The New York Times, Feb. 7, 2017
A crack in an Antarctic ice shelf grew 17 miles in the last two months
Eric J. Rignot, a glaciologist, professor at University of California, Irvine and a senior scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory [said]: “If the ice shelf breaks apart, it will remove a buttressing force on the glaciers that flow into it. The glaciers will feel less resistance to flow, effectively removing a cork in front of them.”
The Guardian, Feb. 8, 2017
Total recall: the people who never forget
[James] McGaugh is a big deal in memory research. His office at UC Irvine is situated across a courtyard from another building, McGaugh Hall, named in his honor. He has written more than 550 papers and books, many on his specialist subject of how we form long-term memories.
The Atlantic, Feb. 8, 2017
The myth of immigrants’ educational attainment
But new research from the sociologist Cynthia Feliciano, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, calls that interpretation into question. In a study published this month by the American Sociological Review, Feliciano and a doctoral student named Yader Lanuza found that the reason immigrant families appear so successful is not upward mobility, but the ability to work their way into the same class they occupied in their native country.
The Huffington Post, Feb. 8, 2017
Despite Trump’s isolationism, China isn’t ready to become the world’s moral leader
Professor Benjamin van Rooji and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor at UCI, [write]: President Donald’s Trump’s rise is proving to be a boon for China. His first presidential actions and undiplomatic style have opened a void in global leadership. This comes just as China, after years of strong economic growth and with a powerful new leader in charge, seems ready for prime time.
The Nation, Feb. 8, 2017
West coast politicians are fighting back against Donald Trump
California’s political leaders are consulting with leading constitutional-law scholars, like UC Irvine’s Erwin Chemerinsky, on how to leverage existing Supreme Court rulings to fight any attempts to defund city schools, health-care programs, universities, and transit systems. Chemerinsky believes that most of the defunding strategies will be ruled unconstitutional if challenged.
Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 7, 2017
State funds UCI innovation, research
University of California, Irvine’s innovation institute has received $2.2 million from the state to help speed research and innovations to market. … The funding will underwrite a UCI Applied Innovation initiative called Bridging Innovation Gaps, and provide additional support for three other efforts …. UCI received a record-breaking $395 million in research grants and contracts during fiscal 2015-16.
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 7, 2017
Rains bring promise of spectacular desert flowers
Jim Dice, a botanist and the manager of the Steele-Burnand Anza-Borrego Research Center at UC Irvine, said he thinks the bloom is going to be good everywhere this year. “We’re seeing lots of germination right now,” he said.
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