UCI News

Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2021
Essential California: UC admissions still a tough waiting game
I decided to check in with Bryan Jue, acting director of undergraduate admissions at UC Irvine, for the latest. He said it’s still too early to release any admissions data on their 108,000 freshman applicants. The next two to three weeks will be about fine tuning — what happens at one UC campus can affect the others as they balance acceptances, diversity goals and other targets. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Bloomberg, May 11, 2021
China Bets on Productivity Over Population to Drive Its Econom
Wang Feng, [sociology professor], an expert on Chinese demographics at the University of California Irvine, estimates that if China increases pension, health care and education provision to levels similar to those seen in developed countries a decade ago, spending on those programs will increase to 20% of GDP by 2030. That is more than the 17% of GDP the government currently takes in through taxes, meaning such spending would consume all of the state’s fiscal revenues.

Fine Art Connoisseur, May 8, 2021
On View: Radiant Impressions
Exhibition of California Impressionism:
“Radiant Impressions”
Institute and Museum of California Art (IMCA) at the University of California, Irvine
May 15–August 14, 2021
imca.uci.edu
Kim Kanatani, Museum Director of IMCA, said, “We are delighted to welcome visitors back to our space in Irvine. While we will continue to offer virtual programming, there is nothing quite like seeing these beautiful artworks in person. The artists represented in this exhibition used color, light, and shadow to stunning effect. We are grateful to Jean Stern for sharing his deep knowledge of California Impressionism and some of his favorite paintings.”

Spectrum News 1 – LA Stories, April 26, 2021 (Video and podcast)
1 in 4 community college students studies at a California college. Meet the man in charge of them
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley knows firsthand the importance of an affordable, quality education. … Oakley ended up enlisting in the Army once he graduated high school. After serving for four years, he enrolled in Golden West College, eventually transferring to UC Irvine. Today, Oakley is the first Latino to serve as Chancellor for the largest system of higher education in the country. He also sits on the board of Regents for the University of California.

Daily Pilot (City News Service), May 7, 2021
COVID-19 fatalities reach 5,000 in Orange County
Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service that Orange County was the 11th deadliest in California during the pandemic. “So we’re not the worst by any stretch of the imagination,” said Noymer on Friday …. “The next 12 months won’t bring another 5,000 deaths. I’m quite confident of that,” Noymer said. “The worst is behind us.”

Previously “In the News”