UCI News

The New York Times, May 3, 2017
And finally …
So a new ranking of American colleges that provide the best value for your money has come as a notable reminder. Among the Top 10, four are part of the University of California system, according to the survey by Forbes.  … U.C. Irvine, No. 8 ….

The Wire, May 2, 2017
If India’s Power Sector Goes Coal All the Way, Then Disaster Awaits
Steven Davis, an associate professor at UCI and coauthor of the study, said in a statement that India’s dilemma was “of its own making”, and adding, “The country has vowed to curtail its use of fossil fuels in electricity generation but it has also put itself on a path to building hundreds of coal-burning power plants to feed its growing industrial economy.”

The Economist, May 2, 2017
The Supreme Court says cities may sue banks over predatory lending
Trading on rumours that Justice Kennedy, 80, is pondering retirement, Rick Hasen, a noted Supreme Court observer at the University of California, Irvine, tweeted that Justice Roberts’s move in Bank of America shows he’s “practicing for when he will be the new swing justice”.

U.S. Fire Administration, April 27, 2017
Career firefighter job demands and high blood pressure
A recent research study by the University of California, Irvine – School of Medicine found that there is a link between the job demands of career firefighters and high blood pressure. The study investigated whether working conditions such as number of 24-hour shifts, number of calls, sedentary work, job strain, and other physical demands are associated with elevated blood pressure and hypertension.

Deseret News, May 3, 2017
Lois Collins: Is our criminal justice system based on outdated practices that may thwart justice?
The National Registry of Exonerations, a joint effort of University of California Irvine, Michigan State University and University of Michigan law schools, counts 2,021 people convicted of crimes who have subsequently been exonerated.

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