UCI News

The Washington Post, Nov. 12, 2015
Scientists say Greenland just opened up a major new ‘floodgate’ of ice into the ocean
In a new paper in Science, Jeremie Mouginot of the University of California, Irvine and his colleagues find that the ocean-based glacier, which contains 0.5 meters or a foot and a half of potential sea level rise, has begun a rapid retreat, especially since 2012. … “This is sort of the second major floodgate from Greenland that has opened up,” says Eric Rignot of UC Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, one of the authors of the study.

USA Today, Nov. 13, 2015
Global warming rapidly melts massive Greenland glacier
“The glacier has profoundly transformed in only 10 years,” Mouginot, of the University of California, Irvine, said. “The glacier is now breaking up and calving high volumes of icebergs into the ocean, which will result in rising sea levels for decades to come.” The melting of the “Zachariae Isstrom” glacier is a result of warming temperatures both in the sea and the air, said study co-author Eric Rignot, also of UC Irvine.

NBC Sports, Nov. 12, 2015
68 things we can’t wait to see this season
Here are the 68 things that we are looking forward to the most from the 2015-16 season: … 51. UC Irvine’s Mamadou N’Diaye vs. UCF’s Tacko Fall (assuming he gets eligible). That’s two dudes that are 7-foot-6.

Orange County Register, Nov. 12, 2015
UC Irvine men’s basketball coach Russell Turner proves passion for his program
He arrived believing UCI is a program and community capable of making a leap in success and stature, and last year’s breakthrough season became a moment in time for the school and city. “Men’s basketball is very important,” he said, referring to a university’s profile in its community. “I don’t know if that has always been the thought process here. To me, there’s nothing holding us back from having the kind of program that’s been developed the last 10 years at a school like San Diego State.”

Orange County Register, Nov. 13, 2015
UCI student protests target tuition, racial insensitivity
In simultaneous protests, UC Irvine students demonstrated for free tuition and in solidarity with anti-racism protesters at the University of Missouri – joining hundreds of thousands of students nationwide doing the same thing Thursday. Meanwhile, UCI is getting ready to finalize details on some demands made last January by the Black Student Union, including the creation of a separate dorm section for incoming black students.

MarketWatch, Nov. 12, 2015
As age rises, American women face increasing bars to employment
About 14 percent of younger applicants (ages 29-31) received callbacks for administrative jobs while interview opportunities for middle-age workers (49-51) fell to 10.3 percent and dropped to 7.6 percent for near retirement-age workers (64-66), according to research by economics professors David Neumark and Ian Burn at the University of California, Irvine; and Patrick Button at Tulane University.