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Teens tackle world dilemmas in UCI’s summer APPcamp

Teens tackle world dilemmas in UCI’s summer APPcamp

Middle school students develop mobile apps to address challenges posed by National Academy of Engineering

Chop suey’s next wave

The New York Times and UC’s Global Food Initiative look into the evolution of America’s favorite ethnic food

UCI ranks third for return on investment among public universities

UCI ranks third for return on investment among public universities

Individual majors also score highly in the Money magazine survey

Declawing the ‘tiger mom’

Declawing the ‘tiger mom’

Book co-authored by UCI sociologist debunks idea that Asian American academic achievement is due to unique cultural traits or values

UCI in the News

  • CNBC, Jul 28, 2015 3:04 pm

    China won’t lead us out of this global slowdown: Pro

    Discussing China's economy and the impact it has on global markets with Peter Navarro, professor of economics & public policy at University of California, Irvine, and David Riedel, Riedel Research Group, president & founder.
  • OC Weekly, Jul 28, 2015 3:03 pm

    New report forecasts more jobs, but with crap pay, in OC’s future economy

    A new report released yesterday says Orange County's economy is destined for growth and inequality. More Jobs, Less Opportunity is a joint effort between the UC Irvine Community Labor Project and Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD). It had its big unveiling in the meeting room of Santa Ana Public Library. Academics, community organizers and politicians packed the house, a veritable who's-who of progressive OC.
  • SiriusXM, Jul 28, 2015 3:03 pm

    Jennifer Lee on affirmative action and Asian Americans

    Jennifer Lee is professor of sociology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine also the co-author of The Asian American Achievement Paradox. … You have written why Asian Americans shouldn’t chuck affirmative action out the window ….
  • Bloomberg, Jul 28, 2015 3:03 pm

    A world where man beats machine

    The role of globalization is limited, though, because it’s not only the U.S. where the job market is tightening. Countries including Japan and Germany have seen their workforces top out. Even China faces what Feng Wang, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, calls an “aging tsunami” that eventually will lead to a contraction of its labor supply.
  • Nature, Jul 28, 2015 3:02 pm

    NASA launches mission to Greenland

    Work by Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) participant Eric Rignot, a glaciologist at the University of California, Irvine, underscores the importance of detailed data. Using sonar data from one part of western Greenland, Rignot’s team found that existing maps underestimate the depth of three fjords by several hundred meters. … “With OMG, we are going to reveal the depth of these fjords,” says Rignot.
  • The New York Times, Jul 27, 2015 1:42 pm

    Raising floor for minimum wage pushes economy into the unknown

    Others, like David Neumark, an economist at the University of California, Irvine who has long emphasized the costs of minimum wage increases, argue that it would be far more efficient to help lift people out of poverty using wage subsidies like the earned-income tax credit than to rely on the minimum wage, which frequently helps workers in families whose incomes are already above the poverty level.
  • The Washington Post, Jul 27, 2015 1:41 pm

    Tragedy of ‘golden’ daughter’s fall resonates with Asian immigrant children

    It’s a mistake to take one case and generalize or stereotype, noted Jennifer Lee, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine who specializes in Asian American life in America. And she said, it would be a mistake to attribute Pan’s troubles to “tiger parenting.” … “It’s so easy to blame immigrant parents,” said Lee, who co-authored the recently released book The Asian American Achievement Paradox.
  • Daily Pilot, Jul 27, 2015 1:41 pm

    Apodaca: Educational equality has big economic component

    UC Irvine professor Greg J. Duncan has devoted his career to answering some of the most critical questions facing our society today …. [H]is objective is to expand our understanding of the effects of poverty, particularly on children, and to identify effective ways to tackle educational inequality and create economic opportunity for those from deprived backgrounds.
  • The Boston Globe, Jul 27, 2015 1:37 pm

    Could small tweaks reap big rewards in math education?

    Drew Bailey, a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine School of Education, has written about what he calls “fade out,” or the tendency of math interventions to generate temporary bumps in achievement, which disappear over time.
  • NBC News, Jul 27, 2015 1:36 pm

    ‘Eye of the Storm': Undocumented dreamers head to battleground states

    [Bo] Daraphant, 19, was saved by two California laws, a version of the Dream Act which allowed financial aid, plus AB540 which cut fees to help international students attend California's public universities. It coincidentally benefitted the undocumented, including Daraphan, who is now a student at the University of California, Irvine. … For Daraphant, the life he wants means helping others through his activism and his art.
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