PBS Newshour, Feb. 3, 2017
Fact check: Immigration doesn’t bring crime into U.S., data say
We turned to our experts for answers. … Charis E. Kubrin, University of California, Irvine, and Graham Ousey …: For the last decade, we have been studying how immigration to an area impacts crime. Across our studies, one finding remains clear: Cities and neighborhoods with greater concentrations of immigrants have lower rates of crime and violence, all else being equal.
NBC News, Feb. 6, 2017
Instead of a ceremony, this couple is donating their wedding funds to fight child hunger
The couple first met at the University of California, Irvine, in 2003. … With careers in pediatrics and technology (Kaushal is a pediatrician, Mehta works in the tech industry), the two decided to use their backgrounds to contribute to their shared advocacy for fighting child hunger in impoverished countries.
Fiji Sun, Feb. 6, 2017
NASA plane lands at Nadi airport
[UCI Professor] Michael Prather, an atmospheric scientist said the science team would use ATom’s collected data on the air’s chemical signatures to understand where pollutants originate, and where and how quickly these climate gases reacted chemically and eventually disappear from the atmosphere.
LA Weekly, Feb. 7, 2017
Why is the drought not over yet?
“The drought has been so severe here that it takes a long time to replenish the groundwater system,” says David L. Feldman, a UC Irvine professor of planning, policy and design. … “I suspect that’s one of the reasons officials are reluctant to drop the declaration of drought − the fear that we might go back to old habits.”
The Huffington Post, Feb. 1, 2017
With his power unchecked, Michael Flynn could lead Trump into war with Iran
Jack Miles, professor emeritus of English at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Within President Donald Trump’s inner circle, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn may be down, but he is not out. He remains national security advisor, and his thinking clearly stands behind the recent, disturbing marginalization within the National Security Council of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., and of the director designate of national intelligence, former Senator Dan Coats.
Previously “In the News”