Orange County Register, Nov. 19, 2016
Trump’s election creates anxiety around the world, UCI experts say
Donald Trump’s election and its potential impact on international relations have been met across the globe with considerable anxiety and an unsettling sense of unpredictability, said UC Irvine professors who gathered this week to discuss what the rest of the world thinks of the next president. [The event was organized by the UCI Forum for the Academy and the Public.]
Orange County Register, Nov. 21, 2016
Cement plays two roles in global warming
A study released Monday by researchers at UC Irvine found that the material’s carbon footprint might not be as bad as once thought, and that over time cement even soaks up some of the harmful gases emitted into the atmosphere. “It adds up to a significant amount of carbon being reabsorbed,” said one of the study’s authors, Steven Davis, an associate professor of Earth system science.
Inside Philanthropy – Nov. 20, 2016
A little bit of both: how this gift represent “old” and “new” world mega-giving
Joan Irvine Smith … will donate her entire California Impressionist painting collection, valued at $17 million, to the UC Irvine campus. … Howard Gillman, the school’s chancellor, envisions UC Irvine becoming the center for California art with the Irvine family’s world-class pieces as its foundation. “It’s so tremendously exciting,” he said. “We know how historic and foundational the collection is for our broader aspirations.”
Orange County Register, Nov. 18, 2016
UCI shows commitment to continuing education
UCI’s Division of Continuing Education serves 35,000 adult learners mostly through online courses separate from the undergraduate and graduate programs. The division recently opened its new $50 million building on campus to accommodate the growing need for more classroom space while changing its name from UCI Extension this fall.
Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 18, 2016
UCI professor wins international award
Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of social ecology … at the University of California, Irvine, was awarded the international John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science in London. The prize is awarded for courage in promoting science and evidence on a matter of public interest, despite facing difficulty and hostility in doing so.
The New York Times, Nov. 18, 2016
Bitcoin users who evade taxes are sought by the I.R.S.
Omri Marian, a professor of tax law at the University of California, Irvine, said that most Bitcoin users were probably not aware that they were supposed to record their losses and gains as taxable events every time they bought anything with their Bitcoins.