UCI News

Ars Technica, Oct. 2, 2018 (Podcast)
Ars on your lunch break: Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?
We chat up quantitative psychologist Dan Hoffman about how your mind lies to you. … UC Irvine quantitative psychologist Don Hoffman has spent the last few decades honing an extraordinary theory about the nature of reality. And I can almost guarantee that it will violate every intuition you have about the physical world you inhabit.

Fast Company, Oct. 2, 2018
Why the prosperity gap in the U.S. is stuck–and how to fix it
David Neumark, professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine, advocates for a fully federally funded job creation program in regions struggling with high and persistent rates of unemployment. … The combination of job training, local partnerships, and overall economic support, Neumark writes, is designed to create lasting impact and set struggling counties back on the path toward convergence.

Quartz, Oct. 2, 2018
To increase immigration, allow dual citizenship
Countries that allow dual citizenship experience higher migration flow. They attract more migrants to their countries, and see more citizens emigrating elsewhere. To discover this, researchers from the University of California, Irvine examined the migration patterns in 184 countries ….

Carbon Brief, Sep. 27, 2018
Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2018 is sixth lowest on record
The weather over the Arctic during the summer has been dominated by low pressure, explained Zack Labe, a University of California, Irvine Ph.D. student studying sea ice. … The Arctic Oscillation (AO) has also had an impact, said Labe. … “The movement of ice, due to the positive Arctic Oscillation, favoured less sea ice exporting into the Atlantic. This contributed to unusually low sea ice in this region, especially in the Greenland Sea. Also, sea ice around Svalbard has been near record lows for the last few months.”

EAB, Oct. 1, 2018
3 uncommon features of UC Irvine’s new active learning building
The Anteater Learning Pavilion, which will be the first active learning building in California, is designed to foster collaboration and student engagement …. Like UCI, many colleges and universities are moving away from traditional lecture-style courses in favor of project-based and hands-on learning. UCI established the active learning building to equip students with the skills they’ll need to succeed in a competitive world, says Michael Dennin, UCI’s vice provost for teaching and learning.

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