UCI News

Science Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 (Audio)
Antarctic Ice Is Melting—And It’s Melting Faster
Researchers monitoring the condition of the Antarctic ice sheet report that not only is the ice melting, but that the rate of ice loss is increasing rapidly. … Eric Rignot, climate scientist at the University of California-Irvine and one of the authors of the report, joins Ira to discuss the trends in the ice sheet and what they portend for sea level rise.

NPR, Jan. 21, 2019 (Audio)
How Science Spreads: Smallpox, Stomach Ulcers, And ‘The Vegetable Lamb Of Tartary’
“This is Hidden Brain. I’m Shankar Vedantam.”… “This week on Hidden Brain, we’re going to look at how information and misinformation spread in the world of science and why evidence is often not enough to convince others of the truth. Cailin O’Connor is a philosopher and mathematician at the University of California, Irvine. She studies how information, both good and bad, can pass from person to person. She is co-author with James Weatherall of the book “The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread.”” [starts at 3:00]

CTV News, Jan. 22, 2019 (Video)
International call to release Canadians
More than 140 former diplomats and scholars have written a letter to China’s president Xi Jinping asking him to immediately release the detained Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor …. Joining us with more is one of people who signed that letter. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine … says he signed the letter due to ‘worrying trends’ in China.

Daily Pilot, Jan. 22, 2019
UCI study on how brains mark time may aid dementia research
UC Irvine researchers recently made a discovery in brain studies that they believe could improve understanding of memory-related diseases like dementia. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Forbes, Jan. 15, 2019
The Best Employers For Diversity 2019
While many organizations have struggled to cultivate cultures that welcome and support all workers, some have been making progress. Forbes set out to identify the companies doing just that with our annual ranking of America’s Best Employers For Diversity. … 7. University of California, Irvine, Education.

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