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Bloomberg, June 21, 2019
Doctors Add MBAs to Their MDs as Health-Care Burnout Spreads
Some medical students, observing these changes and hearing from older doctors about the frustrating burdens of bureaucracy, have been lured into business schools. Students also desire to have a wider impact, according to Maria Chandler, a doctor who spearheaded an MD/MBA program at the University of California at Irvine two decades ago. … The University of California at Irvine has a relatively large group of MD/MBAs, which typically make up about 20% of the class, Chandler said. “These people are working really hard, and I think they’re going to change medicine someday,” Chandler said. “There are just not enough of them out there.

Science, June 20, 2019
What big ideas will shape U.S. science over the next decade? Here are some contenders
Semifinalist Karishma Muthukumar, an 18-year-old studying cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine, says she never expected her submission to get this far in the competition. “I know a lot of other submissions were done by professors, by entire labs or entire departments,” Muthukumar says, “but I think my idea, [coming from someone] who doesn’t actually have a degree yet, will promote the idea that anyone can do science.”

Gizmodo, June 20, 2019
Study Warns We Could Melt the Entire Greenland Ice Sheet if We Don’t Change Course
Glaciologist Mathieu Morlighem of the University of California, Irvine, who also wasn’t involved, also praised the study’s use of the latest datasets, including data on the topography of Greenland’s bedrock, an important factor controlling how glaciers recede. He found the conclusion that Greenland’s ice will be gone in a millennium if we don’t alter course unsurprising, adding that it was “probably a conservative estimate as the model is not coupled to a climate system and feedbacks are not accounted for.”

Capital Public Radio, June 20, 2019
California’s Population Is Majority-Minority. The Attorneys Who Represent It Are Overwhelmingly White.
“The AG’s office is all about exercising discretion,” said L. Song Richardson, dean and chancellor’s professor of law at the University of California Irvine. “Which cases are we going to take? Who should get the death penalty? How should different victims to be treated? All of these are discretionary decisions.”

National Review, June 20, 2019
Fifteen Things that Caught My Eye Today (June 20, 2019)
10. AdoptUSKids. … When Monica earned her degree, she was among just 3% of former foster youth who make it to graduation. A UC Irvine program called Foster Youth Resilience in Education (FYRE) helped her beat the odds. ow.ly/jPZQ50uCyB9  #fostercare. [Tweet]

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