UCI News

The Washington Post, Oct. 23, 2017
How an Ivy got less preppy: Princeton draws surge of students from modest means
Among 150 top schools – those that U.S. News & World Report lists among the top 100 national universities and top 50 liberal-arts colleges – federal data shows that the median share of first-year students in 2015 who were Pell-eligible was 16 percent. … Washington and Lee University, a private college in Virginia, had the lowest share (6 percent), and the public University of California at Irvine the highest (41 percent).

TIME, Oct. 23, 2017
A New Study Says Botox May Help Migraines in Kids
On Monday, researchers from the University of California, Irvine, presented findings from a small study of nine young people from ages 8 to 17 with chronic migraines … In the study, … the researchers showed that kids and teens receiving Botox injections every 12 weeks over a five-year period had improvements in their frequency, duration and intensity of migraines.

The San Diego Union Tribune, Oct. 23, 2017
Health officials say testing San Diego River for hep A would waste resources
That kind of contamination would make contact with the water dangerous, said Sunny Jiang, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Jiang … said sewage spills significantly increase the risks posed by hepatitis and other deadly, stomach-churning bugs, such as norovirus.

Orange County Business Journal, Oct. 24, 2017
UCI on $14.65M Literacy Team
University of California-Irvine is part of a group that received a five-year, $14.6 million U.S. Dept. of Education grant to improve literacy instruction. … UCI will be the research lead on the project via its School of Education. Some 300 schools and 100,000 students in K-3rd grade will be served by the grant ….

Daily Pilot, Oct. 23, 2017
Kathrine Switzer, first woman to enter Boston Marathon, shares her story at UC Irvine event
Groundbreaking runner Kathrine Switzer shared her story of participating in what had been the all-male Boston Marathon during a UC Irvine event about breaching barriers and creating social progress through running.

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