are broadly applicable to an “organization” like the Trump administration.

Artnet, Feb. 15, 2018
From 200 Studio Visits to 32 Names: Curator Anne Ellegood on Choosing Artists for the Hammer’s ‘Made in LA’ Biennial
“Some are people who Erin or I have been following over the last few years, and this is the perfect opportunity to work with them,” Ellegood said. They also selected a number of older, more established artists who work at local art schools and have been major influences on the younger generation, such as UC Irvine professor Daniel Joseph Martinez and Linda Stark, who teaches at Los Angeles’s Occidental College.

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