UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2018
The Growing Role of the CIO
Vijay Gurbaxani, professor of business and computer science at UCI, said: “If you fall behind your competitors in developing this new know-how and leveraging, you’re going to fall further and further behind. And we’ve seen that the platform companies are winning and they’re winning big. So my message to you would be get out there in a hurry.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

National Geographic, March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking, Famed Physicist, Dies at 76
He was “a symbol of the overcoming of great difficulty, and that, obviously, you have to admire,” said Virginia Trimble, an astronomer at the University of California, Irvine, who was a fellow student at Cambridge.

Jezebel, March 13, 2018
Thousands of Frozen Eggs Potentially Damaged After 2 Clinics Suffer Equipment Malfunctions
Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor and Director at the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, told Jezebel in an email that establishing regulations is tricky on a baseline level, because it isn’t clear what legal language should be used to describe what these clinics do.

MIT Technology Review, March 14, 2018
At this rate, it’s going to take nearly 400 years to transform the energy system
“If you pay a billion dollars for a gigawatt of coal, you’re not going to be happy if you have to retire it in 10 years,” says Steven Davis, an associate professor in the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine.

KCRW, March 13, 2018
Gang borders in Los Angeles
If I’m a young person growing up in a particular neighborhood and the closest movie theater or the closest shopping mall is claimed by a rival gang, whether I’m a gang member or not, I’m not going to feel comfortable, I’m going to have to spend more time on a bus, put more gas in my car, to travel to other areas,” said George Tita, a gang criminologist at UC-Irvine. … Guests: … George Tita, UC Irvine. [starts at 3:44]

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