UCI News

The New York Times, May 8, 2016
For experience, America’s Cup teams turn to newcomers
“Traditionally the person who designs the hull shape claims the design,” said [Nat] Shaver, an American who studied aeronautical engineering at the University of California, Irvine, while also building a Moth in his garage. “I didn’t want to deal with that, so I was designing foil stuff on the side.”

The Kernel, May 8, 2016
Should it be against the law to share tragic images on social media?
According to Roxane Cohen Silver, a psychology professor at the University of California, Irvine, seeing graphic footage has a significant impact on viewers. And seeing such images, with or without intent, becomes easier as the way we consume media changes.

Orange County Register, May 7, 2016
Mother’s Day: How 4 inspirational moms are changing their worlds
[Debbie] Fragner and Maddie created a nonprofit, Children’s Cerebral Palsy Movement. Organizations as diverse as UCI’s Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center, UCI’s Dance Department and CHOC Children’s Hospital also are involved. Fragner recently submitted an application to UC Irvine to start an eight-week pilot program involving 11 children. “This all started with my child’s dream to dance ballet.”

Voice of OC, May 6, 2016
Searching for a better understanding of youth crime
Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman, the lead researcher on the Crossroads study and a professor of psychology and social behavior at UCI, spoke with us about some of the study’s early findings and why biology can change some of our assumptions about those who commit crimes.

The National Interest, May 7, 2016
China will probably implode
Peter Navarro,  professor at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: In July of 2001, Gordon Chang predicted an inevitable meltdown of the Chinese Communist Party in his best-selling book The Coming Collapse of China. Since then, China’s economy has increased by more than eightfold, to surpass even the United States on a purchasing parity power basis. Oops?

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