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Los Angeles Times, July 22, 2019
UC admits largest and most diverse class ever of Californian freshmen
Adriana Lugo was one of the students to earn admission to UC Irvine, now the most popular campus for Californians. When she opened her email with the offer this spring, she said she burst into tears — as did her parents, both restaurant workers from Mexico. Lugo, 18, will be first in her family to attend a four-year university. She credited her parents for motivating her with their constant reminders that education is key to a better future. UC Irvine was her first choice, she said, because of the beauty of the campus and its top-notch program in chemistry, her intended major. “It’s like, crazy,” said Lugo, who graduated from George Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles. “I was really happy because UC Irvine is my dream school. “ [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2019
Opinion: Every Cancer Patient Is One in a Billion
Dr. Robert Nagourney, oncologist and associate clinical professor at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine writes, “Since there are some 1,000 cancer-related genes and each cancer requires up to three distinct gene alterations to succeed, every cancer patient is literally one in a billion. … Despite the manifest complexity of cancer biology, modern oncologists are being asked by insurers, hospital systems and regulatory agencies to reduce therapy options to an ever-shrinking number of guideline-based treatments. This one-size-fits-all approach—attempting to apply population statistics to individual patients—is rapidly proving to be one-size-fits-almost-none.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

Neurology Live, July 23, 2019
Telerehabilitation Similar to In-Clinic for Stroke Recovery
In a recent trial led by Steven C. Cramer, MD, MMSc, associate director, Institute for Clinical & Translational Science, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, telerehabilitation showed similar efficacy in rehabilitating and improving motor status for patients who’d had a stroke when compared with traditional in-clinic rehabilitation.

NPR, July 22, 2019 (Audio)
When It Comes To Vaccines And Autism, Why Is It Hard To Refute Misinformation?
Scientists have said over and over for years that there is no link between vaccines and autism. … VEDANTAM: “Cailin O’Connor is a philosopher and mathematician at the University of California, Irvine. She studies how social networks spread information and how they shape our core beliefs.” … [She states] O’CONNOR: “Ninety-nine percent of the things you believe, probably you have no direct evidence of yourself. You have to trust other people to find those things out, get the evidence and tell it to you”  [2:11]

Entrepreneur, July 22, 2019
Here Are Some of the Best Continuing Education Options for Entrepreneurs
Few programs have an application process, so interested individuals can simply sign up, pay the fee and begin. Note that the costs of these certifications can be high, ranging from $2,000 to $11,000 depending on the provider and the length of the program. Options include Harvard University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate, Rice University’s Essentials of Entrepreneurship Certificate and the University of California, Irvine’s Accelerated Certificate Program for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. These are only a few examples of certification programs available across the country.

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