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United Press International, Jan. 27, 2020
Model predicts future phytoplankton boom in tropics
“All the climate models have this mechanism built into them, and it has led to these well-established predictions that phytoplankton productivity, biomass and export into the deep ocean will all decline with climate change,” lead researcher Adam Martiny, professor of oceanography at the University of California, Irvine, said in a news release. “Earth system models are largely based upon laboratory studies of phytoplankton, but of course laboratory studies of plankton are not the real ocean.”

Orange County Business Journal, Jan. 27, 2020
Biophotas’ Growth Lighting Up
The future looks bright for Anaheim’s Biophotas Inc., a leading light in Orange County’s growing aesthetics industry. … In the United States, the company is in preliminary conversations with the Beckman Laser Institute and the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, Irvine to conduct a study for how its products treat dermal wound healing. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Bloomberg Law, Jan. 27, 2020
Arizona Ballot Laws Tossed, U.S. Supreme Court Review Likely
An Arizona election law restricting who can return early ballots was struck down by a federal appeals court because it discriminates against minorities, a decision that sets up a likely showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court. … Rick Hasen, an election law professor at the University of California-Irvine, said the Supreme Court is likely to weigh in. He also said the decision could be “a hook for putting Arizona under federal supervision” for elections.

Worth, Jan. 28, 2020
The Most Important Social Skill You Can Master, According to a Harvard Business School Professor
Self-effacing and funny, Harvard Business School professor Laura Huang hardly exudes the cutthroat mien you might expect from her impressive credentials, which include a PhD in management from the University of California, Irvine and an INSEAD MBA. That kind of surprise is one of the key points of her new book: In Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage … Huang argues that all of us can turn hardships into advantages, if we do so with authenticity.

Voice of America, Jan. 21, 2020
Flood, Fire, Earthquake 101 for Foreign Students
“We can use our facilities to shelter in place’ until the disaster is mitigated, and we have procedures in place to acquire emergency food, water and shelter,” Sheri Ledbetter, communications officer at the University of California-Irvine, said in an email to VOA

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