UCI News

PBS Newshour, Nov. 2, 2017
How cosmic rays spotted a hidden ‘void’ within the Great Pyramid — and why we still don’t know what’s inside
Besides seeking concealed or lost spaces within monuments, muon detection–sometimes called muography–is used in many other fields today, said Daniel Whiteson, an experimental particle physicist at the University of California, Irvine. “Muons are used to look inside shipping containers to hunt for radioactive, nuclear contraband or even dirty bombs,” said Whiteson …. And that’s important for cases that are not only difficult to enter but potentially dangerous too.”

The Weather Channel, Nov. 2, 2017
Large Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier, Crumbles Weeks Later, NASA Satellite Images Show
“This is a result of the warmer waters in front of them,” Eric Rignot, a climate scientist at the University of California, Irvine, told the New York Times. “In some relatively colder years, we know the melt rate slowed down and the glaciers slowed down. On warm ocean years, the glacier moves really fast.”

Orange County Business Journal, Oct. 30, 2017
OC Places More Emphasis on Integrative Care
Live Healthy OC, a program comprised of … University of California-Irvine’s School of Medicine and Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, reported positive one-year data by way of incorporating a more integrative approach to improve wellness and educate patients in economically disadvantaged and underserved communities … Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli and his wife Susan gave UCI a $200 million gift, the biggest in UCI history, to expand nonconventional and complementary treatments. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Business Journal, Oct. 30, 2017
Biotech Company’s First US Presence in Irvine
A Hong Kong-based stem-cell biotech company that’s tackling heart disease opened a flagship U.S. location at The Cove. The Cove is the physical space of the University of California-Irvine’s innovation center, Applied Innovation … as well as being the home base of co-founder Michelle Khine, director of UCI’s Bio-Entrepreneurial Program …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Business Journal, Oct. 30, 2017
Education
University of California-Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman was named co-chair of an advisory board for a new UC-system center dedicated to free speech issues. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 2, 2017
‘Surfing With Sartre,’ by Aaron James
I am happy to surrender the floor to James, a UC Irvine philosophy professor, whose formidable celebration of surfing comes draped in deep thinking appreciatively wrapped in sheep’s clothing. James shares with the Beach Boys that to catch a wave is to sit on top of the world, although his lineups in “Surfing With Sartre” include not just Jean-Paul but David Hume and Immanuel Kant, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger, Karl Marx and Woody Allen. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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