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Mobi Health News, Aug. 26, 2019
UC Irvine Medical School gifts Butterfly handheld ultrasounds to its whole class of 2023
Nine years ago, the University of California at Irvine Medical School became the first medical school in the country to equip each of its 104 incoming students with their own iPads. This month, at the same White Coat Ceremony where that announcement was made back in 2010, Dr. Michael J. Stamos, the school’s dean, surprised the class of 2023 with another gift: Butterfly handheld ultrasound devices. The devices are the students’ to keep, and it’s no small investment on the school’s part — each device retails for just under $2,000.

Coin Desk, Aug. 26, 2019
The Faketoshi Circus: Even Bitcoin Can’t Escape the Politics of Money
“Money has historically been a political process, a process through which people or states or some kind of entity consolidates authority over others,” says Bill Maurer, Dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, an anthropologist who has studied the culture and history of money, adding: “So, you have this big paradox with something like bitcoin, where its very idea is that there shouldn’t be any one person or authority in control…”

Mashable, Aug. 27, 2019
The Amazon has a point of no return
“It’s a risk that we don’t want to cross, whether it’s 30, 40, or 80 percent [deforestation]” said Jim Randerson, who studies the human modification of biogeochemcial cycles at the University of California, Irvine. …  “There’s a lot of concern that it might not be possible to reforest the Amazon if we reach a tipping point,” noted Randerson.

The Washington Post, Aug. 26, 2019
Opinion: How do we improve forensics?
Simon A. Cole, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine; National Registry of Exonerations – Easiest reforms: Certification of all examiners and accreditation of all laboratories. … At least then we would have a common set of experts/providers, which are all in some sense responsible to and controlled by some body. … If I were dictator: Get forensic science service providers out of law enforcement agencies! [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 27, 2019
Nursing Master’s Programs With 100% Admit Rates
However, there are some extraordinarily selective nursing master’s programs that received and rejected hundreds of applications, such as the University of California—Irvine, which admitted only 8.8% of the 330 people who sought spots in the fall 2018 entering class.

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