UCI News

Newsweek (Stacker News), March 6, 2021
50 Best Colleges on the West Coast
14.University of California, Irvine- Undergraduate enrollment: 29,251
– Student to faculty ratio: 18:1
– Acceptance rate: 27%
– Graduation rate: 84%
– Six-year median earnings: $58,400
– Two-year employment rate: 90%
– Overall rank: #100

Newsweek (Stacker News), March 6, 2021
50 Best Value Public Colleges in America
28. University of California, Irvine
– Undergraduate enrollment: 29,251
– Student to faculty ratio: 18:1
– Acceptance rate: 27%
– Graduation rate: 84%
– Tuition: $13,727 in-state; $43,481 out-of-state
– Six-year median earnings: $58,400
– Two-year employment rate: 90%
– Overall rank: #99

Orange County Register, March 5, 2021
UC Irvine students step up to help save the state’s wild bees
While four species of California’s bumblebees are tangled in a court battle over whether they should be protected, UC Irvine students are rallying with their own local effort to help ensure these and other imperiled native bees survive. … That’s why they’re the focus of the fledgling effort at UC Irvine, which last month was certified as one of 109 Bee Campuses nationwide by Bee City USA. Biological sciences major Sage Wuu started the ball rolling in late 2019. … Among those praising the efforts of Wuu and [Alyssa] Romea was Wendell Brase, UC Irvine’s associate chancellor for sustainability. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

The Atlantic, March 8, 2021
Late-Stage Pandemic Is Messing With Your Brain
The pandemic is still too young to have yielded rigorous, peer-reviewed studies about its effects on cognitive function. But the brain scientists I spoke with told me they can extrapolate based on earlier work about trauma, boredom, stress, and inactivity, all of which do a host of very bad things to a mammal’s brain. “We’re all walking around with some mild cognitive impairment,” said Mike Yassa, a neuroscientist at UC Irvine. “Based on everything we know about the brain, two of the things that are really good for it are physical activity and novelty. A thing that’s very bad for it is chronic and perpetual stress.”

Daily Pilot, March 4, 2021
Artist discusses his digital and 3-D take on Orange County landscape
How does an artist respond to the place they live? … The six images [in “The Orange Coast” series]  are one of the pieces included in [UCI Associate Professor of arts Jesse Colin] Jackson’s “Suburban Ecologies” exhibit …. “I’ve been in a long conversation with a local anthropologist named Valerie Olson, [UCI associate professor], who has been looking at the politics and the and the kind of lives lived around this [Santa Ana] river,” Jackson said. Their conversation will continue at 6 p.m. on March 10 in an online artist talk between Jackson, Olson and [Adam] Sabolick. … Info:  illuminations.uci.edu/events/2021_3_10_Suburban_Ecologies.html.  [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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