UCI News

NBC News, June 16, 2018
Melting of Antarctic ice sheet has tripled in the last decade, study says
Eric Rignot, UCI earth system science professor [said], “A lot of these glaciers have been speeding up in recent times, in response to a warmer ocean”. Dr. Eric Rignot is one of the authors of this study which has been published in this week’s nature. Using satellite surveys scientists from more than 40 international groups found Antarctica shed more than 3 trillion tons of ice between 1992-2017.

The New York Times, June 16, 2018
Asian-Americans Face Multiple Fronts in Battle Over Affirmative Action
But that ignores the fact that black people have and continue to be discriminated against in highly damaging ways, such as mass incarceration, police violence and segregation, said Claire Jean Kim, a professor of Asian-American studies at the University of California, Irvine. “The question of how Asian-Americans are positioned relative to black people is a very serious and important question that Asian-Americans have not grappled with,” Professor Kim said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, June 17, 2018
My stomach pain proved to be advanced ovarian cancer, and I didn’t like the odds.
The single most motivating thing I read before surgery was a 2013 study …. Patients need to “ask the provider and hospital how many ovarian cancer patients they treat, how many ovarian cancer surgeries they perform and their ovarian cancer patients’ rate of survival,” said Robert E. Bristow, director of gynecologic oncology at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center and the lead author of the 2013 study. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, June 18, 2018
What Happens When Prosecutors Break the Law?
The National Registry of Exonerations, based out of the University of California, Irvine, reports that “official misconduct” — by police, prosecutors or both — was a factor in roughly half of the nearly 2,200 exonerations across the country since 1989. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2018
UC Irvine students offer a ‘Bittersweet Farewell’ to a beloved professor and dance pioneer
So “Bittersweet Farewell” was an appropriate title too for the loving yet wistful [Donald] McKayle tribute dance concert on Wednesday … at UC Irvine. Before McKayle’s death in April at age 87, the choreographer, director and beloved professor had taught at UCI for almost 30 years. Students, colleagues and dance company directors came from around the country to celebrate McKayle, believed to be the first African American man to choreograph and direct a Broadway musical and an irrepressibly buoyant artist who championed the marginalized. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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