UCI News

The New York Times, May 25, 2017
Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream
Welcome to the third annual College Access Index. It’s a New York Times ranking of colleges – those with a five-year graduation rate of at least 75 percent – based on their commitment to economic diversity. … The top of the ranking is dominated by campuses in the University of California system …. 1. University of California-Irvine.

The New York Times, May 25, 2017
The Assault on Colleges – and the American Dream
The top five colleges in this year’s College Access Index ranking are still University of California campuses: Irvine, Santa Barbara, Davis, San Diego and Los Angeles.

The Washington Post, May 24, 2017
Does India have more people than China? A U.S. researcher claims Beijing’s population statistics are wrong.
Wang Feng, a demographer from the University of California, Irvine, expressed extreme skepticism of Yi’s estimate. “Yi’s conclusion is based on a very sloppy and overly simplistic assumption: that the officially published Chinese numbers overstated the number of births by a wide margin,” Wang said, arguing that the birth censuses which Yi appears to have based his prediction on had their own problem of undercounting.

Los Angeles Review of Books, May 24, 2017
Damaging Words: On “Thirteen Reasons Why”
Jonathan Alexander, Chancellor’s Professor of English and Director of the Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: “When I got my first email account in the early 1990s, I — like many new to the technology — marveled at the speed with which we could communicate with colleagues and friends, down the hall and around the country. What I didn’t anticipate was the effect that email would have on cultivating bad feeling.”

Yahoo! News, May 26, 2017
Nine things which will make you happier (nearly) instantly – according to science
“Our research showed that practicing exercises that can promote happiness via smartphone picture taking and sharing can lead to increased positive feelings for those who engage in it,” said lead author Yu Chen of the University of California, Irvine.

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