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Orange County Register, Feb. 12, 2019
UC Irvine most popular UC campus among California high school students applying to college
UC Irvine has become the top choice in the UC system for California high school students. The university announced recently that the 70,540 soon-to-be graduates who applied to the campus for the upcoming fall semester were the most among the nine campuses in the University of California system. “We have very robust outreach efforts,” campus spokesman Tom Vasich said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

CBS2, Feb. 10, 2019 (Video)
Diagnosed With Cancer And Pregnant 6 Years Ago, She Shows Off Miracle Son
Six years ago, Michelle Clark of Fontana found out she was pregnant and had cancer. Doctors were able to save her boy — and she is also now cancer free. Today, she showed Caleb off to the medical staff at the UC Irvine Cancer Center.

MyNewsLA, Feb. 12, 2019
UCI Receives U.S. Dept. of Education Writing Center Grant
UC Irvine has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the federal government to establish the first national research and development program aimed at bolstering writing skills of students from middle school to high school, officials announced Tuesday. … “The WRITE Center will also engage in leadership and outreach activities to provide resources and training for researchers and teachers,” said principal investigator Carol Booth Olson, who is also an education professor and director of the UCI Writing Project.”

NewScientist, Feb. 12, 2019
Smart skin sticker could detect asthma attacks before they happen
The device is made using Shrinky Dinks – plastic sheets that shrink to a fraction of their original size when heated. They are popular among children because they can be coloured and cut into shapes before shrinking. … It could be a useful tool for monitoring people with chronic lung conditions, such as asthma and cystic fibrosis, says Michelle Khine at the University of California, Irvine, who led the team. People will use the device by sticking it to their lower ribs.

BuzzFeed News, Feb. 13, 2019
Another Looming Climate Disaster: Dam Collapses
The results of the new Geophysical Research Letters study suggest that there are at least six other major dams in California that have an even higher potential flood risk than the Oroville Dam did, study author Amir AghaKouchak of the University of California, Irvine, told BuzzFeed News. “The Oroville Dam shows what the chances of these failures look like, and might become the new normal.”

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