UCI News

MarketWatch, Sept. 9, 2019
The No. 1 university in America now comes with a total sticker price of over $293,000
If you’re looking to potentially lower the sticker shock of college, but still get a top-notch degree, U.S. News also ranked the top public colleges in the nation. … 9. University of California, Irvine … Chancellor Howard Gillman of the University of California at Irvine said the school was “thrilled” to be included in the ratings.

The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 9, 2019
How to Fix the Global Retirement Crisis
Mass migration to the city has changed the family dynamic very quickly, says Wang Feng, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine, and a former director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy. Now, more than half of older Chinese adults — 100 million — don’t live with their children. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

PRI’s The World, Sept. 6, 2019 (Audio)
A summit to save the Amazon
Leaders of several South American countries are convening to create a plan to save the Amazon rainforest from deforestation. Host Marco Werman speaks with tropical ecologist Paulo Brando in Brazil, he is with the University of California, Irvine. Paulo first explained why scientists are concerned that Amazon forest fires may get more frequent and intense.

OC Weekly, Sept. 9, 2019
UCI Prof: Poly Sci Grad Students Read Few Works By Women
Political science graduate students read very little scholarship written chiefly, or exclusively, by women, says a new paper published in The Journal of Politics and PS: Political Science and Politics by UC Irvine associate professor Heidi Hardt and three other others. … “Courses are often graduate students’ first major exposure to a field of study,” Hardt said in a Sept. 3 news release from the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences.

HealthDay, Sept. 10, 2019
Don’t Blame Technology for Young People’s Mood Problems: Study
Spending time on their phones or online doesn’t harm teens’ mental health, according to a new study that challenges a widely held belief. “It may be time for adults to stop arguing over whether smartphones and social media are good or bad for teens’ mental health and start figuring out ways to best support them in both their offline and online lives,” said study co-author Candice Odgers. She’s a professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine ….

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