UCI News

KPCC – Air Talk, Nov. 11, 2019 (Audio)
Could Veterans’ Grief Be Significantly Overlooked?
An abundance of research looking at war has focused on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, but researchers at the University of California, Irvine wanted to take a different angle: grief. The researchers say the more in-depth knowledge available on this topic, the better experts can address the public health impact of recent wars. … Guest: Pauline Lubens, co-author of the UCI study; policy analyst at the nonprofit Swords to Plowshares, which focuses on veterans’ issues.

Orange County Register, Nov. 13, 2019
Why casinos want to connect to your smartphone
Vibhanshu Abhishek, associate professor of information systems at the UC Irvine, said .… “Having a phone is something that’s almost second nature to customers and anything that can sort of enhance the experience of what they’re doing through the use of mobile phones is definitely a big, positive move.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

NBC4, Nov. 8, 2019
Woolsey Fire Crippled Boeing Water Safety System at Toxics Site
Dry sediment can contribute contaminants widely, said Professor Oladele Ogunseitan, founding chair of the University of California, Irvine, Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention and a University of California Presidential Chair. He cited problems at the much larger Salton Sea southeast of Coachella as an example.

Deadline, Nov. 12, 2019
‘Walking Dead’ EP Gale Anne Hurd Funds $1M Fellowship For Civil Rights Advocacy For Women
Legal Aid at Work President, Joan Graff … [said], “We are honored by her generous donation, and thrilled to be partnering with her to fight for justice for low-wage working women and girls.” That fight has actually begun with the naming of Nora Cassidy today as the first Hurd Fellow. “I am humbled to be selected as the inaugural Fellow and to begin my career as a workers’ rights attorney with such a well-regarded and effective organization,” said Cassidy, a graduate of The University of California, Irvine School of Law ….

WCMU – The Children’s Bookshelf, Nov. 11, 2019 (Audio)
The Children’s Bookshelf: Mario and the Hole in the Sky
MARIO and the Hole in the Sky … is a lively picture book biography about [UCI Emeritus Professor] Mario Molina, the chemist who helped solve the Earth’s ozone crisis. … His experiments with F. Sherwood Rowland at the University of California, Irvine found that CFC, or Freon, would destroy the ozone layer that protected the Earth from deadly solar radiation. He went on television, he spoke in front of Congress and laid out his case at a conference in Montreal, Canada concerning the destruction of the ozone layer.

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