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ABC10 News, Aug. 18, 2020 (Video)
University with years of online education experience sharing knowledge with others
It’s not always what you teach, but rather how you teach. And at the University of California, Irvine, lecturer Thomas Eppel, Ph.D. is helping educate others for the digitally driven world. “I spend more time, or at least as much time, teaching online as I do in a traditional face-to-face format,” he said. Eppel is talking about UCI’s Digital Learning Lab at the Paul Merage School of Business, a full-on production studio designed for remote learning which was built before COVID-19 forced campuses to close.

Nature, Aug. 17, 2020
Millions of students are returning to US universities in a vast unplanned pandemic experiment
At the University of California, Irvine, campus managers will keep an eye on how crowded buildings are, using a system that has been under development for years with a grant from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. As students’ phones and laptops search for Wi-Fi signals in buildings, they generate ‘probe events’ that will be used to estimate how many people are in each area.

Daily Pilot, Aug. 17, 2020
For a trio of doctoral students at UC Irvine, work, pharmacology and research is all in the family
Around UC Irvine, Lamees, 26, Wedad, 25, and Sammy Alhassen, 23, are known as the “three siblings,” and they not only share an on-campus apartment but also an interest in pharmacology, the subject of each students’ doctorate. “We come from a really big family. We are a total of eight, and for my dad, education has always been really, really important for him and that’s kind of the reason why, for us, we moved onto wanting to do a PhD,” Lamees said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 17, 2020 (Audio)
Why do Americans think more immigration means more crime? (audio)
The findings, over decades, are clear: Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans. Yet 42% of Americans still say immigration is making crime worse in the United States, according to a 2019 Gallup Poll. “It’s very frustrating, because as much data as we have, the gap between perception and reality stays pretty firmly established,” says Charis Kubrin, a professor at the University of California, Irvine.

Katie’s Book Shelf, Aug. 2020
Wake-Up Call with Katie Couric
Welcome to my bookshelf! I’ve compiled the books I’m reading (plus some of my all-time faves) plus all the amazing books we’ve recommended in my daily newsletter, Wake-Up Call. I’ve also had my team at Katie Couric Media share the books they’re currently loving. … Wake up call recommendations: Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink, [UCI Chancellor’s Professor of history] Jeffrey Wasserstrom ….

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