UCI News

The Washington Post, June 13, 2018
Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues we are in serious trouble.
If the acceleration continues, some of scientists’ worst fears about rising oceans could be realized, leaving low-lying cities and communities with less time to prepare than they had hoped. … “We took all the estimates across all the different techniques, and we got this consensus,” said Isabella Velicogna, an Antarctic expert at the University of California, Irvine and one of the many authors from institutions in 14 countries.

AP, June 13, 2018
Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before
The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study. … “I think we should be worried. That doesn’t mean we should be desperate,” said University of California Irvine’s Isabella Velicogna, one of 88 co-authors. “Things are happening. They are happening faster than we expected.”

Daily Pilot, June 13, 2018
Half of UC Irvine’s 2018 bachelor’s degree graduates are first-generation college students
“This graduating class continues to highlight how well UCI serves the people of our state by offering a world-class education to our best and brightest students, regardless of their financial circumstances, and acting as a powerful engine of upward economic mobility,” Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a statement. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

U.S. News & World Report, June 13, 2018
California Editorial Rdp
Ventura County Star on California’s immigration sanctuary law debate: … “It’s purely symbolic,” Charis Kubrin, a UC Irvine professor of criminology, law and society, told Lopez. “I think it’s been a very effective move in some ways because the story has become how divided California is, when in fact it’s not.”

Market Watch, June 14, 2018
The stock market suffers from seasonal affective disorder too
report circulated this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research analyzes how seasonal investor sentiment affects portfolios and offers a unique explanation for a possible driving force behind those market-moving “animal spirits”. The paper was written by three finance professors: David Hirshleifer, from University of California, Irvine, Danling Jiang, … and Yuting Meng …. They found that seasonal variation in investors’ moods can lead to both overpricing and underpricing of assets.

Previously “In the News”