UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 25, 2019
UCI Charges Ahead In Tech Training
“We will keep charging ahead,” said Marios Papaefthymiou, dean of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at University of California-Irvine. “There’s a ton of demand for what we do.” Employers eagerly snatch up the school’s tech-savvy graduates, and will keep doing so in the future as computers are used in more segments of the economy, the UCI dean told the Business Journal. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, Nov. 26, 2019
Stung by Hong Kong vote, China slams Reuters report on liaison office shake-up
China’s leaders appear increasingly vexed about how to deal with the unrest in Hong Kong, analysts say … “I don’t think they’re going to change their strategy,” said Jeff Wasserstrom, a professor at the University of California at Irvine and the author of an upcoming book on Hong Kong’s political crisis. “I don’t see any reason to think they are going to make any major concessions.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, Nov. 25, 2019
Supreme Court Acts in Campaign Finance and Libel Cases
Proponents of campaign finance regulation had feared that the Supreme Court would use the case, Thompson v. Hebdon, No. 19-122, to consider the constitutionality of all contribution limits. Richard L. Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, wrote in a blog post that in taking only a modest step the Supreme Court had provided “a victory for supporters of reasonable campaign finance regulation, even though it was a loss.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Sullivan Says, Nov. 26, 2019 (Subscription)
Thorp Gives More than Papers
Extra credit for card-counting legend and quantitative analysis pioneer Ed Thorp, who did more than donate his papers to UC-Irvine, where he taught in the math department and business school. Thorp also ponied up $25,000 to pay for a pilot program to digitize the papers, which range from letters to unpublished research.

Medical Daily, Nov. 26, 2019
A Group Of Galaxies Appear To Be Missing Dark Matter
However, according to James Bullock, an astrophysicist at the University of California, Irvine, it may not be the case of missing dark matter. Rather, it might be that these small galaxies have clung so much to normal matter that it’s hard to differentiate. “This is telling us something about the diversity of galaxy formation…. Exactly what that’s telling us, that’s the trick,” Bullock said.

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