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USA Today, July 16, 2019
Is college worth it? Here are the top 50 schools that pay off the most
15.University of California, Irvine.
University of California, Irvine, is one of 10 campuses in the University of California school system. In 2018, the public university enrolled approximately 29,736 undergraduate students. UCI is known for its engineering and criminal justice programs.

BBC, July 16, 2019
AI solves Rubik’s Cube in one second
“My best guess is that the AI’s form of reasoning is completely different from a human’s,” said Prof Baldi, who is professor of computer science at University of California, Irvine.

Life Hacker, July 15, 2019
Why Your Toddler Gets Mad When You Give Them What They Wanted
As soon as kids begin to talk—or even non-verbally indicate a preference—we start to give them choices. In the first series of experiments, researchers led by Emily Sumner at the University of California, Irvine, asked 24 1- and 2-year-olds a bunch of two-choice questions … One question, for example, was, “Does Rori live in an igloo or a tepee?” … As our kids begin to speak and converse with us, we may have a tendency to assume they understand our questions and the difference between the two options we give them.

Orange County Business Journal, July 15, 2019
What Tech Boom? UCI Professor Muted on OC
A tech boom won’t be heard in Orange County anytime soon, and the region will probably settle into economic growth on par with the national average, says University of California-Irvine Economics Professor Amihai Glazer. … “There is a lot of evidence that firms that use lots of talent like to be near other firms that use that similar talent,” Glazer told the Business Journal this month. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Anadolu Agency, July 10, 2019
Int’l airline alliances benefit passengers: study
International alliances between airline carriers lower costs for passengers using indirect flights for overseas trips, according to a study led by the University of California, Irvine (UCI). … “On balance, alliances are favorable for international passengers, a conclusion that validates decades of U.S. regulatory policy,” wrote the study’s lead author, Jan Brueckner who is a UCI distinguished professor of economics. “The convenience benefits of alliances, such as one-stop check-in and connecting gate proximity, which the study did not consider, reinforce this conclusion,” Brueckner added.

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