UCI News

Campus Technology, May 8, 2019
4 Essentials for Learning Space Redesign
A few years before the 2018 opening of the University of California, Irvine‘s Anteater Learning Pavilion, a new active learning building, the classroom technology team had a chance to experiment with an unusual space on campus: a three-story octagon that was serving as an underutilized computer lab. … We knew this was a good opportunity to run a small-scale test for what the Anteater Learning Pavilion could become,” [explained Eric Rupp].

U.S. News & World Report, May 8, 2019
10 Med Schools That Often Admit Liberal Arts Majors
University of California, Irvine; Share of incoming medical students in fall 2018 majoring in humanities or social sciences: 36%; U.S. News research rank: 45 (tie); U.S. News primary care rank: 74 (tie). More about the UC—Irvine School of Medicine. ….

HealthDay, May 9, 2019
Fear of Dentist May Start Early for Minority Kids — With Good Reason
“The prevalence of developmentally inappropriate care significantly differed between lower-income, Latino or Asian families and higher-income or Caucasian families,” said lead author Stephanie Reich, an associate professor of education at the University of California, Irvine.

Red Bull, May 7, 2019 (Video)
The smart clothes you control with an app are coming
Well now, researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) have taken inspiration from an ocean creature to bring us temperature-regulating clothing. … “The inspiration for this study stemmed from our team’s fascination with cephalopods and their amazing camouflage abilities,” the first words from Melvin Colorado Escobar, a PhD student on the research team, invoke childlike inquisition. “Squid, in particular ….”

Vox, May 8, 2019
How new research is shaking up the debate about a $15 minimum wage
[UCI Distinguished Professor] David Neumark, writing at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, summarized the longstanding consensus like this, while also citing more recent studies, in 2015: The overall body of recent evidence suggests that the most credible conclusion is a higher minimum wage results in some job loss for the least-skilled workers—with possibly larger adverse effects than earlier research suggested.

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