UCI News

The Washington Post, Sep. 17, 2018
Universities should lead efforts to slow climate change, if the federal government won’t
As the nation’s most important performers of basic research, universities are also likely to generate the discoveries and innovations required to turn things around. The link between chlorofluorocarbons and damage to the ozone layer, for example, was first proposed by future Nobel laureates Mario Molina and Sherwood Roland at UC Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Science Friday, Sep. 14, 2018
Water, Water, Everywhere
As Hurricane Florence nears land, one engineer notes the rising risk of a flooding double whammy as sea levels rise and the climate changes. Guest: Amir AghaKouchak, associate professor of civil engineering at the University of California, Irvine.

The Atlantic, Sep. 16, 2018
Patsy Takemoto Mink’s Trailblazing Testimony Against a Supreme Court Nominee
“Her personal experience with gender discrimination fueled her desire to make sure other people didn’t have that experience,” said Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, the chair of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine, who is writing a biography of Mink with her daughter.

Forbes, Sep. 16, 2018
Don’t Trust Artificial Intelligence? Time To Open The AI ‘Black Box’
“The more accurate the algorithm, the harder it is to interpret, especially with deep learning,” points out Sameer Singh, assistant professor of computer science at the University of California Irvine. “Computers are increasingly a more important part of our lives, and automation is just going to improve over time, so it’s increasingly important to know why these complicated AI and ML systems are making the decisions that they are.”

Orange Coast Magazine, Sep. 7, 2018
How Comedian Jon Lovitz Got Early Inspiration In Orange County
An Evening with Jon Lovitz” at the Irvine Barclay Theatre this month is a homecoming for the comedian. The actor and former “Saturday Night Live” star was an Anteater, Class of ’79, who based his signature “SNL” character, the pompous Master Thespian, on a former drama professor at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Here are a few fun facts about the unconventional performer.

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