UCI News

The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 16, 2016
Salton Sea water diversion could be catastrophic for public health
Timothy J. Bradley, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and director of the UC Irvine Salton Sea Initiative and David L. Feldman, professor of policy, planning and design, [write]: The Salton Sea has been experiencing a slow environmental decline for years, but starting in 2018 the environmental problems will turn catastrophic.

CBC Radio,  Oct. 15, 2016
Mars cosmic rays
The lead scientist of the study, Professor Charles Limoli from the University of California, Irvine, says he saw increased cognitive impairments in the rodents that, when translated to humans, might impact an astronaut’s ability to multitask, make quick decisions, and to respond to unanticipated events.

Orange County Register, Oct. 14, 2016
Wheelchair dance company to conduct workshop at UC Irvine
This Saturday, Hamamoto and her wheelchair dance company Infinite Flow will participate in UC Irvine’s Medical Humanities Symposium “Sound, Movement and Sensibility.” The event is sponsored in part by the Medical Humanities Initiative, which brings together faculty from the schools of arts, humanities and medicine to promote a holistic understanding of health, healing and well-being.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 17, 2016
How to fix solitary confinement in American prisons
Keramet Reiter, assistant professor of criminology and law at University of California, Irvine, [writes]: But solitary is even more expensive in social terms. It can cause serious psychological damage − anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations that may continue long after prisoners return to our neighborhoods.

The New York Times, Oct. 13, 2016
Ngugi wa Thiong’o on starting out as a writer
Dreams in a Time of War (2010), the first in a series of autobiographical volumes being written by Kenya’s most celebrated novelist, performed effortlessly at that more sophisticated level. In it, [UC Irvine Distinguished Professor] Ngugi wa Thiong’o recalled a boyhood growing up in a Kikuyu compound outside Nairobi in the 1940s and ’50s, when the Mau Mau uprising challenged British rule.

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