UCI News

U.S. News & World Report, June 12, 2018
Schools Use Esports as a Learning Platform
Constance Steinkuehler, UCI professor of informatics, writes: “Through the spring season, our research team at University of California—Irvine has carefully observed students, parents and coaches, and we’ve made some exciting discoveries. Already we have seen some students shift from a focus on their own individual glory to their team’s best interest, and from a reactionary stance toward their performance (“We lost and it stinks!”) to a proactive stance (“OK, that didn’t work. What can we do differently next time?”).”

NBC Los Angeles, June 12, 2018
Popular Kids’ Camp: Scientists Raise New Safety Concerns
UC Irvine public health professor Oladele Ogunseitan reviewed the Tetra Tech study, with its 21 samples, and said he believes it was too small for the 2800-acre Brandeis camp property. You have to do hundreds of measurements in a property that large,” said Ogunseitan, the founding professor of the university’s Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention.

San Francisco Chronicle, June 12, 2018
Prop. 47 is linked to increase in auto thefts, study says
Another study released in March, by researchers at UC Irvine, found that crime in California had increased overall in 2015 but that Prop. 47 was not the cause, because other states with comparable crime rates showed similar rises during that year.

Earther, June 8, 2018
A New Arctic Cyclone Could Be Among the Most Powerful On Record
“This storm is very quick-moving and occurring earlier in the season,” University of California, Irvine Ph.D. candidate Zack Labe told Earther via Twitter direct message. “Its impacts to sea ice are likely not comparable to these other strong cyclones that have occurred later in the summer.”

The Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2018
Michael Chabon Wants to be a Good Father
Mr. Chabon graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and earned a master’s in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine. There, without Mr. Chabon knowing, his professor sent his master’s thesis, a novel called “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh,” to a literary agent. In 1988, it became a best-seller. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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