Sierra Magazine, Aug. 27, 2018
The Top 20 Coolest Schools 2018
Tie #1 – University of California, Irvine. In its ninth year among Sierra’s 10 coolest colleges, UCI leapt seven spots—thanks in part to net-zero-emission housing construction and a pioneering power-to-gas hydrogen-pipeline injection project in which solar power generated on campus is converted into hydrogen and inserted into the Anteaters’ gas supply, creating a partially decarbonizing effect. Last year, undergrads in the College of Sustainability compiled a climate-friendly cookbook, and other students developed a program to encourage broader bicycle use.
Reuters, Aug. 27, 2018
U.S. court says North Carolina gerrymander is illegal, seeks new congressional map
“North Carolina’s gerrymandering was one of the most brazen in the nation, where state legislative leaders proudly pronounced it a partisan gerrymander,” Rick Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, wrote on his election law blog.
Education Dive, Aug. 27, 2018
Higher ed administrators can better serve adult learners — here’s how
Constance Iloh, assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine, echoes that sentiment. Writing in the Journal of Student Affairs, she explains that many colleges have “struggled to adapt to this changing student marketplace, often finding themselves burdened by traditions and practices that prove ill-suited for older students.”
The Guardian, Aug. 27, 2018
‘Apocalyptic threat’: dire climate report raises fears for California’s future
The “apocalyptic threat” the governor described would present itself in myriad ways in a state prone to extreme weather events like drought and wildfires, said Amir AghaKouchak, an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, and a researcher who contributed to the assessment.
Chicago Magazine, Aug. 28, 2018
From Busking in the Loop to World-Renowned Jazz Flutist
Nicole Mitchell may very well be the greatest jazz flutist alive. … Things are a bit different for Mitchell these days. The 51-year-old has a sweet gig teaching music at the University of California, Irvine. She is coming off two widely praised albums last year and a prestigious residency at New York City’s Winter Jazzfest.
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