UCI News

Bloomberg, May 1, 2017
Fed’s Cut in Bond Holdings May Be Messier Than Yellen Hopes
It will also be affected by how much reserves commercial banks want to hold, said former Fed official Eric Swanson. “It’s nice for the Fed to be clear, but in this case they can’t be,” said Swanson, now a professor at the University of California, Irvine.

Jalopnik, April 28, 2017
What General Motors Did To Flint
Following World War II, the automaker pursued a corporate strategy that centered on shifting the means of production to the suburbs and away from urban cores, according to Andrew Highsmith, a University of California-Irvine assistant history professor who has extensively researched Flint.

Futurism, April 30, 2017
New Materials Conduct Electricity at the Speed of Light
In particular, the UCI researchers published a study in the journal Nature that details the development of 2D quantum materials that have breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that can make topological quantum computers — which are still theoretical — and other advanced electronics possible.

U.S News & World Report, April 29, 2017
Boulder County beekeepers buzzing about hive loss
This idea has been branded by many to be little more than a conspiracy theory. A group of scientists from the University of California-Irvine surveyed 77 atmospheric chemists and geoscientists and 76 said they had found no evidence of such spraying, according to an article on seeker.com.

Orange County Register, April 27, 2017
Private donors pour millions into California politicians’ pet projects
“Bottom line – this is another way to ‘win friends and influence people,’ to borrow a line from the title of Dale Carnegie’s famous book,” said Mark Petracca, political science professor at UC Irvine. “In a sense, these funds are being ‘laundered’ through elected officials, to the benefit of the elected officials in so far as their ‘generosity’ can be praised, celebrated … and of course, advertised.

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