UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 20, 2019
Which College Graduates Make the Most?
For the first time, Americans can now compare the student debt levels and first-year earnings of graduates based on what they studied, broken out by major or graduate degree program. … Explore which degrees offer a bang for your buck — and which ones will leave you drowning in debt. … Select a school [University of California-Irvine] and program to view payoff chart. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

Broadway World, Nov. 21, 2019
BWW Review: Honoring Donald McKayle at Lincoln Center with PTAMD
Rubicon–choreographed for the dance ensemble at The University of California, Irvine–is the last ballet that [Donald] McKayle created. Knowing of his commitment to giving his students something that they needed, I can surmise that McKayle used this dance to impress upon his charges the importance of simplicity. Sometimes the smallest gesture has the most profound impact, though only when delivered with absolute clarity. … The pearls that I gleaned from my encounters with McKayle continue to inform my understanding of dance to this day.

Daily Pilot, Nov. 20, 2019
UCI Study: Veterans find it easier to accept comrades’ deaths in war than by suicide
Veterans surveyed for a recently-published UC Irvine study said it’s easier for them to accept comrades lost in combat than those who died by suicide. “Combat death is expected and that eases the acceptance,” lead researcher Pauline Lubens said. “Suicide death is unexpected and that can make the acceptance of loss harder.” … Lubens pursued the study for her doctoral dissertation at UCI’s Program in Public Health. She was mentored by Roxane Cohen Silver, a professor of psychological science, medicine, and public health …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

OC Weekly, Nov. 21, 2019
KUCI at 50: The radio station’s rebellious roots run deep
[Kevin] Stockdale, who’s managed the station as its only full-time employee for well more than half of its lifespan, believes KUCI has always stuck to its original mission. … “I think just doing something that maintains our independence and the freedom for the DJs to have the experience to research and program their own shows is invaluable. And I think that all along, we’ve been able to find things the audience isn’t going to hear anywhere else.”

Spectrum News1, Nov. 20, 2019 (Video)
UC Researchers Teach Computer to Solve Rubik’s Cube
Who hasn’t tried to solve a Rubik’s Cube? Many have tried and many have failed. However, researchers at the University of California Irvine may have found a sort of go-around. They have developed an algorithm that can solve the Rubik’s Cube in the most efficient way possible. The video above dives into Deep Cube to show what it is all about and how it works.

Previously “In the News”