UCI News

Sierra magazine, Sep. 3, 2019
The Top 20 Coolest Schools 2019
2. University of California, Irvine. Securing its 10th year of top 10 “cool” status, UCI has added more EV charging stations and finished converting its central-cooling plant to a system that conserves over 80 million gallons of potable water per year while cooling campus buildings—17 of which are certified LEED Platinum and seven of which are zero-waste facilities. One new school pilot project involves providing free insulation retrofits and solar installations in nearby low-income communities. UCI researchers are adapting medical and public health curricula to better prepare students to treat tropical diseases as they expand in range owing to climate change.

CNBC, Aug. 31, 2019
The top 10 US colleges that pay off the most in big cities
University of California, Irvine, is one of 10 campuses in the University of California school system. In 2018, the public university enrolled approximately 29,736 undergraduate students. UCI is known for its engineering and criminal justice programs.
CNBC Make It ranking: 15, public schools
Average net cost (income $48,001-$75,000): $13,820
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years of experience:$57,700
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years of experience:$121,800
Salary average, early and mid career: $89,750

NPR, Sep. 2, 2019 (Audio)
Global Carbon Emissions Continue To Rise Despite Efforts To Cut Them
NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Steven Davis, earth system scientist with the University of California-Irvine about why global carbon emissions continue to rise, despite efforts and pledges to cut them.

WalletHub, Sept. 3, 2019
2019’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in
Ken Small, an economics professor at the University of California at Irvine, states, “My advice is the same as everyone’s: avoid hard accelerations and very fast driving, substitute public transit or other modes where possible, carpool if feasible. Remember that walking and bicycling are good for your health as well! … If I had to bet, I’d say there would be 50% penetration of fully automated vehicles by 2050.”

CBS Los Angeles, Aug. 26, 2019 (Video)
Psychologist Discusses Teen Tech Use
Candice Odgers, a professor of psychological science at UCI, explains why smart phones aren’t to blame for teens’ growing mental health issues. Odgers states, “I recommend you develop a family media plan that works for your family and that you pay attention to other things: so are your kids eating, are they sleeping, are they spending time with friends, or are they doing well in school?  If all those things are going well, as a parent I don’t pay as much attention to how many minutes my kids are online. But if there are things that are happening offline that are concerning … it’s worth paying attention to what is happening online as well.”

Previously “In the News”