UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 24, 2019
Girls vs. Boys: Brain Differences Might Explain Tech Behaviors
“It is entirely plausible from a neurological perspective that there’s an underlying biological component to this difference people are seeing,” said Larry Cahill, a professor of neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine, who has spent two decades researching gender differences in the brain. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

CBS Los Angeles, Sept. 24, 2019 (Video)
Expert Discusses Fire Prediction Technology
Shane Coffield from UCI discusses a new technique for predicting the final size of a fire from the moment of ignition. “The study is about using machine learning to predict fire size from the moment it ignites. Essentially what we are trying to do is predict which fires are going to go viral.”

Mashable, Sept. 23, 2019
Arctic sea ice plunges to dismal levels
“The rapid changes in the Arctic are some of the clearest indicators of anthropogenic climate change,” added Zack Labe, a climate scientist and Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Irvine who also had no involvement in the NSIDC announcement. “2019 is consistent with the long-term declining trends of Arctic sea ice area and its thickness.”

MSN, Sept. 23, 2019
Climate change could bring Valley fever to Montana by century’s end
A debilitating and potentially fatal lung infection known as Valley fever is forecast to move north into eastern Montana within the next 75 years, according to a recent study completed by scientists at the University of California, Irvine.

Orange County Register, Sept. 24, 2019
Nearly 1,000 people receive help at Anaheim’s Health & Citizenship Fair
Students from the UC Irvine Law School and volunteers from the Public Law Center in Santa Ana were on hand to help guide people through the citizenship application process. … “I think it’s incredibly important that we ensure that people who are eligible to become citizens of the United States receive the assistance that they need to go through the process,” said Elizabeth Schroeder, [assistant dean for student services] of the UCI Law School. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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