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Money, Feb. 18, 2020
10 Best Colleges in California in 2020
University of California, Irvine [#1]. The best college in California also happens to be the best college in the nation, according to MONEY’s 2019 Best Colleges ranking. … About 85% of UCI freshmen go on to graduate within six years, which MONEY found is about 29% higher than the average for schools with similar student bodies. Another strong point for this school: it’s built a name for itself as a college that promotes accessibility and upward economic mobility. In 2015, the New York Times featured it as “California’s Upward-Mobility Machine,” and it has consistently scored well in MONEY’s college analysis, placing in the top 20 for the past five years.

Daily Pilot, Feb. 18, 2020
Girls get an exercise in engineering during visit to UC Irvine
“This day was the start of an exciting new partnership with UC Irvine, ”[Sandy]  Marshall said. “We will be back on campus this summer for our weekly STEM academies. UC Irvine offers great resources for us, along with many strong female role models in the sciences that young girls can learn from.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

WMC 5, Feb. 19, 2020 (Video)
Best Life: Pacemaker for the bladder
Felicia Lane, [urogynecology professor] at UC Irvine, told Ivanhoe, “Basically we’re reprograming the nerve to the bladder. ”The neurostimulator is surgically implanted in the lower back, near the third sacral nerve root. A small lead wire delivers electrical impulses to the nerves that regulate bladder control. “Our bladder can store our urine or hold our urine longer and we’re not having these involuntary contractions of the bladder that are unwanted,” Lane said.

Good Housekeeping, Feb. 18, 2020
A Beginner’s Guide to CBD: What Is It and How It Works
While most of the vaping-related deaths have been linked to bootleg products containing THC, that doesn’t mean vaping CBD is safe, says Daniele Piomelli, PhD, professor of anatomy and neurobiology at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine and director of the UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis. “The only info we have about CBD is from clinical trials where CBD is given orally,” he says. “And we haven’t studied the materials in the vaping gadgets. What happens after a certain amount of use at a certain temperature? Could those materials leak into what is vaped and inhaled?”

The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 17, 2020 (Book review)
‘Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink’ Review: The Origins of Defiance
As Jeffrey Wasserstrom tells us in his brief and efficiently readable “Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink,” the 2003 protest was “the first in a dramatic series of interrelated but distinctive popular expressions of discontent” that would come to characterize life in the postcolonial city. … Mr. Wasserstrom, [Chancellor’s] Professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, offers a vivid narrative of Hong Kong “on the brink.” He is perhaps strongest when he puts the protests into historical context. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

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