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The Weekly Standard, Aug. 31, 2017
Middling But Costly Colleges are Scrambling
But the real factor in determining a yield rate is what other schools a student might be considering, and here schools like UC Irvine—public universities that offer students a decent education at a lower cost—are increasingly at an advantage. According to College Scorecard, a website developed by the Department of Education, students at UC Irvine are paying an average of $12,771 a year in tuition, well below the national average of $16,127. Meanwhile, graduates earn an average starting salary of $54,500, well above the national average of $33,500. This is what we call more bang for the buck.

Orange Coast Magazine, Sept. 2017
Four Orange County Institutions Take Part in The Getty’s Second Pacific Standard Time
Laguna Art Museum and UC Irvine received funding from the Getty Foundation, which distributed more than $16 million in planning and research grants for the massive initiative. … Gilbert Luján is the subject of UC Irvine’s “Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert ‘Magu’ Luján” (Oct. 7 to Dec. 16). The University Art Gallery show will include more than 150 paintings, drawings, and other objects by the UC Irvine MFA graduate ….

KPCC, Aug. 30, 2017
If DACA is rescinded, what can local government do to protect Dreamers? Not much
To benefit from these policies, one must be arrested first, says Louis DeSipio, a political scientist at University of California, Irvine. Most so-called “sanctuary” law enforcement policies are geared toward those who wind up in the custody of local police, he said.

National Geographic, Aug. 31, 2017
How humans are shaping our own evolution
A third researcher, Anthony James of the University of California, Irvine, has inserted genes in the Anopheles mosquito that prevent it from carrying the malaria parasite.

PolitiFact, Aug. 30, 2017
Gaetz misleads in claim about immigrants, crime
The commission’s data is “a very small subset,” and most of the serious, violent crime convictions happen at the state level, said Charis E. Kubrin, a professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California-Irvine, who recently examined 51 studies on the relationship between immigration and crime, mainly finding no correlation. “It is misleading to make assumptions, to make inferences (based on the commission’s report) because it’s such unique data,” Kubrin said.

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