UCI News

WBUR, Sept. 30, 2015
New trends in American immigration
Guests: … Jennifer Lee, professor of sociology in the University of California, Irvine’s School of Social Sciences. Co-author of The Asian-American Achievement Paradox and The Diversity Paradox.

Orange County Register, Sept. 30, 2015
Fire season on the horizon: Santa Anas fan flames that are more dangerous than summer blazes, study says
Heavy economic damage could be averted, according to Jim Randerson, a professor of Earth system science at UC Irvine and a co-author on the paper. “We can’t keep increasing new exposure with new developments in high-risk, high-wildfire corridors,” Randerson said. “There needs to be a greater commitment to planning to limit our exposure.”

KTLA 5, Sept. 30, 2015
Researchers are expecting an explosive fire season in Southern California
A recent study out of UC Irvine found that Santa Ana winds have caused almost 10 times more economic damage than fires not related to Santa Ana winds. They also say historically, there are more fatalities and more destroyed or damaged structures in fires related to the winds.

San Jose Mercury News, Sept. 30, 2015
Facebook seeks to conquer the workplace
“People will be more careful about what they post because they know it’s going to be surveilled. There’s also probably a fear by some people that you don’t want to use Facebook too much in the workplace because you’ll be perceived as not doing your job,” said Gloria Mark, an informatics professor at UC Irvine.

Miami Herald, Sept. 29, 2015
Gore: Florida climate crisis mired in politics
Gore’s climate session …. Topics covered the latest climate science, media coverage and solar energy. Among the speakers were University of California, Irvine glaciologist Eric Rignot, one of the first scientists to report ice in Greenland and Antarctica melting faster than expected ….