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ABC News (AP), Jan. 19, 2018
Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery
Even being separated from their parents, who are now in jail on torture, child abuse and other charges, could be unsettling initially to some of the children, said Jessica Borelli, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology and social behavior at University of California, Irvine. “When we come into this world, our attachment figures are our primary sources of safety and security, no matter how abusive they are,” she said.

The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 22, 2018
What If Children Should Be Spending More Time With Screens?
Parents can offer “extraordinary learning” experiences that weren’t possible before such technology came along, says Mimi Ito, director of the Connected Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine and a cultural anthropologist who has studied how children actually use technology for over two decades. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 22, 2018
Weigh High School Options for Earning College Credit
Don’t take AP exams until you are ready: As an undergraduate student at the University of California—Irvine, [Megan] Ostovarpour capitalized on credit she earned through AP classes. But she stresses that students should only sit for the AP exams they are confident they can do well on and thus earn credit for.

The Washington Post (AP), Jan. 19, 2018
Ed Moses, painter who helped transform Los Angeles into force in modern art, dies at 91
“Ed Moses has been central to the history of art making in Los Angeles for more than half a century,” the Los Angeles County museum’s director, Michael Govan, said during a major exhibition of his drawings in 2015. … Later he would teach at UCLA and the University of California, Irvine, where one of his students was abstract artist Chris Burden, whose stunning “Urban Light” work stands outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 21, 2018
Colorblindness Succeeds in California
Yet there is ample evidence that what actually works to move disadvantaged students up the socioeconomic ladder is the colorblind admissions system in California’s public universities. … The latest college rankings from U.S. News & World Report list UCLA and UC Berkeley as tied for the top public school in the country. Four other UCs (Santa Barbara, Irvine, San Diego and Davis) are among the top dozen. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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