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U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 12, 2022
Best Colleges – Top Public Schools
Public colleges and universities typically operate under the supervision of state governments and are funded, in part, by tax dollars and subsidies from the state. As a result, these universities often offer discounted tuition to residents of their states. Public schools run the gamut from small liberal arts colleges to large research institutions. These are the highest-ranked public colleges and universities in the 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, listed according to their ranking category. … 8. UC Irvine (tie) ….

Daily Pilot, Sept. 9, 2022
Researchers want to mix renewable fuels into existing gas lines at UC Irvine
Researchers exploring the possibility of using existing infrastructure to deliver cleaner alternatives for fossil fuels to people in a real-world setting submitted a proposal Thursday to do precisely that on the campus of UC Irvine. The planned experiment was submitted for approval by the California Public Utilities Commission by the Southern California Gas Co. in collaboration with the university. … “Research at UCI has shown that we cannot achieve high renewable power use without the features of hydrogen,” Jack Brouwer, [professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering], director of the UCI-based National Fuel Cell Research Center, wrote in a news release issued Friday by SoCalGas. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

USA Today, Sept. 10, 2022 (Subscription)
Livestreamed violence compounds America’s horror and inspires copycats, experts say. When will it stop?
Roxane Cohen Silver, a [Distinguished] Professor of psychological science, medicine and public health at the University of California, Irvine, and her colleagues have studied the impact of media consumption following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the Boston Marathon bombing and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Florida, and found a “cycle of distress.” “The more people engage with that media, the more likely they are to be distressed and the more distressed they are, the more likely they are to engage in media surrounding the next tragedy,” Silver said.

Bloomberg, Sept. 11, 2022
Opinion: Plastic Might Be Making You Obese
“Obesogens are certainly a contributing factor to the obesity epidemic,” is what Bruce Blumberg, an expert on obesity and endocrine-disrupting chemicals [and professor of developmental & cell biology] from the University of California, Irvine, told me by email. “The difficulty is determining what fraction of obesity is related to chemical exposure.”

Fox News, Sept. 11, 2022
Sleep disruptions may be linked to mental health disorders, new study reveals
There may be a link between poor sleep and several mental health disorders, according to a new study. … “Circadian rhythms play a fundamental role in all biological systems at all scales, from molecules to populations,” senior author Pierre Baldi, UCI [Distinguished] Professor of computer science and director of UCI’s Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, said in the UCI press release. “Our analysis found that circadian rhythm disruption is a factor that broadly overlaps the entire spectrum of mental health disorders,” he continued.

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