UCI News

EdScoop, Sept. 11, 2019
UC Irvine creates ‘information technology and data’ role
Tom Andriola, currently the chief information officer for the UC system, will on Oct. 1 take over as the vice chancellor of information technology and data at UC Irvine and UCI Health, the research and teaching hospital for the university’s School of Medicine. In an interview with EdScoop, Andriola explained that on top of the existing CIOs at the institution, his role will serve as an overarching structure to ensure technology decisions are serving the university’s missions of providing an optimal student experience, attracting world-class researchers and treating patients.

The New York Times, Sept. 12, 2019
For Poison-Dart Frogs, Markings Matter When It Comes to Survival
In Matoury, the white-striped frogs were attacked most, while in the Kaw Mountains frogs of all patterns were attacked about equally. “This had us scratching our heads,” said J.P. Lawrence, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Irvine, and an author of the new paper. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Scientific American, Sept. 12, 2019
The Gravitational-Wave “Revolution” Is Underway
Unfortunately, further examination showed that the back-to-back signals had come from two different directions in the sky, but astronomers remain hopeful of spotting such an event in the future, although it might not be easy. “The probability of a chanced alignment is really small,” says Asantha Cooray, a researcher at the University of California, Irvine who is unaffiliated with the LIGO/Virgo collaboration.

Shape, Sept. 12, 2019
How to Relieve Sinus Pressure Once and for All
“We have four paired sinuses, or air-filled cavities within the skull: the frontal (forehead), maxillary (cheek), ethmoid (between the eyes), and sphenoid (behind the eyes),” says Naveen Bhandarkar, M.D., a specialist in otolaryngology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. “Sinuses are known to lighten the skull, act as shock absorption in the setting of injuries, and increase the quality of your voice.”

CNBC, Sept. 12, 2019
7 new tech devices for elder care that help seniors live happier, healthier lives
When worn, these headsets offer simulations in which caregivers to take on the persona of an aging person facing a variety of situations, including macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. … Currently sold only to businesses, Embodied Labs has 100 subscribing organizations across the senior care, home health and home-care services for older adults, including … the University of California Irvine School of Medicine ….

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