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Richard Arum

Sociologist Richard Arum named dean of UCI’s School of Education

New York University professor will take on new role this summer

The future of higher education

UCI leaders share insights in advance of Feb. 26 symposium

Tackling poverty to fight terrorism

Alumnus uses skills learned at UCI in overseeing nonprofit’s education efforts in rural Africa

Education professor tapped for preschool research

A UCI education professor has been drafted to help investigate why the usual benefits of preschool don’t always carry over to elementary school, especially for students from low-income families. Chancellor’s Professor Carol Connor will receive a $2 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences as part of a five-year national research effort to improve early childhood education. The […]

School of Education gets top marks for prepping teachers

In a newly released study of 800 colleges, UCI’s School of Education was one of only 35 programs recognized for ensuring that future high school teachers effectively master their chosen specialty. The National Council on Teacher Quality analysis was accompanied by a survey that found 32 percent of high school students doubted their teachers’ knowledge of classroom subject matter. A teacher’s topic mastery is “directly correlated with […]

Playing 3-D video games can boost memory formation, UCI study finds

Results suggest novel approaches to maintaining cognition as we age

Bridging the first-generation gap

Mentoring program pairs new students with upperclassmen who also are first in their families to go to college

Anteater Academy graduates

Turning potential into opportunity

Anteater Academy at once-underperforming Santa Ana high school graduates first cohort of college-bound teens. The program is an example of UCI’s outreach to underrepresented students that placed it at the top of The New York Times’ College Access Index of schools that do the most for low-income students. Thirteen recent graduates of the school will attend UCI in the fall.

2-year-olds with larger oral vocabularies enter kindergarten better prepared than their peers

Children with better academic and behavioral functioning when they start kindergarten often have better educational and societal opportunities as they grow up. For instance, children entering kindergarten with higher reading and math achievements are more likely to go to college, own homes, be married and live in higher-income neighborhoods as adults. A new study points to the […]

Women chemists

UCI ranks third for return on investment among public universities

Of the dozens of college surveys that rank thousands of universities across the nation, Money magazine’s recent poll has come the closest to cracking the code that answers the question: Which institutions of higher learning provide the best return on investment. And UCI scores well. It ranked third among public universities, fourth in the “value-added” […]