UCI News

The New York Times, Feb. 4, 2019
Lunar New Year in the Golden State
Last week I checked back in with Yong Chen, a history professor at U.C. Irvine who has focused on Chinese and American cultural relations, about shopping for the Lunar New Year. He said that while Lunar New Year was still one of the biggest travel and shopping holidays in China, there was no denying that strained relations between the world’s two biggest economies had put a damper on Chinese tourism — and spending — in the United States. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Orange County Register, Feb. 4, 2019
Status Update: Parcel Pending in Irvine sells for $100 million; Yard House veteran joins Stacked
Good Works. LIFEvest, a residential financial literacy program, has received a $2 million gift from the Pacific Life Foundation …. The gift is the largest the Pacific Life Foundation will make in 2019. The LIFEvest program hosts eighth and ninth graders from underserved communities for a week-long program on the UCI campus during which the students stay in UCI dorms and eat in UCI dining halls. During the week, the teens learn financial literacy to motivate and prepare them to be the first in their families to go to college. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Nature, Feb. 4, 2019
Arctic scientists iced out by US–India radar mission
“NISAR will occupy a unique place in our international spectrum by being the only [SAR] mission that covers the Antarctic continent in its entirety,” says Eric Rignot, a glaciologist at the University of California, Irvine, who is on the mission’s science team. “This is tremendously important for our future,” he argues, given that Antarctica is not mapped as well as the Arctic, and climate change is transforming Antarctic ice, too.

Coast Magazine, Feb. 1, 2019
Click: Sweet memories for UCI Mind Gal
UCI MIND, the University of California, Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, Orange County’s only state and federally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, can now count on $370,000 more in funding to help its mission. … Coast was the proud media sponsor of the event, which for nine years and counting has brought more than $1.59 million to fund critical research. Dr. Joshua Grill, UCI MIND director, noted, “We are forever grateful for the continued support that we have received throughout the years.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to comunications@uci.edu.]

Mashable, Feb. 1, 2019
It’s damn cold, but heat records in the U.S. still dominate“Even in a warming world, we can expect cold outbreaks and even record cold to occur,” Zachary Labe,a climate scientist focused on the changing Arctic at the University of California at Irvine, said over email. “However, in the long-term, temperatures are warming during the wintertime in the United States,” said Labe.

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