UCI in the News – Sept. 29, 2016

Orange County Register, Sept. 28, 2016
Watch out for those Anteaters − UCI plans to win big in eSports
“There are some people who asked the question, ‘Why would UCI think about putting in an eSports arena?’” Vice Chancellor Thomas Parham said. “Our job is not to follow the leader. Our job is to set the curve. “I want everybody in the country following our lead,” he said.

CCTV, Sept. 28, 2016
FBI stats find spike in US homicide rate
To further discuss the FBI’s report of the America’s increased homicide rate, CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke with Charis E.Kubrin, professor of criminology, law and society, University of California, Irvine.

The Washington Post, Sept. 29, 2016
Forget Trump’s temperament and Clinton’s stamina. Voters care less and less about candidates’ personalities
Martin Wattenberg, professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: In a new paper, I show that over the last 60 years, presidential candidates’ personal attributes have actually become less important to voters and less correlated with election outcomes. So, what really matters? Policy, group affiliations and ideology.

Entrepreneur, Sept. 29, 2016
What self-driving trucks could mean for your next delivery
Amelia Regan, professor of computer science and transportation systems engineering at the University of California, Irvine, [said]… “Human truckers are paid by the mile, so they inherently drive more quickly than is efficient in terms of fuel economy,” Regan says. “Autonomous platoons may drive more slowly because they’re looking to lower gas usage.”

Daily Pilot, Sept. 28, 2016
Global warming’s impact will grow, UCI study finds
A group of UC Irvine researchers has concluded that global warming’s impact on Earth will be more severe over the next century because the planet’s soil absorbs less atmospheric carbon dioxide than previously thought.

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