UCI News

Orange Coast Magazine, Sep. 10, 2018
UC Irvine Now Ranked No. 7 in Top Public Schools
Earlier this year, we broke down UC Irvine’s elite status in many areas. In the latest annual U.S. News report, UCI is ranked No. 7 in public schools and No. 33 overall, the highest in the university’s history. Top 10 School …. Presidential Acclaim …. Nobel Prize Winners …. The Place for Arts …. Notable Alumni …. Decreasing the Gap …. Women in the Lead …. Show Them the Money …. Early Adopters …. Green Accolades …. Top Law School …. National Champions …. Job Bank ….

Orange Coast Magazine, Sep. 10, 2018
A Peek at UC Irvine’s New Institute and Museum for California Art
[Stephen] Barker is the executive director of UC Irvine’s newly formed Institute and Museum for California Art, or IMCA, a $100 million research facility that aims to bring together every department in the school. He’s also overseeing the Buck Collection, 3,500 pieces of 20th-century California art gifted to the school in 2017, that’s been valued from $30 million to $40 million. “You’re going to see stuff you didn’t even know existed,” he says. Now you know why he’s excited.

The New York Times, Sep. 14, 2018
California Today: A Needle Exchange Program Stirs a Fight in Orange County
“There are a lot of misconceptions about syringe exchanges despite lots of public health evidence around this. We know that syringe exchanges have been proven time and again here in the United States and internationally to reduce the spread of diseases,” said Nathan Birnbaum, member of the board of directors for the syringe exchange and a fourth-year medical student at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Education Dive, Sep. 14, 2018
Study: ‘Whole-child’ curricula fall short on building early math, literacy skills
Learning in early childhood is an integrated process that involves multiple areas of kids’ development. But preschools that only use a “whole-child” curriculum are not giving young students the math and literacy experiences they need to be prepared for kindergarten, according to a study from researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

Orange County Register, Sep. 13, 2018
Orange County DA finds ‘no crime’ in review of Assembly decoy candidate allegations
Richard Hasen, a UC Irvine professor specializing in election law, said that the act of running a decoy candidate isn’t necessarily illegal under state law. Instead, politicians break the law if they lie about their involvement on requisite paperwork and campaign finance reports. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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