UCI News

Daily Pilot, Sep. 21, 2018
UC Irvine bags over $500 million in philanthropic and research money
“Nearly three years ago, we charted an ambitious course to reach new heights of excellence and social impact,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman said. “We are thrilled that our government and campus partners, alumni and friends recognize — and want to contribute to — our research and academic prowess. Their support expands our capacity to improve lives in our region and around the world.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KPCC, Sep. 21, 2018
Are educational apps actually helping children learn?
Do educational apps for preschoolers really help them learn? A new study from the University of California, Irvine has an answer. … Guest: Stephanie Reich, co-author of the study and associate professor of education at UC Irvine.

Nature, Sep. 24, 2018
How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters?
UCI Associate Professor Amir AghaKouchak, PhD Scholars Laurie Huning and Omid Mazdiyasni and others write, “Risk assessments should be expanded to consider cascading hazards. Otherwise, we cannot plan for the scale and nature of upcoming disasters. Researchers must find answers to these questions: how will climate change alter the risk of disastrous domino effects? … Here we outline how such a risk framework should be developed.”

CNBC, Sep. 22, 2018
This building material can protect homes during natural disasters, and the US is missing out
“One of the major push for that technology actually was the adoption of that system by our former President Carter,” said Ayman Mossallam, a civil and engineering professor at the University of California, Irvine.

ABC Radio Sydney, Sep. 24, 2018
US Supreme Court nominee faces second assault allegation
Election law expert Professor Rick Hasen from the University of California, Irvine, speaks with PM’s Linda Mottram. He says that a mooted FBI investigation into the judge’s conduct is unlikely and that the Republican Party will more likely manoeuvre Justice Kavanaugh to withdraw from nomination.

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