UCI News

Yahoo News, Oct. 2, 2019 (Video)
A deadly fungal infection that spreads through dust is on the rise in the Southwestern U.S
Droughts and dust storms have been spreading a potentially fatal fungal infection known as valley fever across Arizona, New Mexico, and Southern California. … “Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, used existing data of valley fever cases to create a model of what conditions were best for the fungus.”

The Atlantic, Oct. 1, 2019
What Fan Fiction Teaches That the Classroom Doesn’t
These [fan fiction] communities also “allow for a lot of different forms of expertise,” says Rebecca Black, an informatics professor at the University of California at Irvine who has studied fan fiction (but who wasn’t involved in Davis and Aragon’s project). “Even if you aren’t the best writer, you might know everything there is to know about a certain character in the series.”

Valley Public Radio News, Oct 1, 2019
Valley Fever Could Spread With Climate Change, Study Warns
“It is surprising how quickly the endemic area may spread,” says lead author Morgan Gorris of UC Irvine, who blames the growth on climate change. “Overall, we find that the number of cases may increase by 50 percent by end of 21st century in response to a high climate warming scenario.”

My fitness pal, Oct. 1, 2019
The Best Time of Day to Work Out Might Surprise You
In a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, co-author Paolo Sassone-Corsi, PhD, professor and director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism at the University of California at Irvine, put mice on a treadmill and monitored changes in their muscle tissues. Morning workouts, he found, had the most significant impact on glucose breakdown and fat burning.

Daily Pilot, Oct 3, 2019
Scholars will drop knowledge and performers will drop rhymes during upcoming Korean hip-hop conference at UCI
Amid this explosion of South Korean pop culture in the United States, as well as growing student interest in the wider Korean culture and language, the UC Irvine Center for Critical Korean Studies will host a conference on Korean hip-hop on Monday. Hosted in tandem with Hyundai Motor America, the all-day conference will take place in Room 1030 of the Humanities Gateway building on the UCI campus.

 

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