UCI News

The Guardian, Feb. 24, 2017
‘Grey wall of China’: the town at the frontline of a looming ageing crisis
Wang Feng, a University of California, Irvine scholar who is recognised as one of the leading experts on Chinese demographics, said the combination of these trends would place a monumental strain on the nation’s resources in the coming years and had the potential to radically alter its social, economic and political landscape.

Wired, Feb. 24, 2017
The math behind Trump’s deportation plan makes no sense
“All of these executive orders and everything we’ve seen coming down the pike all rest on the assumption, an erroneous assumption, that immigration and crime go hand in hand,” says Charis Kubrin, a UC Irvine criminologist. “The literature shows nothing to prove that.”

Backstage Magazine, Feb. 23, 2017
25 amazing acting colleges you should know
From Euripides to August Wilson, students at UCI’s School of the Arts receive a strong foundation in the sprawling study of drama and its role in society. The school also consistently ranks highly on the list of most affordable drama and theater programs in the country thanks to their generous and numerous scholarships.

Orange County Register, Feb. 23, 2017
Santa Ana may coordinate legal representation for residents facing deportation
Annie Lai, an assistant clinical professor at UC Irvine, said the school is ready to assist and seek funds from private donors to supplement funds the city may allocate. “We constantly, at the law clinic, have to turn clients, potential clients away who cannot afford an attorney,” she said. “Even if the state and the county are not willing to move forward at this time, we hope that Santa Ana will lead and allow the county to follow.”

Science, Feb. 24, 2017
As algae, detritus, and meltwater darken Greenland’s ice, it is shrinking ever faster.
In Greenland, the great melt is on. … “Nobody expected the ice sheet to lose so much mass so quickly,” says geophysicist Isabella Velicogna of the University of California, Irvine. “Things are happening a lot faster than we expected.”

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