The New York Times, Sept. 8, 2017
Life After the Storm: Children Who Survived Katrina Offer Lessons
Studies by Roxane Cohen Silver, a psychology professor at the University of California, Irvine, and others have found that adults who report having taken no serious hits – like, say, the death of friend, a serious illness, a natural disaster – generally do not score as highly on measures of well-being as people who have survived traumatic events. It is people who have been through at least two traumas, and less than six, who score highest.
Orange County Register, Sept. 8, 2017
Jesse Jackson encourages activism during UC Irvine appearance
While some liberal activists have advocated ignoring alt-right demonstrations … the Rev. Jesse Jackson told a UC Irvine crowd Friday that a strong response can be essential. … Jackson … was speaking as part of UC Irvine law school’s “Hate in a Period of Political Turmoil” series. Event moderator Michele Goodwin, a UCI law professor, placed Jackson among the country’s elite activists, picking up the mantle after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Jackson mentor.
Daily Mail, Sept. 8, 2017
Animation reveals the global sea level ‘fingerprints’ that show how climate change is affecting Earth
The ocean observations, called sea level ‘fingerprints,’ allow researchers to determine how much the sea level will rise at any point on the global ocean due to glacier melt. The study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, was conducted by researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine (UCI).
NPR, Sept. 8, 2017
China Steps Up Crackdown On Liberal Universities
KUHN: Chinese censors briefly succeeded in getting the Cambridge University Press to censor articles from an influential journal it puts out called The China Quarterly. JEFFREY WASSERSTROM: It violated the integrity of the journal. SHAPIRO: That’s University of California, Irvine historian Jeff Wasserstrom. China recently tried to get another academic journal he edits to censor itself.
Scientific American, Sept. 8, 2017
3 Things We Know about Hurricane Irma
Melting from Antarctica has led to 52 percent greater sea-level rise in Florida than in other parts of the world, according to Isabella Velicogna, an earth science professor at the University of California, Irvine, and the paper’s author. And if Antarctic melting increases, as some research predicts, that sea-level rise will become more profound, worsening future storm surges, she said.
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