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Forbes, April 24, 2019
America’s Best Value Colleges 2019
The Forbes Best Value Colleges ranking is focused on that human angle. Most students and their families are interested in value over prestige. … #3. University of California, Irvine.

Daily Pilot, April 24, 2019
Around Town: Forbes names UC Irvine best value among nation’s public universities
Forbes magazine has named UC Irvine No. 1 for value among public universities nationwide. … “I am delighted that Forbes has reaffirmed our mission of educating California’s brightest students, regardless of their circumstances or background,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a statement. “We feel privileged to enable and empower our students to pursue their own American dream of a productive and satisfying life.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, April 25, 2019
Is the Immediate Playback of Events Changing Children’s Memories?
Elizabeth Loftus, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies memory, explained: “Experiencing gives you a ‘first’ person perspective. You see others while you act. Watching gives you a ‘third’ person perspective. You learn something about how others see you. I’d say this would ‘add’ to the memory … which in a sense is a kind of reshaping.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

NBC News, April 24, 2019
Greenland ice sheet is now shrinking so fast that it’s ‘a bit scary’
Greenland’s ice sheet is melting six times faster than it was in the 1980s. And all that meltwater is directly raising sea levels. … “When you look at several decades, it is best to sit back in your chair before looking at the results, because it is a bit scary to see how fast it is changing,” University of California, Irvine, glaciologist Eric Rignot, a co-author of the study, said in a statement.

Parenting OC, April 24, 2019
Autism and Fanfiction
“We expected to find that fanfiction authors with autism … would write about autism in ways that challenged pervasive stereotypes about neurological difference that are often found in popular media,” said Rebecca W. Black, UCI associate professor of informatics …. Added study co-author Jonathan Alexander, who is a UCI chancellor’s professor of English, “I think that young people finding ways to express and explore issues through writing, and creative writing such as fanfiction, can help them develop capacities to think critically, build empathy and understand their world better.”

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