UCI News

USA Today College, June 22, 2017
6 key facts to know about low-income student access to college
If going to a school with an economically diverse student body is a priority, you might want to look in California, as five University of California campuses are considered the most committed to economic diversity. The University of California-Irvine was ranked at the top spot on the the Times list, Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream, with 39% of its freshman class receiving Pell grants and those students paying an average amount of $12,000 per year. UC Irvine’s College Access Index score is 1.90.

The National Book Review, June 22, 2017
Essay: The Trump And Xi Jinping Era: Finding Support In Music And Words
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at UCI, writes: “Late in January, with memories of the trauma of Donald Trump’s rise to power and the exhilaration of joining a massive crowd at L.A.’s Women’s March fresh in my mind, I found myself continually listening to two songs.  They were both ones I had enjoyed listening to before, but each had suddenly taken on new meanings.”

Los Angeles Business Journal, June 22, 2017
Eric Schmidt, Bill Maris throw weight behind Southern California startup initiative
The venture will work with technology, university and research institute leaders to develop initiatives that encourage entrepreneurs, VCs and talent to come to and stay in SoCal, citing the region’s “wealth of engineering talent, world-class universities and ample space.” … Here are the members of the Alliance’s board of directors … Dr. Richard Sudek, chief innovation officer and executive director, UCI Applied Innovation, University of California, Irvine ….

Fast Company, June 22, 2017
Why The Military And Corporate America Want To Make AI Explain Itself
“If you go to a doctor and the doctor says, ‘Hey, you have six months to live,’ and offers absolutely no explanation as to why the doctor is saying that, that would be a pretty poor doctor,” says Sameer Singh, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of California at Irvine.

The Korea Times, June 21, 2017
[INTERVIEW] Turning favorite pursuit, K-beauty, into business
Charlotte Cho, the co-founder and chief curator of the U.S.-based retailer Soko Glam, has carved out a big niche for Korean cosmetics and beauty products in the U.S. market. … She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, in just three years, because she wanted to get out of the suburbs.

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