Orange County Register, Dec. 27, 2016
Milken survey says Orange County economy is best in 11 years
The report gave credit to UC Irvine as a leading catalyst as the school grows into a well-known hub for scientific innovation. UCI has been taking in “record-breaking research and philanthropic funding” that should grow its staff, facilities and impact on the local economy, the institute wrote.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Jan. 2, 2017
U.S. psychologist Elizabeth Loftus explores the myths of memory
“You can distort people’s memories with a leading question or by exposing them to another person’s version of an event,” she said. “You can plant entirely false memories into the minds of people.” The ability to manipulate our own memories can be useful, said the law professor based at the University of California, Irvine.
Orange County Register, Dec. 26, 2016
UCI registry matches patients with doctors trying to find cures for diseases
Steve O’Leary, 69, has too often felt helpless as Alzheimer’s disease takes over his wife’s mind. But recently he took the empowering step of participating in medical research, after joining a new UC Irvine registry called Consent 2 Contact, or C2C. It was created to match willing Orange County volunteers with doctors and scientists studying an array of diseases.
Southern California Public Radio, Jan. 2, 2017
Violent crime in LA rises for third straight year
The latest stats from the Los Angeles Police Department show an increase in homicides and gang related shootings. … For more on the numbers and what they mean, Alex Cohen spoke with Charis Kubrin, professor of criminology at the University of California, Irvine.
Southern California Public Radio, Dec. 29, 2016
How a spate of Congressional retirements could impact California and national politics
The LA Times has identified a number of CA legislators that could bow out of Congress in the next couple of years. Patt Morrison speaks with UC Irvine political scientist Matthew Beckman about the implications and what these potential retirements could mean for CA and national politics.
The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 22, 2016
The physics of nothing
‘Nothing will come of nothing,” King Lear says, but modern physics is even odder than that. The problem of the vacuum goes back more than 2,000 years and continues into the present. In Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing, James Owen Weatherall, a philosopher at the University of California, Irvine, gives a wide-ranging and concise account of this remarkable story.
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