UCI News

CNBC, July 5, 2016
The Amazon is at extreme risk of wildfires
This is worse than exceptionally dry years in 2005, 2007 and 2010, according to Yang Chen, a project scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who worked on the research. … “This is an extreme event, in terms of the stress the trees are under in the Amazon Basin,” said Jim Randerson, a professor of Earth systems science at the University of California, Irvine.

NBC, July 5, 2016
Charles Jock heads to the Olympics
Charles Jock had to come from behind to make his Olympic dream come true. He raced down the final stretch of the 800 meters in Eugene, Oregon last night at the USA Track and Field trials, finishing in third place. … Jock grew up in San Diego…before getting a scholarship to UC Irvine.

Medium, July 5, 2016
The hidden secret behind accelerated learning: Why introverts learn faster
According to Gloria Mark, Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine, upon being distracted during a task at hand, it takes us 23 minutes and 15 seconds on average to regain our focus.

NBC San Diego, July 5, 2016
San Diegan Charles Jock perseveres to punch his ticket to Rio
When the U.S. Track and Field Olympic team trials kicked off Friday in Eugene, Oregon we knew we would see Olympic dreams become a reality. Monday, middle-distance runner Charles Jock accomplished that while becoming the embodiment of the American dream and perseverance. … Jock continued his track career at the University of California, Irvine where he was a three-time All-Big West Athlete of the Year, 2011 NCAA Outdoor runner-up, finished third at the USA Outdoors his junior year and won the NCAA 800m title in 2012.

Live Science, July 5, 2016
A fifth force: Fact or fiction?
Their measurement received little attention until a group of theoretical physicists from the University of California, Irvine, turned their attention to it. … What they found is that though the measurement didn’t conflict with any past studies, it seemed to be something never before observed – and something that couldn’t be explained by the Standard Model.

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