Newsweek, Oct. 5, 2017
Climate change: soil could seed up global warming way more than we thought
“This is the classic case study of how warming affects soil and soil carbon. It really gives us some good insight into how the planet’s stocks of carbon will be changing as the climate gets warmer,” Steven Allison, an ecologist at the University of California, Irvine ….
Business Insider, Oct. 5, 2017
The ‘unique’ nature of the US voting system could help Russia tip the scales of future elections, experts say
Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine, was cautious when asked whether the US election system might make campaigns more vulnerable to manipulation. “On the one hand the dispersion makes it hard to interfere with whole system,” he said. “On the other hand, one can pinpoint efforts where they are most likely to bear fruit.”
ENR California, Oct. 3, 2017
Specialty Construction Best Project: UC Irvine TEM Facility
The transmission electron microscopes at the University of California, Irvine, are delicate instruments, vulnerable to noise, vibration or electromagnetic fields. Such instrument sensitivity made converting the university’s engineering classrooms into a transmission electron microscopy (TEM) facility a daunting task.
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 6, 2017
Guns, like cigarettes, are legal products that kill people. That’s not OK
Christopher Bauman, an associate professor of organization and management at UC Irvine, noted that roughly the same number of people are killed in auto accidents in this country every year as are killed by firearms. “We don’t stop making cars,” he said. “We try to make them safer.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Visual Art Source, Oct. 2017
Gilbert “Magu” Lujan
Luján, who is being honored this fall with a drawing show at Craig Krull Gallery and a retrospective at his alma mater, UC Irvine, was a dedicated political activist. But he used wit and humor to assert a Chicano presence … Lujan’s artistic legacy reads in a totally different way: not as a dream fulfilled, but as “a dream deferred.” Once again, the late artist must inspire his audience and remind us that the arc of justice is long but it has and will bend. Opening October 7, 2017 (UC Irvine)
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