UCI News

The Washington Post, Feb. 20, 2019
Your friends’ social media posts are making you spend more money, researchers say
[UC Irvine professor] David Hirshleifer, one of the authors, said via email that “saving is the flip side of consuming, and it’s tempting to think that you’re saving enough because you are not throwing lavish parties or taking expensive cruises the way some people you know are.” But, he warns, “such self-congratulation is treacherous, because those cruises and parties may not really be typical of your acquaintances — they just stand out in memory. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

PNAS, Feb. 19, 2019
Profile of Eric Rignot
Eric Rignot, a glaciologist at the University of California, Irvine …. His use of satellite radar imaging has provided extraordinarily detailed information about how fast the ice sheets are melting and how much they contribute to sea-level rise. Rignot’s findings have shown the impact of climate change on the ice sheets and how little time there may be to stop it. … “Coming to [University of California, Irvine] made me reach a completely different level,” says Rignot. “It broadened my view of Earth science in general, on the connectivity between what I was working [on] and the bigger picture of the Earth as a system.”

Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 19, 2019
Applied Innovation Doubling Cove Footprint at UCI Park
The Cove, the University of California-Irvine’s tech facility and office space that is home to the school’s Applied Innovation business and entrepreneur incubator program, is gearing up to expand its presence in Orange County’s startup scene. … The upcoming move should “help us accelerate the growth for young businesses and UCI IP-based technologies,” [Richard Sudak] said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Marketplace Feb. 19, 2019
Red lipstick and gold hoops: attitudes toward makeup are changing at work
As women of color from working class origins enter middle-class occupations, they may face repercussions and sanctions for how they express their identity, according to Glenda Flores, an associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies at the University of California, Irvine. In some fields, like law, Chicana women describe wardrobes that consist of “conservative high heels,” pantsuits or skirts in “blue, red, and black,” “natural make-up” and “pearl or small gold earrings,” according to the paper “They Are Testing You All the Time” by Gladys García-López and Denise A . Segura.

Daily Pilot, Feb. 14, 2019
UC Irvine students perform the stories of immigration detainees held in Orange County jails
Five UC Irvine theater majors read aloud the narratives of five immigration detainees jailed countywide. The readings were meant to raise awareness of the often-perilous plight of asylum seekers, while also serving as a fundraiser for Friends of Orange County Detainees. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu]

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