UCI News

Think Advisor, Nov. 9, 2015
10 best unusually ranked public colleges: 2015
Following are the top 10 schools, as ranked by the Social Mobility Index. … 4. University of California, Irvine. … Nearly 60 percent of UC Irvine’s 30,000-plus students are the first people in their families to attend college, which is why the school is starting a First Generation First Quarter Challenge ….

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 9, 2015
UCI Medical Center honored (PDF)
UC Irvine Medical Center, a teaching hospital in Orange, received an A grade from the San Francisco-based Leapfrog Group for its hospital safety. … UCI Medical Center officials said the hospital has received the top grade from Leapfrog for three consecutive reporting periods.

LA Weekly, Nov. 9, 2015
Hey L.A., El Nino rain is far from a sure thing
“It’s hard to predict how much rain we’ll get or whether we’ll even get it,” says Amir AghaKouchak, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Irvine. “With a strong El Nino, typically, jet streams end up in Southern California, but a lot of other factors can potentially influence that sort of jet stream.” … [Jin-Yi] Yu, his UC Irvine colleague, calls the phenomenon the “Pacific blob.”

Super-Kamiokande, Nov. 9, 2015
Suzuki, Kajita, and Super-Kamiokande awarded Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics
Professor Henry Sobel from the University of California, Irvine (U.S. Co-Spokesperson of Super-Kamiokande) remarked, “What a wonderful surprise and culmination of many years of effort trying to unravel the mysteries of neutrinos. The recipients of the prize are most deserving and have been truly great colleagues.”

Interview, Nov. 10, 2015
Keith Mayerson
At Brown University he studied semiotics; during his M.F.A. at the University of California, Irvine, he was drawn to classes with Jacques Derrida and Jean-François Lyotard. … The New York-based Mayerson, in fact, has been showing his idiosyncratic brand of pop figurative painting since the 1990s, and for many of those years he acquired something of a cult following in the art world.