UCI News

CBC Radio, Oct. 19, 2018 (Audio)
A meat eater chooses a side of seagrass — this shark’s an omnivore
Bonnethead sharks are known to ingest a significant amount of seagrass, along with their standard diet of fish and crustaceans — however, it was never clear how much of the seagrass was actually being digested. But a team led by Samantha Leigh, an ecologist at the University of California, Irvine, has found that they not only ingest the seagrass, they also digest around 50 per cent of it. In other words, the sharks are extracting nutrients from the seagrass. … “This has never been seen before in a shark species.”

The Conversation, Oct. 22, 2018
The risk of ‘cascading’ natural disasters is on the rise
Amir AghaKouchak, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, writes, “As civil engineers, we see a need to be able to better understand the overall severity of these cascading disasters and their impacts on communities and the built environment. The need is more pronounced considering the fact that much of the nation’s critical infrastructure is aged and currently operate under rather marginal conditions.”

NBC 4, Oct. 20, 2018
Shocktoberfest at UC Irvine Cancelled After Performer Jumps Off Stage and Crowd Surges
Students were told to exit the arena Friday night after the second of three rap artists scheduled to perform, Famous Dex, jumped into the audience and the crowd surged toward the stage, prompting university police to declare a dangerous environment and cancel the remainder of the show, according to Tom Vasich, UCI spokesman.

NPR, Oct. 19, 2018 (Audio)
U.N. Calls For Khashoggi Investigation
NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly asks the U.N.’s David Kaye [UCI clinical professor of law] about his call for an international investigation into the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi — and how the U.N. would conduct one.

Orange County Register, Oct. 19, 2018
Here is where you can vote early in Orange County for the 2018 midterm elections
There will be eight stationary voting centers, as well as a mobile trailer traveling through parks, colleges and other spots in the O.C., said Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley. . Here is where the registrar’s mobile trailer will be …. UC Irvine: In front of Aldrich Hall (Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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