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Los Angeles Times, Feb. 24, 2022
UC smashes record for first-year fall applications, with gains in most racial groups
UC Irvine, for instance, has received applications from 57 of California’s 58 counties, the broadest geographical representation ever. … UC Irvine and UC San Diego both saw first-year applications increase by more than 10% over last year and drew the most Californians after UCLA. Irvine also had the largest number of California first-generation students and Asian American applicants. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Forbes, Feb. 24, 2022 (Senior contributor)
Will Student Loans Be Forgiven In 2022? Experts Say No
There are still those who believe the concept of student loans forgiveness will eventually win the favor or a larger swath of Congress. Jeanne Scheper, who is the Associate Professor & Chair [of gender and sexuality studies] for University of California, Irvine’s School of Humanities, says that forgiveness must be on its way because borrowers have been helping other borrowers, and because there is a growing national awareness of the impact of student loan debt on people’s lives and futures.

EdSource, Feb. 24, 2022 (Video)
The transfer maze: How to streamline transferring into CSU and UC
Dale Leaman, executive director of the office of undergraduate admissions for UC Irvine, noted that UC Transfer Admission Guarantee enables students with a certain GPA who meet certain requirements to have admission guaranteed.

KFI (City News Service), Feb. 19, 2022
UCI Doctor Prescribes Continued Precautions for COVID-19
Dr. Jose Mayorga, executive director of the UC Irvine Family Health Centers, told City News Service that the rising death toll statistics should give anyone who thinks the pandemic is over some pause. “It’s still a pandemic,” Mayorga said. … He also encouraged the continued usage of face coverings for students and implored parents to get their children inoculated. …   The Omicron variant was a game-changer for children as it made the virus more contagious and has led to more serious health impacts on them, Mayorga pointed out.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Feb. 18, 2022
U of California, Irvine opens AI-powered institute for precision health
The University of California, Irvine and its academic health system launched a technology-driven institute for precision health that combines the university’s expertise in health sciences, artificial intelligence, machine learning, engineering, clinical genomics and data science. The institute aims to develop approaches to conditions that lack successful treatments and address the linked issues of health equity and the high cost of healthcare, according to a Feb. 15 news release from the university.

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