UCI News

Coast Magazine, Feb. 2016
The Coast 50: They influence and inspire
Anthony James … As a distinguished professor at UC Irvine School of Medicine and School of Biological Sciences, James has conducted extensive research into mosquitos. In 2015, he successfully changed the genetics of one mosquito species, rendering it incapable of infecting people with malaria, a disease that killed more than 430,000 people worldwide in 2014.

Coast Magazine, Feb. 2016
The Coast 50: They influence and inspire
Eric Rignot, As an outspoken educator on the threat of climate change, Rignot has said that the melting of glaciers “appears to be unstoppable.” His research on the glaciers of Greenland and Antarctica for the pioneering UC Irvine department of Earth system science found a wide audience this year. It was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine and was among the compelling evidence that led world leaders in Paris to hammer an agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

Coast Magazine, Feb. 2016
The Coast 50: They influence and inspire
Erwin Chemerinsky, U.S. News & World Report this year ranked the UCI Law School 30th nationally, the highest ranking of any law school in its first year of eligibility. “We’ve set out to do something that’s never been done before: to create a top law school from the very beginning,” he says. As dean, Chemerinsky stresses public service and preparing students to practice law by having them participate in legal clinics.

BBC, Jan. 26, 2016
The blessing and curse of the people who never forget
Craig Stark at the University of California, Irvine recently questioned HSAM subjects one week, one month and one year after events in their life to see how their memories of events change over time. … “It must be something about the way they hold on to the information that the rest of us aren’t doing,” Stark says.

Orange County Business Journal, Feb 1, 2016
New scene for startups
“There’s been a lot of startups here, but we can do a better job of connecting and keeping them,” said Richard Sudek, executive director of Applied Innovation, the University of California, Irvine’s institute for innovation. … He noted that more than 35 donors combined to contribute more than $6 million to establish The Cove, the physical home of Applied Innovation, in the first year.

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 29, 2016
Flint’s toxic water crisis was 50 years in the making
Andrew R. Highsmith, assistant professor of history at UC Irvine [writes]: Many details surrounding Flint’s latest disaster have recently come to light. Here is what we know so far: In November 2011, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, after declaring that the city was in a state of financial emergency, appointed the first in a series of four unelected managers who have controlled municipal government for much of the past several years.

ChinaDailyUSA, Feb. 1, 2016
Chinese restaurants thriving beyond takeout
“High-end Chinese food will give Americans a glimpse of the sophistication and nuance of Chinese regional cuisines and may put pressure on low-end Chinese restaurants to improve their offerings.” Changes and upgrades in the Chinese restaurant industry moved with the flow of Chinese immigration, according to research by Yong Chen, a professor of Asian American history at the University of California, Irvine.

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