Jan. 5 - Ocean ‘disaster’ warning; alumna artist exhibition
Anteater Time Machine: In 1991, Elizabeth Whipple performs a rain dance on campus
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J. Keith Moore, a professor of Earth system science, says global warming could lead to an ocean disaster. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
Climate change could spark ocean ‘disaster,’ UCI scientists say
Warmer seawater is causing a slowdown of deep circulation patterns in the Atlantic and southern oceans, according to Earth system scientists, and if the process continues, the ocean’s ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will be severely limited, further exacerbating global warming.
“Men Seldom Make Passes at Girls Who Wear Glasses” by alumna Alexis Smith is on display in La Jolla. It’s part of the first retrospective of Smith’s work in three decades.
Last call: Museum salutes pioneering alumna artist Alexis Smith
In its wild and sometimes wacky first decade, UCI’s art department played a pivotal role in California’s modern art movement. One of the stars was Alexis Smith, a 1970 graduate who became known for collages that combine offbeat elements—including steering wheels, bowling balls, movie stills and advertising art—into witty, often sardonic statements. A 50-piece exhibition of her work, the first retrospective in 30 years, is in its final weeks at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. The show closes Jan. 29.
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UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Artist invents ‘LOL verifier’
Did you really laugh out loud in response to something funny? Artist Brian Moore says he has created a device that “sits between your keyboard and your computer” and only lets you send the LOL abbreviation if it detects actual laughter.
Men’s basketball home opener vs. Long Beach State
Saturday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Athletics)
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What It’s Like To: Be the Surgeon General of California
Orange Coast, Jan. 5
Cited: Alumna Dr. Diana Ramos, EMBA ’20
Toxic perfectionism almost sabotaged my life — here's how I learned to manage my negative inner thoughts
Insider, Dec. 22
Cited: Jessica Borelli, professor of psychological science
What Makes a Book, Song or Movie Popular?
New Books Network, Dec. 23
Cited: Noah Askin, assistant professor of teaching organization and management
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