UCI News

The New York Times, Oct. 1, 2015
China’s exports are closely linked to its emissions
“Many people are inclined to say things like, ‘Well, stuff has to get made somewhere and China can do it cheaper,’” Steven J. Davis, an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine, who is one of the paper’s authors, said in an email. “In reply to that logic, we’re showing that China’s role as the world’s manufacturer means much higher emissions than if the ‘stuff’ were made just about anywhere else.”

Southern California Public Radio, Sept. 30, 2015
What an Asian immigrant majority means for the future of California
Asians will soon outnumber Latino immigrants coming to the U.S., that’s according to a new study on census data by the Pew Research Center. … Guests … Jennifer Lee, professor of sociology at University of California, Irvine, and fellow at the Center for Social Cohesion.

The Korea Times, Sept. 30, 2015
Where should I go to college? Student stories, UC Irvine
Carolyn Chang describes why she chose to attend UCI while praising the overall environment of the campus and its many attributes.

Gizmodo, Oct. 1, 2015
Bioweapon experts aren’t buying the Tesla Model X’s bioweapon defense mode
“It will hold back most bacteria, but it won’t hold back viruses. So, if you believe that all bioterrorist agents are bacteria, then you’ll get an increment of protection,” said Michael J. Buchmeier, deputy director of the Pacific Southwest Regional Center for Biodefense and Emerging Diseases at the University of California, Irvine.

Dissent, Sept. 30, 2015
Mark Zuckerberg, Joshua Wong, and the curious lure of the Chinese market
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of history [writes] … Last week, while some commentators mused on the possibility of Pope Francis and Xi Jinping bumping into each other during their dueling high-profile U.S. tours, I pondered instead what two much younger men would say if they ran into each other in Washington, D.C.