UCI News

Daily Pilot, May 1, 2019
Local students celebrate Signing Day at UC Irvine
“Zot, zot, zot!” Scores of high school students cheered during an explosion of blue and yellow streamers in the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine on Wednesday morning after being called to the stage at the end of the school’s College Signing Day rally. They had committed to attend the Irvine institution. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

CBS Los Angeles, May 1, 2019 (Video)
Michelle Obama, 50 Stars Greet 10,000 Students On College Signing Day
The future college students were impressed by all the luster — and the down to Earth messages. “When you see people that are idols to us and they recognize we have potential, that we get to take grasp in that, and that we get to walk through that door they opened for us. and make sure that we not only keep a key for ourselves but for people around us,” said Alexis Villa Torres who is headed to UC Irvine.

Above the Law, May 1, 2019
Law Schools Where Starting Salaries For Graduates Exceed Their Student Loan Debt
There are several law schools that are not only highly ranked, but whose graduates are very well-compensated after graduation — in fact, they’re so well-compensated that it makes up for the high costs of their education. University of California—Irvine: 1.51-to-1 Starting median private salary (2017): $170,000 Average debt (2017): $112,766 ….

Ask A Leader, April 30, 2019 (Audio)
Shuffling the Race Deck on Campus: Before, During, and After
For the full hour, UCI political science professor Davin Phoenix returns to the show, for another good hard look at identity politics, the role of privilege leading up and into the college admissions process, and under-represented minorities’ success in higher education and general civic engagement. Along the way he takes stock of the late John Singleton’s breakout cinematic contributions.

Quality Digest, May 2, 2019
Teach Kids to Think As They Read, and Revise What They Write
Carol Booth Olson, a professor at the University of California-Irvine School of Education, developed a program called the Pathway to Academic Success Project that teaches cognitive strategies to improve student performance, in both reading and writing. Olson’s program trains teachers like Stewart to introduce these strategies methodically and weave them into lessons throughout the school year.

Previously “In the News”