UCI News

EAB, Oct. 10, 2018
The top 18 colleges for social mobility, according to US News
To put more emphasis on outcomes, U.S. News bumped outcome measures from 30% of a school’s total score to 35% and added two new metrics of social mobility: the graduation rate for Pell Grant recipients and the graduation rate gap between those students and their peers. … To create the ranking of top colleges and universities for social mobility, U.S. News combined the standardized values of the two new social mobility metrics. Here is a selection of the top-performing schools for social mobility: 4. University of California-Irvine ….

The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 8, 2018
President Trump on Missing Saudi Journalist: ‘I Do Not Like It’
David Kaye, [University of California, Irvine law professor], the United Nations’ special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, called for an independent international investigation into Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance. “If all the resolutions in the UN about safety of journos mean anything, they must mean, here, investigation and accountability,” Mr. Kaye said in a tweet, adding that accountability meant prosecution and diplomatic consequences. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Huffington Post, Oct. 10, 2018
Giving States More Power Over Endangered Species Could Be Bad News For Animals
“If the argument is that states will be better because they’re more efficient at managing endangered species protection, there is little evidence of that,” said Alejandro Camacho, a law professor at the University of California at Irvine who wrote a paper analyzing state spending and laws dealing with endangered species.

BYU Radio, Oct. 8, 2018 (Audio)
Flake’s Game, Vaccines, Mild Activity, Kurds in Northern Syria

Even Light Physical Activity Can Have a Big Payoff. Guest: Michael Yassa, PhD, Professor, Neurology, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. The science is clear that exercise is good for your body, your brain and your mood. We even know that it can reduce or delay some of the effects of aging. But the standard recommendation that you get at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-intense exercise a week can be daunting for some.

EdSurge, Oct. 9, 2018 (Audio)
Anthropologist Mimi Ito: Good Intentions Don’t Always Mean Equitable Outcomes in Edtech
Mimi Ito, a cultural anthropologist at the University of California, Irvine who studies how young people use technology, says it’s not necessarily because the teachers or the people making edtech tools have bad intentions. She argues that understanding another person’s situation is tough if you don’t share that experience. EdSurge recently sat down with Ito at the Intentional Play Summit to get her thoughts on equity in edtech, creativity and how kids’ relationship to technology has changed over the years.

Previously “In the News”