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U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 13, 2021
U.S. Best Colleges – Top Public Schools, National Universities
These are the highest-ranked public colleges and universities in the 2022 Best Colleges rankings, listed according to their ranking category. … #9 University of California, Irvine.

Spectrum News 1, Sept. 10, 2021
UCI study looks to improve jail inmate outcomes upon release
Beth Cauffman is looking for a better way. The University of California, Irvine, researcher and professor [of psychological science] is studying inmates and what kinds of skills can help them succeed once they depart jail. … Her goal is to cut the recidivism rates — the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend — among men of that age group, thereby easing the strain on the criminal justice system and improving their abilities to succeed. The working thesis is that young men, unlearned in the ways of jailhouse politics, are not well-served living and learning from older men who may be regulars in the system.

KCUR, Sept. 13, 2021 (Audio)
9/11 Then & Now
September 11, 2001, brought changes both technical and psychological. … For psychology professor Roxane Cohen Silver one of the most striking things about the terrorist attack is “that we felt, justified or not, that we were invulnerable . . . It was the first time in a very long time that we recognized that there were people in the world who sought to do us harm.” … [Guests:] Roxane Cohen Silver, Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science, Medicine, and Public Health at the University of California.

Orange County Business Journal, Sept. 13, 2021
Innovators Take Center Stage at Business Journal Event
Nearly 250 members of the Orange County business community attended the seventh annual Innovator of the Year Awards ceremony …. The events five main honorees … were: Kenneth Chang, MD, of the UCI Health Digestive Institute …. In addition, a Global Impact Award was presented to [Professor] Philip Felgner, [director] of the UCI Vaccine Research and Development Center, for his contributions to the development of the COVID-19 vaccine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Verywell Health, Sept. 9, 2021
‘Flooding Can Happen Anywhere’: Here’s How to Stay Safe
According to Brett Sanders, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering, urban planning, and public policy [as well as interim associate dean for undergraduate student affairs] at the University of California, Irvine, flooding, especially urban flooding, has become a growing problem. “We have seen a major uptick in floods over the past decade,” Sanders tells Verywell. “We have a history of hurricanes in the U.S. from Katrina, to Harvey, to Sandy.”

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