UCI News

Forbes, Jan. 3, 2017
30 under 30
Assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine, Timothy Downing’s research demonstrates how extracellular signals can influence the final fate of cells. His discoveries have larger implications in the field of biomedical engineering, including regenerative medicine.

Locale Magazine, Jan. 25, 2017
UCI’s Hyperloop team, HyperXite, gears up for the big weekend
University of California, Irvine’s team HyperXite, was one of the top five award winners among the 30 that moved forward. We had the opportunity to look into their progress in October 2016 and hear what they were most excited for in the months to come from team captain Patricio Guerrero.

Education World, Jan. 25, 2017
Professional development helps teachers improve students’ writing skills
“On average, students of the Pathway teacher group showed moderate improvement from pre-test to post-test the first year, and students in the second-year Pathway group showed high improvement,” said Carol Booth Olson, professor of education, creator of the Pathway Project and director of the UCI Writing Project as well as lead author of the study, according to Science Daily.

Scientific American, Jan. 1, 2017
When can you leave a child unattended?
Cognitive psychologist Barbara Sarnecka of the University of California, Irvine, wondered if moral judgment, rather than rational concern, may play a part in the American attitude toward briefly leaving a child alone-a social norm that is not universally shared around the globe.

Orange County Register, Jan. 24, 2017
UCI launches Master of Finance program
UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business has launched a Master of Finance program. The new program will begin in the fall …. “Job projection statistics reveal a positive trend in finance-related jobs with growth at both the state and national levels,” Jon Kaplan, interim director of the Master of Finance and assistant dean of the Full-Time MBA program at the Merage School, said in a statement.

Orange County Register, Jan. 24, 2017
A night to remember behind the scenes with the Clippers
Editor’s note: Caitlin Antonios earned the right to be Clippers Beat Writer for a Day in an essay contest co-sponsored by Southern California News Group and the Clippers. This is her report on the experience: … I was escorted to the media room ….  It looked remarkably similar to the newsroom I spend so much time in at UC Irvine, where the official campus newspaper, The New University is produced.

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