NBC News, Oct. 11, 2015
UC Irvine donation milestone
UC Irvine has reached a major milestone. The university surpassed $1 billion from private donations. According to the school, UCI is the first nonprofit in Orange County to successfully raise that kind of money through its decade long fundraising campaign.
Orange County Register, Oct. 11, 2015
UCI meets $1 billion donation goal
UCI is the first nonprofit in Orange County to successfully raise $1 billion in private support through its decade long fundraising campaign, according to a university statement. … “We’ve accomplished some amazing things, and we’re just getting started,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman said ….
Wired, Oct. 9, 2015
Absurd creatures: This salamander could teach humans how to regrow limbs
Prosthetic limbs are getting more and more amazing, from wild 3-D printed varieties to bionic hands that give their users a sense of touch. They’re welcome relief for amputees, but what if humans had a way to regrow lost limbs? It sounds like madness, but a lab at the University of California, Irvine is pursuing that very dream with … salamanders.
The New York Times, Oct. 10, 2015
The Asian advantage
A new scholarly book, The Asian American Achievement Paradox, by Jennifer Lee [UCI] and Min Zhou, notes that Asian-American immigrants in recent decades have started with one advantage: They are highly educated, more so even than the average American. These immigrants are disproportionately doctors, research scientists and other highly educated professionals.
Orange County Register, Oct. 9, 2015
Author: Social conservatism declining
UC Irvine sociologist John Dombrink’s new book spells out its theme in the title, The Twilight of Social Conservatism. But the political reality isn’t so clean and tidy. Dombrink focuses on the decline of Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority … and the change in public opinion over same-sex marriage, which has largely removed the one-time wedge issue from political discourse.