UCI News

WNYC, March 21, 2016
Meet the man who can remember everything
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have sifted through thousands of individuals to confirm just a few dozen cases. … “Do you think participating in the University of California, Irvine study will help provide insights about how the brain does memory in normally or in any way?” “Yes, I have been participating in the study for 7 years now. One of the biggest stepping stones for me was having a name for it.”

The New York Times, March 21, 2016
For a new ‘Rainbow,’ Donald McKayle is still explaining
The most ferocious sound in the room at the David H. Koch Theater was coming from an 85-year-old man in a wheelchair. But the years melted away as that man – Donald McKayle, [UCI professor emeritus], the modern dance and Broadway choreographer known for exploring African-American themes in his work − watched a recent rehearsal of “Rainbow ’Round My Shoulder,” his 1959 masterwork about life on a chain gang, with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.

Phys.org, March 22, 2016
Sticky particles don’t succumb to sunlight, an insight that could help refine pollution models
An atmospheric particle’s stickiness protects it from sunlight when the air is cool and dry, according to a study led by scientists at the University of California, Irvine and involving scientists at the University of British Columbia and Pacific Northwest National Lab.

CBS Los Angeles, March 21, 2016
Kohl’s plans to close 7 Southern California locations
“They’re under tremendous pressure now from the Amazon effect. The effect of online shopping,” said Peter Navarro, a UC Irvine economist, who explains that the Kohl’s closures tell a bigger story. … “Just like Airbnb is killing hotel chains and Uber is killing taxi industry. Well, the Amazon effect is killing malls,” he said.

PSFK, March 22, 2016
Net-Zero energy home takes on Southern California challenges
After two years of prepping, months of construction and days of competing, Casa Del Sol will now be used at the University of California, Irvine campus as a living laboratory. It will host workshops where students and residents can gather and learn about sustainable process. A documentary on the home will also debut at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April.

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