UCI News

USA Today, March 20, 2019
The waters are rising, the floods are coming. What are we doing to save ourselves?
At the University of California, Irvine, environmental engineering professor Brett Sanders and his team are building computer models that show both historic flooding and areas at risk because of climate change, to give residents access to as much information as is available. He hopes to make the program more widely available as they get more funding.

AP, March 20, 2019
Poll: More Americans want immigration to stay the same
A growing number of Americans say immigration levels should remain the same or increase, according to a major U.S. survey, a shift that comes as the Trump administration has ramped up immigration enforcement. … “People are more tolerant of immigration than the president and the far right would have us believe,” said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine.

BBC, March 21, 2019
Decoding the bias that makes us spend and not save
David Hirshleifer, one of the authors of the study and professor at Merage School of Business, UC Irvine, says visibility bias comes from the way we interact in social settings. People tend to talk about things they are doing, he says, which means we highlight consumption more than non-consumption.

The Desert Sun, March 20, 2019
Residents see zero progress at Salton Sea, but new officials say it’s time to turn the page
Under the terms of a 10-year pilot management plan, the Natural Resources Agency is supposed to build an increasing number of acres of wetlands and dust suppression projects each year. … On Tuesday they admitted they’d failed to meet the modest goal of restoring just 500 acres the very first year. … “I’m shocked, shocked!” said UC Irvine biologist Tim Bradley in mock surprise, before saying, “I never expected them to meet the goal. No one did.” He said under the new leadership there was a chance some of the smaller projects could be completed in coming years.

ABC7, March 20, 2019 (Video)
UC Irvine fans send off Anteaters to NCAA tournament
Eager Anteater fans lined the street to see the team who will make only its second ever appearance in the tournament, both under head coach Russ Turner. … Call them an underdog, a Cinderella story, whatever you want — these Eaters have their dancing shoes on and are ready for more. “We’re going to represent UC Irvine on a big stage, and I hope everyone will dance along with us, we’ll see,” Turner told the crowd.

Previously “In the News”