UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, July 5, 2018
UCI Gets $5M Grant
The National Science Foundation awarded the University of California-Irvine a $5 million grant to help it boost enrollment of low-income engineering students focusing on advanced manufacturing. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, July 6, 2018
Status Update: Beckman Coulter launches partnership with UC Irvine
Beckman Coulter Diagnostics in Brea has launched a strategic partnership with UC Irvine to exchange expertise in innovative diagnostic platforms, life sciences applications, devices, and data analytics. UCI faculty, students and entrepreneurs will benefit from working with Beckman Coulter Diagnostics’ experts in accelerating the commercialization of technology and other world-class UCI breakthroughs.

Chicago Tribune, July 5, 2018
Office napping climbs out from under the desk and into high-tech pods
“There’s kind of a badge of honor for how little you sleep in this world,” said Sara Mednick, an associate professor of cognitive science at the University of California at Irvine and author of a book on the benefits of napping. “The idea of napping in front of people while they’re all working really hard — there’s not a lot of respect for that.”

Constitution Daily, July 5, 2018
Podcast: The Legacy of Justice Anthony Kennedy
After more than 30 years on the Court, on June 27, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his retirement from the bench. [Guests] … Leah Litman, assistant professor of law at the University of California, Irvine law school. … She clerked for Justice Kennedy from 2011-2012.

Earther, July 5, 2018
It’s Ridiculously Hot and Smoky in Siberia Right Now
“There is a big ridge over the region, which is responsible for the current warmth,” Zack Labe, a PhD candidate at the University of California, Irvine who studies the region, told Earther. … Graphics created by Labe show ice in the Laptev Sea is already well below normal for this time of year.

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