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Value Walk, July 1, 2019
Top 10 Best Value Colleges In The US That Offer Best Bang For The Buck
3- University of California, Irvine: Third institution from the University of California system to appear among the ten best value colleges in the country. UC Irvine offers 216 undergraduate and graduate programs. The average annual cost is $61,872 and the average financial aid is $18,506. … It’s one of the Public Ivies, meaning public universities that provide a quality of education on par with the Ivy League universities.

National Geographic, July 1, 2019
We have too many fossil-fuel power plants to meet climate goals
“Our study is dead simple,” said Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine, a co-author of the paper published in Nature. “We wanted to know what happens if we don’t build any more fossil-fuel-burning stuff as of 2018. … “We’re hoping this study paints a clear picture of what’s required to meet the Paris climate targets,” said Davis. “The decisions made every day involving any new fossil fuel infrastructure are super important.”

The Conversation, June 28, 2019
I went on a Voodoo pilgrimage in Haiti
Guilberly Louissaint, an anthropology Ph.D student at the University of California, Irvine writes, “In July, hundreds of pilgrims will make their way to an isolated town in the northwest of Haiti, called Anse-à-Foleur or Ansafolè. The journey celebrates a black saint known as Gran’n Sainte Anne Charitable in her European Catholic form and Ti Saint Anne in Voodoo form. Voodoo, known as “Vodou” in Haiti, is a spirit-based religion. Its followers believe saints carry miraculous powers. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Tech Crunch, June 29, 2019
Researchers developed a sensing system to constantly track the performance of workers
The team, led by Dartmouth University, included researchers from University of Notre Dame … University of California, Irvine  have come up with a mobile-sensing system that can track and rate the performance of workers by combining a smartphone, fitness bracelets and a custom app. The mobile-sensing system, as the researchers call it, is able to classify high and low performers.

Essence, May 16, 2019
10 Books We’re Dying To Toss Into Our Summer Totes
Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. Sabrina Strings, [UCI Sociology Assistant Professor] reminds us that race is inextricably linked to our national standards of femininity in this must-read. Beginning with the inhumane objectification of women like Sara Baartman and continuing all the way to the viciousness of Twitter trolls, she claims that fat phobia is less about health and more about control.

Previously “In the News”