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ESPN, Jan. 30, 2019
ESPN College League of Legends Week 3 rankings
University of California-Irvine remains atop the ESPN College League of Legends Coaches Poll following the first round of the Swiss bracket in the North, South, East and West regions.

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 30, 2019
United and American airlines try to outdo each other on entertainment
“That’s just the way competition works in an industry like this,” said Jan K. Brueckner, a UC Irvine economics professor, who noted that adding such extras doesn’t cost much for those airlines that already have the seat-back screens and onboard Wi-Fi installed. … “When one guy starts competing on quality, another guy competes and soon everyone has it,” he said of the upgraded entertainment.

NASA, Jan. 30, 2019
Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay
“We have suspected for years that Thwaites was not tightly attached to the bedrock beneath it,” said Eric Rignot of the University of California, Irvine, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Rignot is a co-author of the new study, which was published today in Science Advances. “Thanks to a new generation of satellites, we can finally see the detail,” he said.

EAB, Jan. 31, 2019
29 schools named among Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity
Here are the 27 higher education institutions and two K-12 schools that made the list: … 7. University of California, Irvine …. Two institutions—Kent State University and University of California, Irvine—ranked in the top ten employers for diversity.

The Fix, Jan. 30, 2019
Are Drug-Related Crime Rates Lower In Affluent Neighborhoods?
The study, written by Christopher Contreras, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California Irvine (UCI), and John R. Hipp, a professor in UCI’s Departments of Criminology, Law & Society and Urban Planning and Public Policy, was published in Justice Quarterly.

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