Los Angeles Times, Jan. 7, 2017
How much rain did we get? Ask the iRain app, created at UC Irvine
With forecasters predicting the most powerful storm in a decade in Northern California this weekend − and more precipitation likely throughout the state in the coming days − UC Irvine engineers are hoping researchers, hydrologists and weather enthusiasts will make the most of their iRain mobile app. … The concept was developed by Phu Nguyen, an assistant adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering.
The New York Times, Jan. 9, 2017
After one-child policy, outrage at China’s offer to remove IUDs
But Wang Feng, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies the one-child policy, said the government appeared to be preparing to remove IUDs on a larger scale. “They were anticipating the numbers, how many operations need to be done, as if this is another government program,” he said.
Popular Mechanics, Jan. 9, 2017
Scar-free healing is almost here
“The findings show we have a window of opportunity after wounding to influence the tissue to regenerate rather than scar,” said the study’s lead author, Maksim Plikus, an assistant professor of developmental and cell biology at the University of California, Irvine.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 9, 2017
Historians in the age of Trump
Vicki Ruiz, Distinguished Professor of history and Chicano studies at the University of California, Irvine … traced Trump’s rise to two familiar phenomena: nativism and gender discrimination. She said Trump’s narrative about immigrants taking U.S. jobs, for example, proved somehow convincing to voters, despite evidence to the contrary.
USA Today, Jan. 9, 2017
Culture-defining iPhone turns 10 today
“The engineering is in the background, so the front end is really easy to use, with just a swipe or a poke of the finger,” says Peter Krapp, professor of film & media studies at the University of California, Irvine. “That’s the success of the iPhone and why it’s has been so colonizing over the last decade.”
Previously “In the News”