UCI News

Marketplace, March 18, 2016
Can you grow the economy without adding pollution?
Steven Davis of the Earth system science department at the University of California, Irvine argues the good emissions news could reflect a one-time shift – China moving away from heavy industrial growth – and not long-term decoupling. “We just need to be wary of jumping the gun and assuming that it’s happening,” Davis said. “If you dig in, you see that there are these structural economic shifts going on. And we can’t take this early sign of decoupling as a sign of victory.”

U.S. News & World Report, March 18, 2016
New language app based on neuroscience
Imagine being able to learn Japanese in as little as two weeks. A new language app, developed by scientists who earned their Ph.D.s at the University of California, Irvine, may soon make that a possibility for the 12 most common languages in the world.  … It’s a rare moment in neuroscience when you know something should work theoretically and then it does,” says James Fallon, professor of psychiatry and human behavior at UC Irvine, and an adviser to Azartash and Pemba.

Associated Press, March 19, 2016
Garland would move Supreme Court to left, but how far?
Election law expert Richard Hasen of the University of California, Irvine law school wrote that he is persuaded that Garland would vote to uphold challenged campaign finance restrictions like the one he confronted last year. … “My guess is that this would be a struggle for him, less about the merits of the case and more about the proper role of the justice … on a court that is ideologically and politically divided,” Hasen said ….

The New York Times, March 19, 2016
Legal experts see little effect on news media from Hulk Hogan verdict
Erwin Chemerinsky, an expert on the First Amendment and the dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine, [said] … “I think this case establishes a very limited proposition: It is an invasion of privacy to make publicly available a tape of a person having sex without that person’s consent,” he said. “I don’t think it goes any further than that and I do not see a First Amendment basis for claiming that there is a right to do this.”

Examiner.com, March 18, 2016
Just the facts: The nation’s wealthiest colleges in 2015
And it’s also interesting to look at U.S. institutions with top 200 endowments that experienced significant − well above average  − growth over the past year. Among these are University of Denver (35.4 percent), UC Irvine (32.5 percent), UC San Francisco (23 percent), University of Utah (21.9 percent), and Bowdoin College (14.5 percent).

Previously “In the News”