UCI News

Variety, Nov. 17, 2015
Paris attacks: Why terror won’t keep people from entertainment
“One of the things we’re most concerned about is the fact that graphic pictures and videos are spreading the terror and anxiety far beyond the directly impacted people,” said Roxane Cohen Silver, professor … at UC Irvine’s School of Social Ecology. Silver has studied the impact of the 9/11 attacks and Boston Marathon bombing on the general public. “We’ve seen that this can have psychological and physical health consequences for consumers of this media,” Silver said.

Orange County Register, Nov. 17, 2015
8 O.C. hospitals among ‘top performers’
Orange County’s “top performers” for heart attack care include Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Anaheim, West Anaheim Medical Center, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital and UC Irvine Medical Center.

The Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 17, 2015
Why a massive Greenland glacier is melting from below
Zachariae Isstrom began “accelerated retreat” in 2012 and is currently melting at a rate of 5 billion tons per year, a team of scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Kansas, and the University of California, Irvine published in the journal Science last week. … Dr. [Eric] Rignot and his team “want to know exactly where warmer marine water is fingering its way into Greenland and how large a channel it’s entering,” explains the UCI Greenland Expedition program.

Scientific American, Nov. 18, 2015
Mysterious glow at Milky Way’s center could be dark matter or hidden pulsars
“We can conclude that there is an excess on top of the conventional gamma-ray emitters, and there’s certainly an indication that there is something new, but it’s too soon to conclude that there is a dark matter signal,” says Simona Murgia of the University of California, Irvine, one of the primary co-authors of the Fermi paper. As for pulsars, “myself, I would say they are equally plausible.”

Orange County Register, Nov. 18, 2015
Is this the biggest college matchup ever? Two 7-foot-6-inch centers square off today when UC Irvine faces Central Florida
“I definitely circled this game on our schedule,” UC Irvine forward Mike Best said. “This will be a once-in-a-lifetime thing.” … “I love to play against other big men,” [Mamadou] Ndiaye said. “It’s much easier to play against big guys. It’s harder against little guys. I can make my regular moves. I love to play with contact and I should be able to do that against him. It should be an exciting game.”

Previously “In the News”