Time, Nov.4, 2015
Taiwan’s meeting with China is the latest chapter in their history of intermittent cooperation
“On Saturday, a new chapter in the annals of China and Taiwan will be written by two men − one who hopes to cement his place in that history, and another who is simply adding a page to a lately begun chapter of his own,” writes Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of history. In this article, Wasserstrom contextualizes the upcoming meeting of China’s Xi Jinping and his Taiwan counterpart Ma Ying-jeou.
The Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 4, 2015
In coding classes, Boston schools aim to provide 21st century skills
Professor Warschauer at UC Irvine says that computers are often helpful in particular contexts that encourage analytical thinking, such as allowing students to write and revise their work, share it with teachers and classmates, and conduct online research. But integrating technology into educators’ own curricula so they can use it in the classroom is still an ongoing challenge.
U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 4, 2015
National parks fail EPA ozone mandates
The EPA’s newest ozone pollution threshold has placed 26 national parks at non-compliant levels …. “Usually ozone pollution is caused by traffic rather than power plants,” said Dr. Saewung Kim, an assistant professor of atmospheric chemistry at the University of California, Irvine. “Power plants have done a great job cleaning up their emissions and ozone-causing pollutants.”
Orange County Register, Oct. 29, 2015
Former Doctor Without Borders president is recognized at UCI
Dr. Orbinski’s humanitarian work was recognized at the event with the Human Security Award, bestowed by the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs and the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, in partnership with the Center for Living Peace at UCI.
ABC 10, Nov. 4, 2015
Money magazine’s top public colleges
This morning Money magazine’s top public colleges is out. A lot of California schools made it on the national list. … UC Irvine [came in] third.