UCI News

The Atlantic, March 8, 2017
A behavioral economist’s quest to make email less painful
Gloria Mark, professor of informatics at UC Irvine, [said]: “I think Dan’s idea is really intriguing … I think if people felt they had more control over their information, over their time, they would be a lot less stressed”.

Thomson Reuters Foundation, March 7, 2017
“Nuisance” floods may cost U.S. cities as much as major hurricane disasters – scientists
Amir Aghakouchak, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine, [said]: “Since these events are not extreme, they don’t get a lot of attention”. … The east coast city is predicted to see up to 100 hours of such nuisance flooding a year by 2030, the UCI scientists said.

Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2017
Travel ban 2.0 is still wrong, irrational and illegal
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UCI School of Law, [writes]: “President Trump’s new travel ban is wrong, illegal and irrational, just like the old travel ban. It is both wrong and illegal to assume that a person is more likely to be dangerous because of his or her religion, national origin, race or ethnicity. It is irrational to believe that refugees fleeing persecution are a national security threat”.

Orange County Business Journal, March 6, 2017
Drakes to get UCI Medal
Michael Drake, former chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, and his wife, Brenda Drake, will receive the UCI Medal at the Lauds & Laurels celebration on March 30.

Orange County Register, March 8, 2017
Price tag of homelessness in Orange County is nearly $300 million, UCI study finds
The study, conducted by UC Irvine researchers … aimed to pinpoint how much money was spent on services and other costs related to homelessness during a 12-month period in 2014-15 by local cities, the county and non-governmental agencies. The study was led by sociology professors David A. Snow and Rachel Goldberg at UCI …

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