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Forbes, April 26, 2017
Best Value Colleges 2017: 300 Schools Worth The Investment
The FORBES 2017 Best Value College ranking indexes 300 schools that deliver the best bang for the tuition buck based on tuition costs, school quality, post-grad earnings, student debt and graduation success. The top 10 include …  U.C. Irvine (No. 8) ….

Scientific American, April 26, 2017
India’s Energy Landscape Is Rapidly Changing
But the possibility that all the plants currently in the pipeline will be built cannot be ruled out, warned Steven Davis, co-author of the paper and an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine. “I’m skeptical that they will be able to completely halt coal power plant construction for the next decade,” he said.

Futurism, April 25, 2017
A New Technique Transforms Human Skin Into Brain Cells
In their study, which was published in the journal Neuron, the researchers found a way to transform human skin cells into stem cells and program them into microglial cells. … Micgrolia are instrumental in neural network development and maintenance, explained researcher Mathew Blurton Jones, from UCI’s Department of Neurobiology & Behavior.

Education Week, April 25, 2017
Preschool Teachers Get a Boost in Teaching Early Math
A frequently cited 2007 study, “School Readiness and Later Achievement,” analyzed several large national and international data sets that tracked children’s academic achievement. Led by University of California, Irvine Professor Greg J. Duncan, the researchers found that early-math skills, followed by reading skills and then attention skills, were powerful predictors of later learning.

Calmatters, April 25, 2017
California submerging: Rising seas are claiming its famed coast faster than scientists imagined
Brett Sanders, a civil and environmental engineer at UC Irvine, is using a grant from the National Science Foundation to help inform communities along the California and northern Mexican coast about the risk of rising waters. Most people are thrilled that they’ve managed to fulfill a dream of living near the beach, Sanders said, and are unaware of what they should do to protect themselves. “We have done a bad job of mapping flood risk. It’s awful,” Sanders said.

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