UCI News

Frontline, Sep. 20, 2018
Greenland’s Glaciers Are Melting Faster Than Expected. See Them in 360°.
“The changes we are witnessing are amazing,” says Eric Rignot, a professor at The University of California, Irvine and a senior scientist on a NASA team that’s traveled to Greenland to try to better understand exactly how quickly its glaciers are melting. “None of us expected to see such changes in Greenland.”

Today, Sep. 21, 2018
A challenge to elected officials, candidates and Americans on World Alzheimer’s Day
Maria Shriver, Joshua Grill, Ph.D., is the co-director of UC-Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) and others write, “With the election six weeks away, we’re challenging everyone running for office to talk about this disease — and every person to vote, speak out, and stand with the candidates who promise to lead us into a future without Alzheimer’s. It starts with each one of us.”

The New York Times, Sep. 21, 2018
Dianne Feinstein Rode One Court Fight to the Senate. Another Has Left Her Under Siege.
The senator’s apparent apology to Judge Kavanaugh for the protesters, for instance, drew sharp dismissals from liberals on Twitter such as Leah Litman, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Los Angeles Times, Sep. 21, 2018
87 days of smog: Southern California just saw its longest streak of bad air in decades
“This is one example of the close ties between air pollution and climate change, which makes meeting air quality standards even more challenging and illustrates the urgency for addressing climate change at all levels of government in the U.S. and globally,” said Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, an atmospheric chemist at UC Irvine who studies air quality. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

CNN, Sep. 19, 2018
Anderson Cooper Grassley Sets Friday Deadline For Kavanaugh’s Accuser To Say Whether She’ll Testify
Elizabeth Loftus, Professor, University Of California Irvine: “First of all, there is a lot of decay that happens in memory over that very, very long time. … Because everything I’ve seen in the discussions of this case, one of the things I want to know is when did she attach the name Brett Kavanaugh to the episode that she is recounting from when she was 15 years old. … I think the answer to that question is pretty crucial.” [starts at 26:00]

Previously “In the News”