UCI News

Orange County Register, March 30, 2016
Crime’s up in Orange County; what’s to blame?
Charis E. Kubrin, a UC Irvine professor of criminology, said …. “There has not been one single study that has linked rising crime rates to Proposition 47. If I’m going to make a bet, I’m going to say that this is not related to Prop. 47 because of what we found with realignment, which is a much more drastic measure because of its size.” …  UC Irvine criminology professor Elliott P. Currie [said] … “We shouldn’t assume there is one easily identifiable cause in these short-term spikes.”

The Washington Post, March 30, 2016
The alarming science behind projections of much higher seas in this century
Take, for instance, Jakobshavn glacier of Greenland, which may be the fastest retreating major glacier in the world, and one that holds the potential for 0.6 meters (nearly 2 feet) of sea level rise, according to the University of California, Irvine glaciologist Eric Rignot. Jakobshavn’s flow speed increased greatly after the loss of its floating ice shelf, an extension of the glacier out over open water in the fjord where it lies, in the early 2000s.

The New York Times, March 30, 2016
Team of rival scientists comes together to fight Zika
Nine far-flung teams of scientists found common cause in their discontent with trying to track down which genes control which traits on a map that often leads them astray. “I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve been to where people use four-letter words” to describe the existing map, Anthony A. James, a mosquito researcher at the University of California, Irvine, observed to the group.

Orange County Register, March 29, 2016
UC Irvine doctor is live-streaming his colonoscopy
Colonoscopies – particularly the prep for them – can be profoundly unpleasant. But for those on the other end of the tube, they actually can be fun, says Dr. Gregory Albers, medical director of UC Irvine Health’s GI diagnostic services. “Every time I do one (he estimates he’s done 30,000), I’m excited by what I might find, what I might see,” said Albers. … View the colonoscopy at http://www.ucirvinehealth.org/news/2016/03/live-stream-colonoscopy/

Orange County Register, March 27, 2016
UCI professor to get Alumni Association’s award
UC Irvine Professor Michael Clark will be recognized by the university’s Alumni Association with its highest honor, the Extraordinarius award, at its 46th annual Lauds & Laurels ceremony in May. … He was instrumental in establishing the UCI School of Law, which obtained full American Bar Association accreditation five years after opening, and helped create the school’s nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, education and statistics programs, according to the Alumni Association.

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