UCI News

KNBC, Oct. 7, 2022 (Video)
Inflation relief payments
“It’s money back in Californian’s pockets so that’s a good thing. You could argue that maybe it’s not being targeted very well, that if gas prices are one of the major expenses that are hitting people really hard, you might want to cut the gas tax,” said Eric Swanson, UCI professor of economics. Critics of the stimulus check plan agree. Another big question is whether the money will fuel inflation even more. “Remember, these are one time payments so it’s not going to be doing anything major to inflation over the next several months … it’s not a huge driver of inflation,” said Swanson.

CNN, Oct. 7, 2022 (Video)
Biden Pardons People Convicted of Marijuana Possession
Robert Solomon, [Distinguished] Clinical Professor of law and co-chair, UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis said, “The big news is in the second paragraph which is starting a move for the descheduling of cannabis and that’s really critical so we can get a lot of research done and know much more about the statutes we are passing. … It’s being able to prove to the federal government that this is a medicine that has medical value.”

Forbes, Oct. 11, 2022 (Contributor)
Recognizing Hispanic Serving Institutions For Production Of Fulbright Leaders
Today, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) recognized 43 Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) as 2022 Fulbright HSI Leaders for their engagement with the Fulbright Program during the 2021-2022 academic year. The Fulbright Program, which has been in existence since 1946 is focused on international exchange and fostering mutual understanding among nations. … This year’s recipients of the Fulbright HSI Leaders designation include:  … University of California, Irvine ….

LAist, Oct. 7, 2022
A Reckoning With Mother Nature In South OC As Coastal Train Travel Is Suspended
Brett Sanders, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine said replenishing the sand that’s been lost — and making sure sand washed down by rivers can get to the beach — could be an alternative way to protect the shoreline from further erosion. “Investing in beaches is something that would offer benefits for so many people and can be done in a way that’s really good for the environment,” he said.

U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 10, 2022
How Many Colleges Should I Apply to?
Students’ goals should help determine how many schools are appropriate to apply to, says Bryan Jue, senior director of outreach and communications for the University of California, Irvine [undergraduate] admissions office. “If a student is looking for highly selective schools, one or two is definitely too few unless they are O.K. with the possibility of not being admitted and might consider other options such as a gap year or community college,” Jue says.

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