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The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 22, 2020
Top Public and Private Colleges in the West
The WSJ/THE rankings are based on 15 factors across four main categories: Forty percent of each school’s overall score comes from student outcomes, including measures of graduate salaries and debt burdens, 30% from the school’s academic resources, 20% from how well it engages its students and 10% from its diversity. … 7. University of California, Irvine; overall national rank: 73. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

Forbes, Jan. 21, 2020
America’s Best Employers For Diversity
As the topic of diversity and inclusion has gained ever greater importance in the business world, Forbes not only added this vertical to its reporting coverage but also partnered with market research firm Statista to highlight America’s best employers for diversity. This year marks our third annual list. … 18. University of California, Irvine.

The New York Times, Jan. 18, 2020
Issues Abound at 4th Women’s March, ‘But It All Ties Into Trump’
David S. Meyer, a sociologist and scholar of protest movements at the University of California, Irvine, said the organizers might have a point. “Everybody wants to tell an apocalyptic story where people turn out in the streets and the world changes,” he said. “Unfortunately, the world is more complicated than that. In real life, social change takes a long time.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

South China Morning Post, Jan. 22, 2020
Hong Kong protests will inspire world even if they fail, history professor writes in book about unrest, the city’s culture and its past
It’s hard to write a definitive book on Hong Kong, particularly now with the city having experienced eight months of street protests – but academic Jeff Wasserstrom has made a good stab at it with Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink. … Wasserstrom, a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, sets out to give readers a condensed history of Hong Kong, his personal observations about the city, explanations of its unique culture and political system, and how the city ended up mired in unrest.

Daily Pilot, Jan. 21, 2020
UC Irvine rings in the Year of the Rat to start local Lunar New Year events
The celebration of the Lunar New Year began early at UC Irvine. … The celebration included a street festival and lion dancers parading down Pereira Drive, an academic discussion on the foods and cultures associated with the holiday, a Disney-sponsored raffle that included Disneyland Resort tickets, artistic demonstrations, interactive workshops and a laser light show. The festivities were presented by the university’s Long U.S.-China Institute in partnership with several other campus departments. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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