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Orange County Register, April 24, 2017
Samueli Foundation donates $30 million to UCI for new science, engineering building
Henry and Susan Samueli, through their foundation, have donated $30 million more to UC Irvine to help build a state-of-the-art science and engineering building that will produce large-scale innovative research, university officials announced Monday, April 24. … “In our strategic plan, we promised growth that makes a difference, and we recommitted ourselves to engaging in the kind of innovative research that could drive regional entrepreneurship and economic development,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a statement.

Orange County Business Journal, April 24, 2017
UCI Gets $1M for Rocketry
University of California-Irvine got a $1 million grant from Base 11, a nonprofit workforce development and entrepreneur accelerator in Costa Mesa focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

Nautilus, April 24, 2017
Is Quantum Theory About Reality or What We Know?
James Owen Weatherall, professor of logic and philosophy of science at U.C. Irvine, [writes]: Physicists know how to use quantum theory-your phone and computer give plenty of evidence of that. But knowing how to use it is a far cry from fully understanding the world the theory describes-or even what the various mathematical devices scientists use in the theory are supposed to mean. One such mathematical object, whose status physicists have long debated, is known as the quantum state.

Zocalo Public Square, April 25, 2017
Why the Census Must Frame the Right Questions on Race and National Origin
Jennifer Lee, Chancellor’s Fellow and professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Since its inception in 1790, the U.S. Census has aimed to count every living person in the country, and the stakes are high. The results of the census determine the allocation of hundreds of billions of federal dollars, which affect every slice of American life.

Marketwatch, April 25, 2017
These students lack enough data to make informed choices about their major
“Students, totally unsurprisingly are relatively unsure about labor market outcomes, so they don’t weigh that as strongly in their decision,” said Rachel Baker, a professor of education at the University of California-Irvine and one of the authors of the study. Instead, they placed more stock in things like their expected grades and enjoyment of a major when choosing a field to study, the research found.

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