UCI IN THE NEWS – May 19, 2017

KTLA5, May 18, 2017
In Strange Sight, Tiny Clams ‘Absolutely Carpeted’ Stretch of Sand in Newport Beach
On Wednesday, the area north of Newport Pier was “absolutely carpeted” with a species called bean clams, according to Matthew Bracken, a biology professor at UC Irvine. … “It’s not terribly unusual but it is noteworthy in that people aren’t used to seeing that many – that abundance or organisms – on a beach like this,” Bracken said.

SF Gate, May 18, 2017
Big disparities found in interracial marriage — and opinions on it
“There’s no clear answer in my view,” said Jennifer Lee, a sociology professor at UC Irvine and an expert in immigration and race. “What I suspect is happening are Western ideals about what feminity is and what masculinity is.”

Inc., May 19, 2017
Science Says You Can Boost Your Creativity and Performance With These Habits
Another study by University of California, Irvine
, found that office workers are interrupted roughly every three minutes and once interrupted–ready for this?–it can take 23 minutes for the worker to return to the original task.

The Huffington Post, May 19, 2017
These Are The Best Mineral Sunscreens, According To Dermatologists
With so many mineral sunscreens on the market now, it can be difficult to know which might be best for you. So we called up a couple of experts: Dr. Janellen Smith, a dermatologist at UC Irvine Health …. Smith told HuffPost what matters most of all is picking a product you’re actually going to use.

FRANCE24, 2017
Trump’s Comey memo: A 21st century Watergate?
“Firing Comey gives the suggestion of obstruction of justice, the same as with Nixon, but we don’t yet know exactly what happened,” Erwin Chemerinsky, a constitutional law professor and dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, told FRANCE 24.

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