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MSN, Oct. 8, 2018
100 colleges where applications are on the rise
39. University of California-Irvine, California
> 5 yr. increase in applications: 70.1%
> 2016-2017 applications: 77,816
> Total undergraduate enrollment: 29,307
> Acceptance rate: 40.6%
> Avg. annual cost: $13,944

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Oct. 7, 2018
California Program Cultivates Minority Physics and Astronomy Ph.D. Students
Katy Rodriguez Wimberly is well into her Ph.D. program in physics at the University of California Irvine, and she gives credit to participation in a bridge program that helps underrepresented minority students earn doctoral degrees in physics and astronomy. Since 2013, Cal-Bridge has addressed the underrepresentation of women and minorities in those science fields.

Los Angeles County Museum on Fire, Oct. 4, 2018
Irvine’s Buck Collection Hits the Target
UC Irvine is showing a small sample of the Gerald Buck collection of California art, recently bequeathed to the university by the O.C. collector and real estate developer. Buck’s little-seen collection, renowned for its quality, will be the nucleus of a new museum to be built on the UCI campus, the Institute and Museum for California Art.

The Washington Post, Oct. 5, 2018 (Opinion)
Five myths about the 2016 election
Michael Tesler, associate professor of political science at University of California, Irvine and others, write, “The 2016 election is nearly two years behind us, but debates continue to rage over what lifted Donald Trump to a victory that surprised so many political observers. All elections generate narratives that try to explain the outcome, but often those do not square with polling and other political science data. This conflict is remarkably sharp in the case of the 2016 election, in part because of the unusual nature of Trump’s candidacy. Here are five of the most prevalent myths.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

EAB, Oct. 5, 2018
3 ways to support online learners
EdSurge recently spoke to two online learning experts about the challenges of online student success. Michelle Pacansky-Brock, a faculty mentor for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative, and Di Xu, an assistant professor at University of California, Irvine’s school of education, discussed how to better support online students.

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