UCI News

MSN (24/7 Wall St), Aug. 8, 2021
America’s Top Public Universities
26. University of California, Irvine
> Location: Irvine, CA
> Undergraduate enrollment: 30,382
> Avg. net price: $15,268
> Admission rate: 26.5%
> Avg. earnings 10 years after entry: $65,800
University of California, Irvine ranks as one of the top public schools in the nation in part because it is also one of the most selective. With an admission rate of just 26.5%, the school can admit students who have proven they can excel in an academic setting. The typical admission rate across all colleges is more than twice as high, at 56.7%. [Slide 7/32]

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 9, 2021
UCI Makes Strides with New Developments
The University of California, Irvine, has hit one milestone for the development of a new 9-acre healthcare-focused college on its local campus, while it moves closer to kicking off construction for a new hospital and other facilities on a portion of a nearly 200-acre parcel it owns near the Irvine and Newport Beach city lines. The school in late July held a topping-off ceremony for the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, one of the larger developments underway in Orange County. … Early stage construction appears close to kicking off at the $1 billion UCI Medical Center Irvine-Newport. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Voice of OC, Aug. 3, 2021
Voice of OC Public Town Hall: Get Your COVID-19 Questions Answered by Public Health Experts
Voice of OC continues to connect residents and public health experts on the latest pressing issues around coronavirus. … The upcoming public town hall will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9 on our Facebook page (RSVP NOW) or on our website. … Guests include:

KCBS-2, Aug. 7, 2021
Orange County’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Keep Climbing
Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, called the county’s hospitalization numbers “amazing. And the percentage positive is up again, so I’m expecting more of this (in) this coming week,” he said, in recommending that everyone, including the fully vaccinated, wear a face covering when indoors at businesses or offices. Health officials have attributed the surge to the highly contagious Delta variant, particularly among unvaccinated people.

The Orange County Register, Aug. 2, 2021
Scientists debate how and if animals talk to us – even if we understand them just fine
Nora Bradford, UCI PhD student in cognitive science, writes, “Scroll through social media enough and you’ll come across an Instagram-famous dog named Stella. Why is she famous? Well, Stella’s owner, Christina Hunger, is a speech language pathologist and wondered whether she could teach her dog to talk.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

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