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Money, Aug. 13, 2018
These Are the 25 Best Colleges in the U.S. Right Now
The schools that top money’s rankings deliver a superior education at an affordable price, enabling graduates to avoid heavy debt and succeed in the workplace. … 3.  University of California, Irvine ….

Carbon Brief, Aug. 13, 2018
The 2004 lecture that finally convinced David Attenborough about global warming
[Ralph] Cicerone’s lecture was given on 8 November 2004 …. Cicerone, who died in November 2016, was a world-leading atmospheric scientist who, at the time of the 2004 lecture, was the chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, who had recently been nominated to be president of the US National Academy of Science (NAS), a role he went on to fill from 2005-2016. In 2016 when he died, NAS published a statement which summarised his legacy on climate change: “Cicerone is an atmospheric scientist whose research in atmospheric chemistry, climate, and energy has placed him at the forefront in shaping science and environmental policy, both nationally and internationally.”

NBC4, Aug. 13, 2018
UCI Doctors Re-Attach Teen’s Arm After Near Amputation in Laguna Beach Cliff Fall
A 15-year-old boy who nearly lost life and limb after falling down a Laguna Beach cliff on July 18 was discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center Thursday with his right arm reattached after it was almost completely amputated. “This was among one of the worst injuries I’ve seen,” said Dr. Sebastian Schubl, a trauma surgeon at UCI Medical [Center]. It took seven surgeries, some lasting as long as 13 hours, but doctors were able to successfully reattach arteries, veins, muscles, nerves and bones in the arm, Schubl said.

Salon, Aug. 12, 2018
Our smartphones have become social comfort blankets
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, found that, for people put into awkward social situations … having their phones nearby offered them comfort and reduced their brain’s production of the stress hormone alpha amylase. John Hunter, lead author of the study and Ph.D candidate in psychology and social behavior, said: “Our results suggest that the mere presence of a phone, not necessarily actually using it, can buffer against the negative experience and effects of social exclusion. It could be that possessing your phone is a reminder of your support system, symbolically and literally allowing you to connect with others outside your immediate surroundings.”

The New York Times, Aug. 13, 2018
‘Don’t Run This Year.’ The Perils for Republican Women Facing a Flood of Resistance
Ms. [Diane] Harkey told her story of arriving in California as a young girl from Illinois and having to peel onions with the Mexican bracero workers to earn $11 for her first Barbie doll. She went to community college and the University of California-Irvine, working her way up in banking and to become mayor of Dana Point, a wealthy oceanfront enclave. She served six years in the California State Assembly and is now a member of a board that reviews state tax assessments. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

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