UCI News

ABC News, June 2, 2017
Quadruplet to get medical degree with help from doctor who delivered her
A quadruplet who was born at UC Irvine Medical Center 27 years ago will graduate on Saturday from the UCI School of Medicine.

The Washington Post, June 3, 2017
Crowded airplanes heighten aggression. We know that from studying rats.
Daniel Stokols, a professor of psychology and social behavior at University of California at Irvine who has conducted research on the effects of crowding, witnessed those stresses firsthand during a recent coast-to-coast flight. …“People are like cattle being squished together, to get as many people on that plane,” Stokols said. “And so tempers can flare. It’s a situation where people feel vulnerable.”

CBS Los Angeles, June 1, 2017
In California, Governor Forges Ahead With Climate Policies
Charlie Zender, professor of earth system science at UCI, studies global warming at the polar melt. He’s worked with groups in LA to cool down the city by repaving miles of dark, hot asphalt with brighter material. Zender says, “One of the greatest things you can do is to visit the web and find out how much energy you’re consuming. Do what’s called a carbon calculation, you might be surprised how much energy you save when you avert an airline trip, for example.”

Wired, June 5, 2017
Banned From the US? There’s a Robot for That
“It is a political statement, right? That we can allow people to come,” says Gloria Marks, General Chair of CHI and a professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She says that even with the telepresence robots reserved for people with denied visas, the conference still lost some attendees over the looming ban. “They just didn’t even want to take a chance of coming,” she said.

Scientific American, June 5, 2017
How Is Worldwide Sea Level Rise Driven by Melting Arctic Ice?
Scientific American asked Eric Rignot, professor of earth system science at the University of California, Irvine …. how changes in this particular northern region are driving the oceans to dangerous heights. … Rignot … say[s] that in the Arctic, the Greenland Ice Sheet poses the greatest risk for ocean levels because melting land ice is the main cause of rising seas-and “most of the Arctic’s land ice is locked up in Greenland,” Rignot explains.

Billboard, June 2, 2017
Ariana Grande Prepares to Return to Stage After Bombing: Experts Talk Trauma & Healing
Roxane Cohen Silver, a professor in the Department of Psychology & Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine told Billboard …. “This event appears to be billed as a sign of resilience with the message that we won’t give in to terrorists and that’s a very strong message,” said Silver, who has done extensive research on how individuals and communities respond to large-scale traumatic events like terrorist attacks.

Previously “In the News”