UCI IN THE NEWS – SEPT. 14, 2017

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 14, 2017
UC Irvine chancellor apologizes after school rescinds admission offers
UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman apologized Wednesday for the “unacceptable distress” caused to students after the campus abruptly rescinded nearly 500 admission offers this summer, and pledged the mistakes would not recur. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 14, 2017
10 Colleges With the Most Applications
Many colleges have large applicant pools. But some schools have enough applicants to fill a football stadium, making the admissions process feel as stressful as trying to win a homecoming game. Below are the 10 schools with the highest number of applications for fall 2016 … University of California, Irvine – Number of applications: 77,810 – U.S. News rank and category: 42 (tie), National Universities.

Orange County Business Journal, Sept. 13, 2017
UCI Gets Most of $8M Grant
University of California-Irvine said today the National Science Foundation awarded $8 million to a UCI-led consortium to develop a system that can restore walking ability and sensation in individuals with spinal cord injuries.

KPCC, Sept. 13, 2017
Big drop in summer murder rate likely result of focus on gang violence
“It showed an appreciable decline and a reversal from last year for sure, which showed a truly unacceptable blip,” said George Tita, a professor of Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine. … “The lessons of the past and the advances in data driven policing that the LAPD employs allows them to get a handle on the problem much sooner and not let it fester and bloom into an epidemic,” Tita said.

The Atlantic, Sept. 13, 2017
How Motherhood Affects Creativity
Erika Hayasaki, an associate professor in the Literary Journalism Program at the University of California, Irvine writes, “Whether rodent or human, a mother’s brain requires cognitive, emotional, and behavioral flexibility. “This helps us adapt to new environments.” After all, she added, “flexibility and thinking outside of the box—isn’t that what creativity is?”

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