UCI News

U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 3, 2015
2016 Best colleges preview: Top 10 public universities
These 10 schools … are the highest-ranking top public schools among those in the National Universities category. … University of California, Irvine.

The Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 2, 2015
Increasingly, droughts and heat waves are happening at the same time
California’s four-year drought is a case in point, says Amir AghaKouchak, a civil engineer at the University of California, Irvine and the new study’s senior author. Looking only at 2014 and using precipitation as the indicator, “it is a serious drought, but it is not that extreme,” he says.

The Washington Post, Sept. 3, 2015
Low-wage workers are about to get some of the biggest raises they’ve ever seen
Some economists, most notably David Neumark of the University of California, Irvine, believe that they will kill jobs for wage earners, and that there are more productive ways to boost the incomes of America’s poorest.

Orange County Register, Sept. 2, 2015
Irvine police chief prepares to pass baton to new leader
Within two months, Chief David Maggard Jr. plans to hand over control of the department to Deputy Chief Mike Hamel, a 20-year veteran of the department. … It was an internship during college that introduced Hamel to the Irvine police. While an undergraduate at UC Irvine, his time in the department’s crime analysis unit and as a community service officer at the university sparked his interest in a career in law enforcement.

Science, Sept. 2, 2015
Feature: Saving Iran’s great salt lake
Some Iranian officials have tended to blame the weather – droughts and rising temperatures. But others concede that policy has had a major impact. Water management in the basin “has played the central role in the lake’s demise,” says Soroosh Sorooshian, director of the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing at the University of California, Irvine.

Daily Pilot, Sept. 2, 2015
You’ve only got 10 minutes: Can you put on a musical? They did, in contest performances at UCI
The winners of a national musical-writing competition for college and high school students were declared Aug. 29 after the six student finalists debuted their shows at UC Irvine.