UCI News

Daily Pilot, June 11, 2019
First-generation college students make up over half of UCI’s bachelor’s degree grads for third year in a row
UC Irvine is handing out 10,323 bachelor’s degrees to more than 9,400 graduating students this academic year, and for the third year in a row, more than half of those graduates are first-generation college students, the university said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu]

The New York Times, June 12, 2019
Advice for Teenagers Looking for Summer Jobs
Despite historically low unemployment levels, “teens just work less now,” said David Neumark, a professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Business Insider, June 12, 2019
Farmers across the US are using a Twitter hashtag to document historic flooding tied to climate change
Planting disruptions driven by climate change are expected to become more severe in the coming years, said Nathan Mueller, a University of California at Irvine scientist who studies global food security. “Unfortunately, future climate projections indicate that increases in heavy downpours will continue,” Mueller said. “Extreme heat is another major concern for Midwest crops.”

Orange County Register, June 11, 2019
Esports finding places in local classrooms; E3 coming to Los Angeles
While gaming typically takes place in an isolated setting, Constance Steinkuehler, a UC Irvine professor of Informatics, believes having esports in the classroom can be beneficial and lead to more interaction and socializing between classmates. “Esports is a great way for us to connect people back to school,” Steinkuehler said during the panel. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu]

Artdaily.org, June 12, 2019
University of California, Irvine computer scientists breathe life into Venice Biennale installations
Computer scientists from the University of California, Irvine are making a splash in the art world this year through their participation in Italy’s Venice Biennale, one of the oldest and most prestigious cultural festivals.

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