Scientific American, Oct. 2, 2015
Cheap goods from China have high carbon cost
“So we’re talking about 5 to 6 percent of global emissions are in these goods being exported from China. And that may not sound like a lot, but 5 or 6 percent of 35 billion tons is a lot of CO2,” [says] Steve Davis, a climate energy scientist at the University of California, Irvine.
Gizmodo, Sept. 30, 2015
The best ways to get to work, According to science
There are studies that give us more objective evidence, too, as UC Irvine researcher Raymond Novaco summarizes in this useful overview of research about commuting and wellbeing.
Orange County Register, Oct. 2, 2015
UCI gets $19 million grant to speed up practical use of scientific discoveries
“This is a very prestigious program and only 65 centers in the country have it,” said Dan M. Cooper, director of the Institute for Clinical & Transitional Science. “The main goal of the program is to expedite the process from basic discovery to actual clinical application.”
Big West, Oct. 1, 2015
UC Irvine celebrates 50 years of athletics
On the evening of September 28, UC Irvine libraries presented the “Ready, Set, ZOT! UCI Athletics Since ‘65” exhibit in Langson Library to celebrate Irvine’s 50th Anniversary. The exhibit commemorates Athletics’ “dedication to excellence, commitment to success and perseverance in the face of adversity that built today’s ’Eater Nation”.
Orange County Register, Sept. 30, 2015
Eskape Rooms, launching Friday in Irvine, mixes high and low tech
[Chris] Im and Daniel Lee, UC Irvine alumni, are co-owners of Eskape Rooms, a recent entry into the world of real-life escape-room attractions, in which a team of people are shut into a room and must gather clues and employ problem-solving techniques to figure out the room’s secrets within an hour. … Kevin Liu, the company’s chief technical officer, is a fourth-year undergraduate at UCI.