The New York Times, Jan. 18, 2017
America’s great working-class colleges
An Upward Mobility Top 10. Colleges ranked by percent of students from the bottom fifth of the income distribution who end up in the top three-fifths. … 4. University of California, Irvine, 81 percent.
U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 19, 2017
Parent in prison: How to protect the well-being of the child
“We know from research that children who experience incarceration of a parent have more behavioral problems, more mental health problems, more problems in school with their academic achievement and more health problems as well,” says Kristin Turney, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, who’s studied the impact of parent incarceration on children.
The New York Times, Jan. 19, 2017
Big ten universities entering a new realm: E-Sports
In a recognition of the popularity of e-Sports on college campuses, most Big Ten universities will field teams in the multiplayer online game League of Legends and compete in a style resembling conference play, in a partnership with the Big Ten Network. … The Pacific-12 has expressed interest in e-Sports, and several individual colleges have gone further, with the University of California, Irvine, constructing a dedicated e-Sports space in its student union ….
United Press International, Jan. 18, 2017
Deep seafloor valleys found beneath West Antarctic glaciers
“These oceanic features are several hundreds to a thousand meters deeper than what we thought before,” Romain Millan, a graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, said in a news release. “It gives new insight into the future fate of these glaciers and the potential influence of warm ocean water that can melt away ice from below.”
KCRW, Jan. 17, 2017
Tell Trump: Combat climate change
As the inauguration nears, KCRW is asking locals what they’d like to tell Trump before he takes office. For Michael Prather, a professor of Earth system science at UC Irvine, climate change is top of mind. He says that science around climate change is always evolving and although the situation is critical, it’s not too late to do something about it.
Previously “In the News”