Daily Pilot, Oct. 28, 2016
UCI program helps first-generation freshmen feel they belong
The pilot fall-quarter program at UCI has 65 social sciences students who meet weekly for workshops to familiarize them with campus resources, managing expenses, building peer relationships and working through stress and anxiety. During workshops, the students are guided by eight first-gen upper-class members who also once questioned their rightful place at UCI.
The Desert Sun, Oct. 26, 2016
As the Salton Sea’s decline looms, a rush to cover up dry lakebed
Tim Bradley, director of the UC Irvine Salton Sea Initiative, steps out of the water carrying some of his research equipment. Bradley says he’s concerned that in the coming years dust from dry lakebed around the Salton Sea will threaten public health.
The Washington Post, Oct. 27, 2016
An early look at what kind of weather California might see this winter
Though water restrictions have loosened and people say they are feeling better about reservoir levels, California is still in a long-term drought. Zack Labe, a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Irvine, agrees with the idea that it’s more likely to be rainy in the north than the south. But he, too, has reservations.
The New York Times, Oct. 31, 2016
Venom of U.S. election seeps down the ballot − way down
Ms. Khan, 44, a businesswoman, had stolen a march on Ms. Ali by garnering the endorsement of young Democrats at the 30,000-student University of California, Irvine, a crucial battleground in the election.
U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 28, 2016
Microsoft aims to build on ‘Minecraft’ success
“Because they added some new modifications for teachers to better manage their class, and to be able to do things like coding and other things that teachers are interested in, it’s just easier for teachers to adopt it,” says Mimi Ito, research director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California, Irvine. Ito also is a co-founder of Connected Camps, a for-profit online learning organization through which teenage coaches use “Minecraft” to teach younger children computer coding and Spanish.
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