UCI News

The Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 31, 2015
California drought: Will public shaming stop water-use violators?
The long-term goal, though, is to inspire the public to effect lasting change in water use, said David Feldman from the University of California, Irvine, drawing on lessons from Australia, where people successfully learned to reduce their individual water usage by 25 percent.  “You have to engage, educate, and bring along,” Mr. Feldman [said] …. “It’s more than just water management.”

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 1, 2015
UC Irvine exhibit captures a significant, homegrown period in art history
The show, co-curated by Juli Carson and Marilyn Nix, is part of UC Irvine’s 50th anniversary celebration. … This exhibit, she said, is “a trigger to consider the early decades of this university and how its sensibility produced one of the most famous performance artists in the world.”

The New York Times, Nov. 2, 2015
Fake cover letters expose discrimination against disabled
“These kinds of experiments are very important in research on discrimination, and to the best of my knowledge this is the first serious attempt to do this kind of experiment on disability discrimination in the United States,” said David Neumark, a labor economist at the University of California, Irvine, who studies discrimination. “The study is well done.”

Fortune, Nov. 2, 2015
Why Hollywood doesn’t ‘get’ hackers
Peter Krapp, professor of Film and Media Studies at University of California, Irvine, criticized the “Homeland” episode for multiple implausibilities, not the least of which was that the CIA’s top secret files are depicted as residing in directories clearly marked “CIA.”

Southern California Public Radio, Nov. 2, 2015
In San Marino election, mansionization is top worry
When deep-pocketed immigrants can’t find the house they want, they’ll try to build it, said Yong Chen, a professor of Asian-American history at the University of California, Irvine. He said they believe that newer is better.

KCRW, Oct. 30, 2015
Last British detainee released from Guantanamo
At Guantanamo,  [Shaker] Aamer served as an unofficial spokesman for detainees, drawing attention to life inside the prison, leading to a mass hunger strike at the prison. We hear more about his story, and what it portends for the future of Guantanamo. Guests: Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine.