UCI News

Reuters, March 8, 2018
Fisheries output to plunge unless global warming reeled in
“Marine ecosystems worldwide will be increasingly starved for nutrients,” lead author J. Keith Moore of the University of California, Irvine, told Reuters of the findings published in the journal Science.

Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2018
Want insight into China’s political situation? Keep an eye on new animal memes
Maura E. Cunningham, [UCI Ph.D. in Chinese history] and [UCI history Professor] Jeffrey Wasserstrom, write: “Chinese authorities obviously do not want free and open conversations about Xi Jinping’s possible ascendancy to president for life.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Vox, March 8, 2018
Larry Summers makes the case for a government bailout of the American heartland
UC Irvine economist David Neumark and University of Bristol economist Helen Simpson argue that the evidence that big infrastructure projects (like the Tennessee Valley Authority) and education investments like public colleges and universities can boost struggling areas is better than the evidence for Empowerment Zones.

The New Nation, March 9, 2018
Spend too much time on social media??It can cause tension in your real life relationships
Results of a survey conducted by Professor Candice Odgers of University of California, Irvine and her colleagues showed teenagers from low-income families reported more physical fights, face-to-face arguments and trouble at school that spilled over from social media.

The Crime Report, March 9, 2018
California’s Proposition 47 Didn’t Cause Crime Rise: Study
“Proposition 47 has been blamed for rising crime in California since it took effect in 2014, yet no research has evaluated this claim,” wrote criminologist Charis Kubrin of the University of California Irvine and her student Bradley Bartos.

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