UCI News

Orange County Register, March 10, 2016
Luke Nelson scores career-high 36 points, as UCI tops Cal Poly, 84-64, in Big West Tournament opener
How many Anteaters does it take to beat a team full of sharpshooters shredding the 3-pointer? Just one. Luke Nelson had a game for the ages Thursday night. … Anteaters coach Russell Turner emphasized after the win that no player wins a game by himself. But he conceded that Nelson’s play stood out, especially in comparison to Cal Poly’s multi-headed attack.

ABC7, March 10, 2016
UCI Big West win
UC Irvine looking for a second straight bid to the big dance. The Anteaters easily took care of Cal Poly in the first round of the Big West Tournament. Sharp shooting Englishman Luke Nelson led the way with a career high 36 points, 6 of 7 from long distance, [UC] Irvine advances with a 20-point win.

Orange County Register, March 10, 2016
Miller: Luke Nelson’s big game keeps UC Irvine’s NCAA Tournament hopes alive
“Luke was pretty good tonight,” UCI coach Russell Turner said. “I didn’t realize he had 36. But it seemed like at any point when he rose to shoot it, you know, I thought it was going to go in.” … “I kind of feel like,” Nelson said Thursday, “we have some unfinished business in the NCAA Tournament.”

CNBC, March 10, 2016
Peter Navarro: Trump’s trade epiphany
Peter Navarro, UC Irvine business professor, provides this thoughts on Donald Trump’s position on trade and weighs in on why Bernie Sanders’ tax program is a disaster. Also Navarro explains why he would like “to short” Marco Rubio.

Nature, March 9, 2016
Welcome to the CRISPR zoo
In November, molecular biologist Anthony James of the University of California, Irvine, revealed a line of mosquitoes with a synthetic system called a gene drive that passes a malaria-resistance gene on to the mosquitoes’ offspring. Gene drives ensure that almost all the insects’ offspring inherit two copies of the edited gene, allowing it to spread rapidly through a population.

Nat Geo TV, March 11, 2016
Taboo
The larvae … began their life at a tiny lab at the University of California, Irvine. Here, Ron Sherman tends to his brood of over 20,000 green bottle flies. “We don’t treat the flies like pets, we treat them better than pets. They’re like our colleagues. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without them.”

Previously “In the News”