UCI News

The New York Times, March 27, 2018
California Today: A Space for Students Who Need Something to Eat
As you walk into the room at University of California, Irvine the first thing you notice are the fruit and vegetable baskets …. It’s called the Basic Needs Hub — a space for anyone on campus who needs something to eat. … “We are making it O.K. for students to say that they do need help,” said Edgar Dormitorio, the assistant vice chancellor of students affairs. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Popular Science, March 26, 2018
Can exercising the mind improve our abilities, or is it just another self-improvement fantasy?
Susanne Jaeggi is a neuroscientist and principal investigator at the Working Memory and ­Plasticity Laboratory at the University of ­California at ­Irvine. … “We have pretty good evidence that people across their life spans can get better in training with these ­specific games,” she says. “Where it starts to become ­controversial is whether it might translate to other tasks that were not part of the training.”

Fox News, March 27, 2018
California sheriff’s office to publish inmates’ release in pushback against state’s ‘sanctuary’ law
Annie Lai, co-director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at UC Irvine, noted that SB-45 does allow authorities to notify federal agencies of the release dates of illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes. “This change in policy is basically affecting everybody else who doesn’t have a serious criminal history under SB-54,” she said.

NPR, March 27, 2018
Energy Supplies And Prices Have Grown More Unpredictable
Steven Davis, an energy expert at the University of California, Irvine who was not involved in the study, says predictions have gotten worse for two main reasons. “One was this revolution in how we were able to extract gas and oil through fracking and horizontal drilling, which really shook up the energy sector,” he says. … Economic volatility is also to blame. “The recession that struck around 2007 and 2008,” he adds, “really started tanking economies around the world.”

Orange County Business Journal, March 26, 2018
Michael Griego: To the Startup Ecosystem Borne
Griego spent four years at the University of California, Irvine, much of that at The Cove, honing his chops in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. … The Cove is the entrepreneurial hub of UCI’s Applied Innovation, which connects UCI’s researchers and entrepreneurs with investors and OC’s private sector. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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