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The Atlantic, May 1, 2018
The University of California Stands Out Among Top Schools When It Comes to Serving Poor Students
Similarly, last year, The New York Times reported that the UCs were among the top colleges in propelling students to higher income brackets. According to data released by the Equal Opportunity Project … the University of California at Irvine was fourth among colleges that propelled students from the bottom fifth of the income distribution to the top three-fifths.

CBS Los Angeles, April 30, 2018
The Wyland Foundation Celebrates People Making A Difference During Earth Month
Steve Creech from the Wyland Foundation and UCI Assistant Professor of Ecology Dr. Celia Faiola stopped by the KCAL9 studios to celebrate people making a difference during Earth Month.

The New York Times, April 30, 2018
‘There’s No Reason to Apologize’ for Muslim Ban Remarks, Trump Says
Leah Litman, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, wrote on Take Care, a legal blog, that the interview included no disavowal of or apology for Mr. Trump’s campaign pledge to impose a “Muslim ban.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Vox, April 30, 2018
Medical marijuana may help combat the opioid crisis. But there are better solutions.
Perhaps the most compelling evidence to date, though, comes from a recent study by … Mireille Jacobson of the University of California Irvine, who looked at how medical marijuana legalization — particularly in states with the most access to medicinal cannabis — affected opioid-related deaths. They concluded, “These findings suggest that broader access to medical marijuana facilitates substitution of marijuana for powerful and addictive opioids.”

Voice of OC, April 30, 2018
OC Cities to Ask Legislature for Regional Agency to Speed Up Homeless Housing Projects
A UC Irvine cost study last year found the cost to the public is significantly less when chronically homeless people move from the streets into housing with support services – dropping from $98,000 a year to $51,000, mostly from fewer emergency room visits and arrests.

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