UCI News

Slate, July 24, 2018
No Shirt, No Swipe, No Service
This trend toward thinner wallets makes it easy to forget what a miracle cash is. “Cash is profoundly democratic,” said Bill Maurer, the dean of the School of Social Sciences at UC Irvine and the author of How Would You Like to Pay? “It can be given by anyone, accepted by anyone, settled and cleared instantaneously.”

Wired, July 25, 2018
Google Glass is back–now with artificial intelligence
Gillian Hayes, a professor who works on human-computer interaction at University of California Irvine, says the Plataine project and plugging Google’s AI services into Glass play to the strengths of the controversial hardware. … “Image and voice recognition technology getting better will make wearable devices more functional,” Hayes says.

Salon, July 25, 2018
Undercooked: an expensive push to save lives and protect the planet falls short
“Health-based discussions have to be based on peer-reviewed science,” said Rufus D. Edwards, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine, who has extensively assessed the health and climate impacts of stoves, including in studies for the Environmental Protection Agency. “If it’s a political standard, so be it, but don’t call it healthy.”

Forbes, July 25, 2018
How A May-December Hook Up Helped A Former Goldman Broker Create A $250 Million Independent Practice
As a first-generation immigrant, the path to the world of high-net-worth advising was not easy for [Anh] Tran. … She started at UC-Irvine as a biology major but graduated with a pre-law track. “I always knew I wanted to work with people,” says Tran, who received her Juris Doctor from California’s Santa Clara University in 2005.

Orange County Register, July 22, 2018
Speed thrills: Germans dominate Hyperloop Pod Competition at Hawthorne’s SpaceX for second year in a row
Miles Richman, a mechanical engineering student competing with the HyperXite team from University of California at Irvine, said just being a part of the event was a great experience – even though the pod did not make it to the final round. “It’s great to see everyone come together and work on a common goal of trying to build the next form of transportation,” Richman said. “It’s really cool.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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