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NBC, Oct. 29, 2018
Congressional battleground expands to historically conservative Little Saigon
“There’s potential for swing voters,” said Linda Trinh Vo, a professor of Asian-American studies at the University of California, Irvine. “Vietnamese Americans can make an incredible difference in close elections, and we’re seeing that in Orange County.”

The Hechinger Report, Oct. 29, 2018
Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds
Those are the findings of a report recently released by researchers at the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. The researchers looked at 171 apps from the top 10 paid and free Apple and Android math and literacy apps available on Amazon and Google Play and found that few apps are designed to teach children based on research showing how children aged 3 to 5 learn.

Study International, Oct. 24, 2018
Be ahead of the curve in our changing world: Pursue a career in IT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE (UCI)The Samueli School of Engineering faculty conducts ahead-of-the-curve interdisciplinary research in embedded systems, with a hands-on learning focus that attracts high-achieving students who want more than just a classroom experience. The school is highly ranked, landing 21st in US News & World Report‘s list of best public engineering graduate schools, whilst its undergraduate programme ranks 24th among US public schools.

U.S. News & World Report (AP), Oct. 26, 2018
Editorials From Around New England
Published just days ago, the research on climate change and the world’s beer supply has already proven pivotal. “Not sure what to make of the fact that in one day our paper on climate and beer has garnered considerably more attention than any of my previous work on energy transitions or even air pollution deaths,” Steven J. Davis, an earth systems scientist at the University of California, Irvine, wrote on Twitter.

The Guardian, Oct. 26, 2018
The Guardian view on misinformation: a moral problem
Three philosophers of science, James Owen Weatherall [UCI], Cailin O’Connor [UCI] and Justin Bruner [University of Groningen], have modelled the ways in which scientific results can influence policymakers. They show that it is perfectly possible over time for almost all the policymakers to end up convinced of something that almost all the relevant experts believe is untrue.

Previously ‘In the News’