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Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 4, 2019 (Subscription – no digital version available)
2019 OC500 Directory of Influence
This issue of the OC500 provides an overview of the leading executives behind the companies appearing during 2019 in the Orange County Business Journal: CEOs, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, educators, award winners and many others who’ve grabbed the headlines in Orange County over the past year.
Here are the UCI mentions (continued from yesterday):
Richard Sudek, Chief Innovation Officer, Executive Director, UCI Beall Applied Innovation.
Michl Binderbauer, Newest [Tae Technologies] generator used in 3K experiments, named Norman for UCI alum Binderbauer’s mentor Norman Rostoker, a founder of plasma physics theory.

Quartz, Nov. 6, 2019
The history of blunders and missteps that led to the quant trading revolution
René Carmona, a [visiting] professor at nearby University of California, Irvine, got a call from a friend. “There’s a group of mathematicians doing stochastic differential equations who are looking for help,” the friend said. “How well do you know that stuff?” A 41-year-old native of France, Carmona didn’t know much about investing, but stochastic differential equations were his specialty. … Carmona liked the challenge of improving their investment models ….

Eater, Nov. 5, 2019
The Rise (and Stall) of the Boba Generation
From there, bubble tea made its way to the U.S. thanks to changing migration patterns, according to Yong Chen, a professor of history at UC Irvine and the author of Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America. … These drinks, historian Chen points out, have not been adapted to American tastes; indeed, bubble tea in the U.S. follows Asian trends closely, as can be seen with the recent stateside imports of newer variations like cheese foam tea and brown sugar boba.

ESPN, Nov. 5, 2019
Kansas to add varsity League of Legends in 2020
Kansas joins a growing list of universities to add esports in the past few years, including the likes of Ohio State, Missouri, Utah, Boise State, Akron and the University of California Irvine. UCI was among the first and has been a pioneer in the varsity esports space, which includes more than 130 colleges and universities, according to previous reporting by ESPN.

Cronkite News, Nov. 5, 2019
As valley fever education increases, so does the infection’s reach
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine predict the range of what’s colloquially known as “San Joaquin Valley fever” will more than double over the next 75 years, spreading to the Midwest and Canada. “This disease, as we know right now, is not currently found in Canada, but by the end of the 21st century, it may even extend into a whole new country,” said Morgan Gorris, lead author of the study and recent UC Irvine Ph.D. graduate in Earth system science.

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