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CNN, March 27, 2019
Greenland’s most critical glacier is suddenly gaining ice, but that might not be a good thing
Scientists caution not to read too much into the news of one the most critical glaciers in the world suddenly, and unexpectedly, gaining ice. “The chances that this will keep going on are very low in my opinion,” said Eric Rignot, a glaciologist at UC Irvine and Senior Research Scientist with NASA’s JPL who was not a part of the study. “It is only a matter of time before the glacier starts thinning again — maybe this summer, maybe next year.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 26, 2019
Public Universities Work Hard to Make Up for Budget Cuts. But In-State Students May Be Paying the Price.
The study, led by researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Arizona, finds that public universities trying to make up for cuts in state support are using recruiting practices that are biased against low-income and minority students. … A few public universities bucked the trend. For example, most of the University of California at Irvine’s public-high-school visits in the Los Angeles metropolitan area were to predominantly minority communities. Only a few visits were in predominantly white communities.

CNBC, March 26, 2019
Michael Avenatti allegedly made this tax slip-up. How to avoid it
As much as you hate to filing your taxes this spring, the IRS has ways of tracking down your income and making sure you pay what you owe. “If you don’t file a return, even if you’ve been doing nothing — no tax shelters and no fraud — the IRS gets an unlimited amount of time to review your tax affairs,” said Joshua Blank, professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

The Scholarly Kitchen, March 27, 2019
Guest Post — Emerging Trends in the Academic Publishing Lifecycle
In his interview in How Writing Faculty Write, Jonathan Alexander, Professor of English and Informatics at University of California-Irvine, claims, “I also want to push what we know collectively as readers…I don’t really publish in any journal that I don’t also consider myself a reader of, so I consider myself part of the readership of that journal. Knowing what I know about that readership, how can I try to advance a particular conversation or at least contribute to it?”

The Conversation, March 27, 2019
Statistics ruined baseball by perfecting it
Edwin Amenta, professor of sociology, University of California, Irvine writes, “Since sportswriter Henry Chadwick popularized the box score in the 19th century, baseball fans have had a love affair with statistics. Many can recite records like Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Rickey Henderson’s 130 stolen bases or Barry Bonds’ 73 home runs in one season. But have statistics ruined the game fans love?”

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