UCI News

Nature, Sep. 19, 2018
Movers and shakers
Although China leads the pack, fast-moving institutions are building their research reputations the world over. … The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is North America’s top rising star in the Nature Index, achieving 29.3% growth in its fractional count over the past three years, with increases in all fields. … UCI has also invested in recruitment. … The university’s strategic plan, released in 2016, set a target to recruit 250 new faculty members by 2021, welcoming 57 in 2017 alone.

The Guardian, Sep 24, 2018
Ten minutes of exercise a day improves memory
Scientists at the University of California, [Irvine] studying brain activity found connectivity between parts of the brain responsible for memory formation and storage increased after a brief interval of light exercise – such as 10 minutes of slow walking, yoga or tai chi. … “An evening stroll is sufficient to get some benefit,”  said Michael Yassa, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, and project co-leader.

Los Angeles Times, Sep. 24, 2018
For Disneyland to regain goodwill in Anaheim, it needs to ensure the city benefits from its success
Amihai Glazer, professor of economics at UC Irvine, director of the Program in Corporate Welfare, writes, “In short order, Anaheim could flip from subsidizing Disneyland to increasing its costs. But it didn’t have to work out like this, especially if Disney executives and Anaheim council members had both been smarter about how to structure incentives.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Business Journal, Sep 24, 2018
A Good Day For The Ecosystem
UCI Applied Innovation CEO Richard Sudek told the luncheon crowd at our 4th annual Innovation of the Year Awards … that the Cove has grown from 15,000 sq. ft. to 1000,000 sq. ft. in four years and now hosts 750 annual events in support of the entrepreneurial sector. “My goal [is to] produce the best damn ecosystem in the world, and let the world know about it.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Wall Street Journal, Sep. 24, 2018
A Stumble Down Memory Lane
Richard B. McKenzie, professor emeritus of economics and management at the University of California, Irvine writes, “Pundits have drawn a line between Judge Kavanaugh and his accusers, and insisted Americans take sides. But there is a third way: Remain agnostic until you know whether the accusations are backed by independent corroborating evidence.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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