UCI News

U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 15, 2016
5 scents that make sense when selling a home
A 2013 study published in the Journal of Retailing by Eric Spangenberg, now the dean of the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, found shoppers spent an average of 31.8 percent more money in a home decor store when it was scented with a simple orange scent, rather than a blend of scents.

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 15, 2016
California’s shifting demographics are reshaping UC student body
Indeed, officials from UCLA, UC Irvine and UC Riverside all said Thursday that financial uncertainties presented some of their biggest challenges. Six years of tuition freezes, political pressures to limit out-of-state and international students in favor of more Californians, pressing building repairs, labor demands and a far smaller share of state dollars than before have pressed officials to look for new sources of dollars.

The Daily Dot, Sept. 14, 2016
LCS legend Bloodwater to headline UC Irvine’s League of Legends team
“UCI’s new eSports program gives talented League of Legends players the opportunity to study what they love and to continue their passion for competitive gaming,” [Lyubomir “BloodWater”] Spasov said in the press release. “When I heard about the scholarship, I was very happy to know that I had a chance to attend one of the best universities in California − or anywhere − and to earn a degree in computer science.”

Orange County Register, Sept. 15, 2016
Reforming the Electoral College
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: The ideal solution would be to eliminate the Electoral College. … Another, more realistic, possibility would be for Congress to pass a statute requiring that every state allocate its electoral votes in proportion to the popular vote in the state. If a candidate gets 55 percent of the popular vote, he or she should get 55 percent of the electoral vote, not the current 100 percent.

PRI, Sept. 12, 2016
If other animals can regenerate their limbs, why can’t humans?
David Gardiner, a professor of developmental and cell biology at University of California, Irvine, is looking for answers in the axolotl, a rare Mexican salamander that’s often studied in labs for its ability to regenerate. … In a video for Science Friday, researchers at the University of California, Irvine illustrate how axolotls can even grow extra limbs, like a third arm.

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