UCI IN THE NEWS – SEPT. 13, 2017

The San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 12, 2017
Will consumers embrace self-driving cars as the ethical choice?
new report from UC Irvine published this week in the journal Nature Human Behavior looks at strategies to address the country’s biggest fears on the topic — most notably the idea that an autonomous vehicle could harm its passengers to save a greater number of pedestrians.

Scientific American, Sept. 12, 2017
Global Fingerprints of Sea Level Rise Revealed by Satellites
The concept of sea-level fingerprints has been factored into models used to predict sea-level rise for several years, says lead researcher Isabella Velicogna, a geophysicist at the University of California, Irvine. Velicogna and co-author Chia-Wei Hsu, also at the University of California, Irvine, used gravity data from NASA’s two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, which measure changes in mass on Earth’s surface.

CBS Los Angeles, Sept. 12, 2017
UCLA Ranks As Best Public University In U.S.
UC Santa Barbara ranks 8th on the public universities list, while UC Irvine and UC San Diego tie for ninth place.

California Healthline, Sept. 12, 2017
UC Cancer Centers Join Forces To Fight One Of California’s Top Killers
The University of California’s five cancer centers are joining forces to tackle some of the toughest challenges of a disease that kills 60,000 Californians a year and costs $14 billion in medical care and lost workplace productivity. The centers, which collectively care for about 1 in 6 of the state’s 176,000 new cancer cases each year, plan to share expertise, data and resources to improve cancer care, UC officials announced Monday. The new consortium includes UC Davis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego.

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 13, 2017
UC regents to examine UC Irvine’s rescission fiasco, impact of another possible tuition increase
University of California regents, meeting this week in San Diego, will take a good look at campus policies for rescinding admission offers, prompted by the recent debacle after UC Irvine abruptly canceled nearly 500 acceptances this summer. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Business Journal, Sept. 11, 2017
Trace3 Partnership
Irvine IT services provider Trace3 has partnered with UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business Center for Digital Transformation and Office Executive Education to launch a new Business Leadership for IT Executives certificate program. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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