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ABC7, Feb. 6, 2019
3 events worth checking out in Irvine this week
Last but not least, head over to the UC Irvine’s Crystal Cove Auditorium Friday night for an evening with Bill McKibben — a writer and activist who has “tirelessly sought to publicize the dangers of climate change,” says Eventbrite. When: Friday, Feb. 8, 4-6 p.m. Where: UC Irvine Student Center, Irvine, CA 92697 Admission: Free

National Geographic, Feb. 6, 2019
Most dire projection of sea-level rise is a little less likely, reports say
Does MICI [marine ice cliff instability] exist? It’s still not clear, says Matthieu Morlighem, a cryosphere scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the studies. But scientists are throwing their weight into solving the question. “The holy grail is to find a law that would apply to every single glacier in Greenland and Antarctica that would capture the way that glaciers calve and transform,” says Morlighem.

The Washington Post, Feb. 5, 2019
Leaked calendars show how much Trump’s ad hoc approach differs from his predecessors
“The Trump situation is highly unusual,” said Matthew Beckmann, a University of California at Irvine [political science associate] professor who has analyzed several decades of presidential daily schedules and is writing a book about how commanders in chief manage their time. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu]

San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 5, 2019
California Voting Rights Act survives legal challenge, but it’s not over
“It’s having a big impact in California,” said Rick Hasen, a UC Irvine law professor and election-law expert. He said many school districts, in particular, have had to adopt district election plans in recent years after being threatened with lawsuits. San Francisco switched to district elections under a local ballot measure that took effect in 2000.

Patch, Feb. 5, 2019
UCI Health Uses Advanced Ultrasound to Treat Prostate Cancer
On Monday, February 4, 2019, UCI Health (UCI) treated the first prostate cancer patient in the U.S. using the world’s most advanced high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology, called Focal One, manufactured by EDAP TMS. UCI Health is one of the three medical centers in the country to acquire Focal One, which provides urologists with one of the most precise tools available for the targeted, non-invasive ablation of prostate cancer tissue.

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