UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Sept. 17, 2015
UCI tops NY Times index
University of California, Irvine ranked No. 1 out of 179 schools in a New York Times measure of access to college for lower- and middle-income students. … Education “has to be a gateway through which talented young people can thrive, regardless of their background,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman, in an article accompanying the list.

Southern California Public Radio, Sept. 17, 2015
Is a poppy-inspired solar house future of drought-resilient homes?
Project manager Alex McDonald, 31, a mechanical engineering graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, said the team found their answer in the state’s flower.

Orange County Register, Sept. 17, 2015
Team Orange to move Casa del Sol to Great Park for Solar Decathlon competition
Orange County’s team – the first the county has fielded, even though the event took place in Irvine in 2013 – includes competitors from UC Irvine, Chapman University, Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College. The house, modeled after California’s drought-resistant state flower, the poppy, is called Casa del Sol. … Team member Heather Greene, a UCI student studying civil engineering, said any rainwater collected in barrels will be used for irrigation.

KCRW 89.9 FM, Sept. 17, 2015
Faking tragedy
Guest: Elizabeth Loftus, professor of psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine. … Comedian Steve Rannazzisi has been repeating a dramatic story about narrowly escaping the World Trade Center on 9/11. One problem: His 9/11 story isn’t true. What motivates these kinds of falsehoods?

The Independent, Sept. 18, 2015
Ig Nobel Prizes: From saying ‘huh’ to unboiling an egg – the world’s oddest scientific discoveries
This year’s Ig Nobel laureates included researchers at the University of California, Irvine, including Stephan Kudlacek, who conducted a seminal study into the chemistry of how to unfold the white proteins that form as a result of boiling a hen’s egg.

The Washington Post, Sept. 17, 2015
Bernie Sanders’s surge doesn’t mean the Democratic race is wide open. Here’s why.
Michael Tesler is assistant professor of political science at UC Irvine. … So the challenge for Sanders is clear: a little known senator, from an almost all-white state, who has been criticized by black activists … somehow needs to galvanize minority support for his candidacy against an opponent who has been extremely popular with blacks and Latinos for over two decades.