UPI, July 2, 2019
Loss of deep-soil water triggered forest die-off in Sierra Nevada
“In California’s mixed-conifer mountain forests, roots extend from five to 15 meters deep, giving trees access to deep-soil water,” Michael Goulden, a professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, said in a news release. “This is what has historically protected trees against even the worst multi-year droughts.” … “We expect climate change to further amplify evapotranspiration and ground moisture overdraft during drought,” said Goulden. “This effect could result in a 15 to 20 percent increase in tree death during drought for each additional degree of warming.”
New Atlas, July 2, 2019
Existing power plants and vehicles have already consigned us to unsafe global warming
“We need to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by midcentury to achieve stabilization of global temperatures as called for in international agreements such as the Paris accords,” says lead author Dan Tong, a UCI postdoctoral scholar in Earth system science. “But that won’t happen unless we get rid of the long-lasting power plants, boilers, furnaces and vehicles before the end of their useful life and replace them with non-emitting energy technologies.”
Poets & Quants, July 1, 2019
2019 MBAs To Watch: Karen Noblett: U.C.-Irvine (Merage)
[Karen Noblett answers to an MBA question by saying ] “The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine has an excellent reputation and I have several colleagues who have matriculated through this program and endorse it highly. When I first applied, I it was to the Healthcare EMBA program. However, based on my entrance essay and future goals, it was recommended to me that I enroll in the EMBA program and I am so glad I did as the curriculum matched exactly what I was looking for in an MBA program.”
The Conversation, July 2, 2019
Flying colors: Researcher reveals hidden world through the eyes of butterflies
An award-winning scientist and [UCI] professor of evolutionary biology, Adriana Briscoe studies the evolution of vision in butterflies and how they see color. Briscoe is currently working on her first book, which is a memoir about, what else? Butterflies. A descendant of Mexican immigrants who fled the Mexican Revolution at the turn of the century and settled in San Bernardino, California, Briscoe has called for more Latino teachers in science. Below is an edited version of an interview with her that explains her work, roots, and why the US needs more Latino STEM teachers.
Orange Coast Magazine, July 1, 2019
Can’t-Miss Events in Orange County This Month (July 2019)
NEW SWAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. OPENS JULY 3. At this year’s festival, UC Irvine acting students will team with professional actors, some of whom are alumni, to put on two of the Bard’s plays: “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “The Merchant of Venice.” The UC Irvine Claire Trevor School for the Arts constructs the outdoor theater for the event every summer.
Previously “In the News”