UCI News

Daily Pilot, April 10, 2018
UCI ranks fourth among America’s best value colleges
UC Irvine ranked fourth in the America’s Best Value Colleges Survey released Tuesday by Forbes, jumping from eighth place last year. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, April 10, 2018
Donald McKayle, 87, Broadway and Modern Dance Choreographer, Dies
He was a professor of dance at the University of California, Irvine, for almost 30 years. … Mr. McKayle’s career spanned seven decades. His last work, “Crossing the Rubicon: Passing the Point of No Return,” addressed the plight of immigrants and was performed last year by the Etude Ensemble at the University of California, Irvine. Although he formally retired from the university in 2010, he continued to teach and to work with the ensemble. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Outside, April 10, 2018
Tested: The North Face’s Butt-Slimming Tights
[The North Face] learned its tricks from the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. There, researchers specialize in understanding how our eyes process visual information. Colors, shapes, and patterns can all influence how we perceive an object. Hoping to translate those insights into its apparel, VF Corporation (the parent company of The North Face, Lee Jeans, Smartwool, and other brands) asked UC Irvine scientists to investigate how various apparel designs might influence our perception of our bodies.

PsychCentral, April 11, 2018
Not Letting Go of Stress Can Impact Health a Decade Later
New research discovers it is important to learn how to keep stress from lingering and carrying over to the next day. … Psychological scientist Kate Leger, a doctoral student at the University of California, Irvine, said, “Our research shows that negative emotions that linger after even minor, daily stressors have important implications for our long-term physical health.”

Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2018
Orange County is making the same hapless mistakes on homelessness that L.A. did a decade ago
In fact, homeless people in Orange County, for the most part, are not “strangers” who migrated there from another part of the world. A 2017 UC Irvine study, commissioned by Orange County United Way, found that 68% of homeless people had lived in the county for 10 years or longer. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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