March 29, 2023
UCI Digest
Middle Earth glows as Irvine and Tustin light up the evening sky.
Middle Earth glows as Irvine and Tustin light up the evening sky. (Photo: Dennis Melka)


UCI experts on: Social movements

UCI sociology professor Edwin Amenta examines how journalists have reported on hundreds of social movement organizations from the 1900s to the present and the consequences of that coverage. “We discovered that the social movements with the most coverage include some that might be expected, such as the Black rights movement, the women’s rights movement and the environmental movement. But what might be a surprise is that the labor movement was by far the most newsworthy,” says Amenta. Watch this YouTube video to learn more.

Earth system scientists uncover ice age shift

Lead author Patrick Rafter, UCI assistant researcher in Earth system science
The overturning circulation of the Pacific Ocean “flipped” during the last ice age, altering the placement of ancient waters rich in carbon dioxide, according to Earth system scientists at UCI. Researchers suggest that this shift in the 3D churning of the large ocean basin enhanced the sequestration of CO2 in the deep sea, thereby lowering the amount of the greenhouse gas in ice-age Earth’s atmosphere.


UC proposes admission guarantee to all qualified transfer students

The University of California unveiled its first systemwide admission guarantee for qualified transfer student applicants — but access to particular campuses is not assured. To receive the guarantee, community college students would need to complete a newly unified set of general education courses required by both UC and California State University, complete specific coursework needed for UC majors and earn a minimum GPA.


Tweet from Margaret Canady

Future graduate student Margaret Canady tweets her excitement for this next step in her journey.

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Alon Gorodetsky, associate professor, chemical & biomolecular engineering, cited in Ars Technica

Human cells hacked to act like squid skin cells could unlock key to camouflage

Ars Technica, March 28
Cited: Alon Gorodetsky, associate professor, chemical & biomolecular engineering

Daniele Piomelli, director, Center for the Study of Cannabis, cited in Heatlhline

CBD Compounds May Help Reverse Opioid Overdoses

Healthline, March 28
Cited: Daniele Piomelli, director, Center for the Study of Cannabis

Michael Méndez, assistant professor, urban planning & public policy, cited in The Guardian

They grow America’s strawberries. A vicious flood made them climate migrants

The Guardian, March 27
Cited: Michael Méndez, assistant professor, urban planning & public policy


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