UCI News

USA Today, Sep. 10, 2018
U.S. News college rankings: Where are the best values, top choices for low-income students
As for the colleges where low-income students fare well, the University of California-Los Angeles snagged the No. 1 top public school spot among national universities, thanks to that new metric, according to U.S. News, which pointed out that five of the top public schools are in California, including the University of California-Santa Barbara in fifth place and the University of California-Irvine in seventh.

Orange County Register, Sep. 9, 2018
Arts preview: The visual arts scene is rapidly evolving
Meanwhile, UC Irvine is looking for a similar SoCal-based starchitect to begin designing a new home for its recently acquired Irvine and Buck Collections, constituting some 5,000 works of California art, including the largest collection of California impressionists in existence. … “First Glimpse”: … Plans are underway for a new home for the treasure trove, but until then, art lovers can get their first glimpse of 55 works from the Buck Collection, most of which have not been seen in public since they were purchased. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, Sep. 8, 2018
Harvard Is Vaulting Workers Into the Middle Class With High Pay. Can Anyone Else Follow Its Lead?
Research by David Neumark, a labor economist at the University of California, Irvine, points out that in the parts of the economy most susceptible to automation, imposing a “living wage” might just accelerate the pace at which robots take over everybody’s job. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

San Francisco Chronicle, Sep. 6, 2018
Lofty promises, limited results
CIRM funding helped push UC Irvine scientist Henry Klassen’s work from lab studies to clinical trials testing a stem cell therapy for a rare form of blindness. His research, which has shown success, has largely been carried out in a building at UC Irvine partly underwritten by CIRM. “The whole reason I’m here in California is because of CIRM,” said Klassen, who had been working in Singapore and took a job at Irvine shortly after Prop. 71 passed. “This consistent source of funding has been critical as we go from the bench to the bedside.”

U.S. News & World Report (AP), Sep. 9, 2018
California Lawmakers Continue Shift From Mass Incarceration
Research shows that criminal justice laws indeed disproportionately affect minority populations, said University of California, Irvine, criminologist Keramet Reiter, while several researchers also have found little link between any increase in crime rates and the easing of laws.

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