UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 7, 2019
Trump Tax Law Spurs Job Creation…for Tax Lawyers and Accountants
The University of California, Irvine, is starting a graduate tax program at its law school this fall. The first students will graduate in 2020 into what should still be a strong job market. “This is really a candidate’s market now, I think. They can negotiate,” said Omri Marian, the program’s director. “It’s pretty logical to assume that this is [due to] the new tax law. It just generates so much work for lawyers.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

THE Journal, Feb. 7, 2019
IES Funds Rural Education, Secondary Writing Research
The WRITE (Writing Research to Improve Teaching and Evaluation) Center at UC Irvine will conduct focused research on how to improve the writing skills of high school students, by identifying features of high-quality student writing and creating opportunities for professional development for teachers. The WRITE Center received a five-year, $5 million grant from IES.

OC Weekly, Feb. 7, 2019
The Irvine Connection [A Clockwork Orange]
Orange County’s largest public university, UC Irvine, just announced the 70,540 applications from aspiring in-state freshman for fall registrations were more than what was received by the other eight University of California campuses—a first for UCI, which, speaking of firsts, was also the top choice among low-income families, underrepresented groups and first-generation families.

Quartz, Feb. 6, 2019
Surprise, there’s a six-mile hole under Antarctica
“This is the ocean eating away at the ice,” Eric Rignot, one of the authors of the study and a professor of Earth system science at the University of California-Irvine, told the New York Times. “It’s a direct impact of climate change on the glacier.”

Forbes, Feb. 4, 2019
This Startup Is Creating A Real-Time Data Map Of The Global Economy. BlackRock And PayPal Are Buying It
Enigma is the brainchild of Hicham Oudghiri and Marc DaCosta …. Oudghiri and DaCosta’s journey into the field of data mining began after the financial crisis of 2008. DaCosta was doing graduate work in the cultural anthropology of data at the University of California, Irvine, while Oudghiri was managing renewable-energy projects for BCME Bank in Casablanca, Morocco. Both were curious about explaining the world in light of the global disruptions going on. … Forbes estimates Enigma’s valuation is $750 million ….

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