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Newsweek, April, 3, 2019
World’s Best Hospitals 2019
Newsweek has spent the better part of nine decades covering every aspect of health care, and we are committed to helping our readers make sense of the changes sweeping this industry. As part of that commitment, we partnered with Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data company, to develop a groundbreaking ranking of the world’s best hospitals. One thousand hospitals were selected based on recommendations from medical professionals, patient survey results and medical performance indicators. … The hospitals on this list are at the forefront of adapting to these new challenges while providing top-notch patient care. … 145. UC Irvine Medical Center ….

Daily Pilot, April 3, 2019
Believing virtual reality is a promising tool for learning languages, companies, colleges invest
Mark Warschauer, the director of UC Irvine’s Digital Learning Lab who founded the journal Language Learning and Technology in 1997, says studies show that effective language learning involves a combination of structured instruction and immersive practice. … “It’s the opportunity for immersive practice, which is the most challenging to deliver,” he says. “We already know one of the best ways to learn language is to study abroad, but technology can provide simulated opportunities at a lower cost and a greater reach to more people.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Irvine Community News & Views, April 4, 2019
UCI Competes in Cool Campus Challenge
Throughout April, UCI will battle other University of California institutions in the 2019 Cool Campus Challenge, a contest to see which location can do the most to reduce its carbon footprint and spread the word about the importance of going carbon neutral. … Students, faculty and staff work as a team, earning points for actions they take throughout the month.  The campus with the most points and greatest percent of participation at the end of the competition on April 26th will be crowned the Coolest UC Campus.

Reuters, April 4, 2019
Dozens of clinics market risky cell therapies to treat eye disorders
“The proprietors have taken considerable pains to push the boundaries of the guidelines, and in some cases misrepresented registered studies as ‘government approved’ studies, thereby effectively gaming the system,” said Dr. Henry Klassen, professor at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine, who wasn’t involved in the study.

Hyperallergic, April, 3, 2019
Thinking About Information Technology as an Evolution in Language
Spectacular Grammar is an exhibition and series of workshops organized by artist, curator, and Hyperallergic contributor Renée Reizman for her MFA thesis that explores how information technology is not just a means of communication, but an evolution in language. This Saturday, Reizman has put together a free, day-long symposium to explore in greater depth the ideas raised in the exhibition. … When: Saturday, April 6, 9am–6pm. Where: Room Gallery, University of California, Irvine (712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, California).

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