UCI News

PBS SoCal, Sept. 28, 2015
Are Millennials the best or worst generation
I wanted to find out more about the Millennials so I assembled a focus group at UC Irvine’s brand new Institute for Innovation. It’s a place where hundreds of young people gather from all over Southern California and they use the institute for everything from funding their tech companies and connecting with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to fine tuning their business models and networking with other Millennials.

Southern California Public Radio, Sept. 28, 2015
Chinese goods have higher carbon footprint than U.S. ones, study finds
“I had no idea the substantial penalty that we were paying in terms of the climate consequences of all this CO2 that’s being emitted,” said Steve Davis, a professor of Earth systems science at UCI and an author on the study.

CBS News, Sept. 28, 2015
Childhood stress linked to heart trouble later in life
Experiencing high levels of stress in childhood can have lasting impact on physical health well into adulthood. … E. Alison Holman, of the Program of Nursing Science at University of California, Irvine, said these results have implications for how primary care physicians interact with patients.

USA Today, Sept. 28, 2015
Chief Justice John Roberts’ Supreme Court at 10, defying labels
“This is a court that really wants to be and is at center stage of American public life,” says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. “This court has decided as many blockbuster cases with huge social impact as almost any 10-year period in American history.”

Zocalo Public Square, Sept. 29, 2015
Was the 1965 Immigration Act a failure?
Rubén G. Rumbaut, Distinguished Professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine [writes] … This 50th anniversary is an occasion to reflect on the inherent limitations and unintended consequences of immigration laws, particularly when what is sought is nothing less than to control a world on the move. It is an illusion to pretend otherwise.

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 29, 2015
Conditions ripe for explosive wildfire season in Southern California
“There are more fatalities of firefighters and civilians in Santa Ana fires; the number of structures that were destroyed or damaged was much higher for Santa Ana fires,” said Jim Randerson of UC Irvine, a co-author of the study. “We were able to quantify that using census data and some other information from different geospatial sources.”