UCI News

Bloomberg, Jan. 12, 2016
Bill Gross gives $40 million to create UC Irvine nursing school
Bill Gross, the billionaire bond manager, is donating $40 million to establish a nursing school at the University of California at Irvine, bringing total philanthropic donations by him and his wife, Sue Gross, to almost $800 million.

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 11, 2016
UC schools receive record number of applications, topped by UCLA and UC San Diego
The number of out-of-state applicants grew by nearly 11 percent, and applications from international students increased nearly the same percentage. Four campuses − Irvine, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Davis − saw applications from international students rise more than 20 percent. …  A look at the number of applicants per campus: … Irvine: 2015, 88,792; 2016, 97,759, Increase: 10.1 percent.

Psychology Today, Jan. 11, 2016
7 ways to trump brain games
Exercise has been cited by several researchers, including those at UC Irvine, as being the number one factor in sustaining brain health and the ability to make new neurons in an aging brain. Being active helps to support formation of new neural and vascular connections, as well as improve attention, reasoning, and components of memory.

Orange County Register, Jan. 11, 2016
Number of UC system’s applicants surges – again
UC Irvine’s applications grew by 10 percent, with 98,000 applicants for some 8,700 freshmen and transfer spots. UCI spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon attributes a growing interest in UC schools to their academics and successes. … “It’s a well thought of university system, and the costs have remained flat for another year. The UC is a good educational value,” Lawhon said.

Fablab, Jan. 9, 2016
Xploration Earth 2050
We are discussing stories that are making positive changes for the planet, and what better place to do it than here at The Cove, at UC Irvine, which is a hub for innovation. That’s right Carrie, it’s so cool to be here and today we’re going to talk about a big issue, the water crisis. Now why it may seem that this isn’t a huge issue, you know you use water every day, you turn on your faucet, water comes out. But, globally, 1.2 billion people live in areas with inadequate water. By 2025, two-thirds of the world will live under conditions of water scarcity.

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