UCI News

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 15, 2017
A storied art collection shrouded in mystery will anchor new UC Irvine museum
Chancellor Howard Gillman is expected to announce Wednesday the formation of the UCI Museum and Institute for California Art, or MICA, with the Buck Collection as its core. The collection, much coveted by other museums, focuses on artists who emerged in California between World War II and 1980. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, Nov. 15, 2017
UCI receives huge art collection of rarely seen pieces valued at tens of millions of dollars
UC Irvine will be the new home of a California art collection said to be worth tens of millions of dollars – a gift from a Newport Beach developer who squirreled away artwork that few have seen. “This gift instantly puts UCI on the map as the premier collection and study center at the heart of California art,” said Stephen Barker, dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts and executive director of the future UCI Museum and Institute for California Art.

ABC News (AP), Nov. 15, 2017
California university receives trove of art from collector
Modern art rarely seen by the public will be displayed at the University of California, Irvine, after a collector donated more than 3,000 paintings and sculptures to the school. The works will be exhibited along with other art in a new museum to be built on the campus about 40 miles south of Los Angeles, UC Irvine officials said Tuesday. … “For nearly three decades, these beautiful and important pieces have been kept mostly under wraps,” said Chancellor Howard Gillman. “We can’t wait to exhibit these gems to the public.”

The Washington Post, Nov. 15, 2017
These close-up images from NASA show one of the largest icebergs to ever split off from Antarctica
Eric Rignot, a NASA and University of California-Irvine researcher, told The Post in July that he is convinced of a climate role. “For me, there is no doubt that this event is not part of a natural cycle,” he said by email. “The Larsen C ice shelf will not collapse for another few decades, most likely, but this calving is unique in the history of the ice shelf since first seen by human eyes by the Norwegian explorer Carl Anton Larsen in 1893.”

Popular Science, Nov. 14, 2017
Here’s how scientists are tricking you into eating your veggies
“Maybe you could use false memories to affect peoples’ food choices,” says Elizabeth Loftus, a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine. … She and her colleagues have also planted false memories in subjects’ minds concerning … healthy food … When people believed they had shared some good times with asparagus, they wanted to eat more of it.

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