UCI News

Orange County Register, Aug. 15, 2018
UCI is using treated, recycled water to cool down 65 of its buildings
The projected water-use savings would put UCI well ahead a system-wide goal set forth by the University of California to cut water use by 36 percent by 2025 and near the campus’ own target of a 50 percent reduction by the same year, said Richard Demerjian, the assistant vice chancellor of office environmental planning and sustainability. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Teen Vogue, Aug. 13, 2018
Money Releases 2018 Best U.S. Colleges Rankings
The publication based its rankings on three main measures: “educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.” … 3. University of California-Irvine.

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 13, 2018
Mynd Analytics Matches Seniors With Telehealth
The University of California Irvine and the UCI Health System recently opened the UCI Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine. “Our goal is to empower health care providers, researchers and patients through the use of artificial intelligence in health-care,” said Peter Chang, neuroradiologist in the medical school’s department of radiological sciences. He and fellow Daniel Chow led the initiative. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

California Healthline, Aug. 15, 2018
Financial Ties That Bind: Studies Often Fall Short On Conflict-Of-Interest Disclosures
[Dr. Mehraneh] Jafari, a surgeon at the University of California-Irvine, said the disclosures aren’t necessarily omitted in bad faith, but standards for disclosure vary from one conference or publication to another. “It’s not necessarily because surgeons are trying to hide conflicts of interest, but because the system is broken,” she added. “People don’t understand what the rules are and there’s no one clearing it up.” It’s a problem because even the appearance of conflict can cast doubt on research, she said.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Aug. 10, 2018
Online Platform Helps Students with Hiring Process in STEM Field
Dr. Michael Dennin, the vice provost of teaching and learning and the division of undergraduate education dean at the University of California, Irvine, said HiCounselor could be a beneficial resource in providing awareness about STEM jobs for students. “For many of our students, especially the first in their family to attend college, they do not understand the wide range of professions a STEM degree can lead to,” said Dennin. “Having the ability to access people in a broad set of jobs is a real positive.”

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