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Fox Business, Sept. 16, 2019
Here are the top most diverse public universities in the US
10. University of California – Irvine. With a diversity index of 74.80, The University of California – Irvine has the fourth highest amount of foreign students of any public university in the U.S. at nearly 17 percent. In fact, white undergraduate students are vastly outnumbered by their Hispanic and Asian colleagues. Out of a total undergraduate enrollment of 29,307, only 4,092 are white, with 7,751 being Hispanic and 10,455 being Asian.

Orange County Register, Sept. 13, 2019
Local sisters’ new Nickelodeon show aims to shape young entrepreneurs
It was nearing midnight, five years ago when sisters Gina and Jenae Heitkamp decided to enter their vision of inspirational dolls to the University of California Irvine’s New Venture Competition. … After winning the New Venture Competition, both sisters quit their jobs and sold their houses to put everything into this dream of developing a line of dolls that would come with storybooks to inspire young children to become entrepreneurs. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Conversation, Sept. 16, 2019
How Congress turns citizens’ voices into data points
Samantha McDonald, Ph.D. Candidate in Informatics, University of California, Irvine [writes] “As a scholar of technology use in Congress, I’ve interviewed more than 50 staffers in more than 40 congressional offices. I’ve observed that advancements in computer technology are changing how Congress handles citizen communication and uses the data collected from those conversations to represent citizens – for better and for worse.”

Thrive Global, Sept. 13, 2019
4 Rules for Sending Mindful Work Emails That Don’t Stress People Out
To spare your co-workers from the 24/7 soundtrack of annoying email pings, you could adopt an idea from Gloria Mark, Ph.D., a researcher and professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Mark is an advocate of “email batching,” or sending emails at a few set points in the day, she tells The Atlantic: first thing in the morning, after lunch, and end of day. You can still write the meeting recap while it’s fresh in your mind, but keep it in your drafts folder until it’s time to deploy.

BYU Radio, Sept. 13, 2019 (Audio)
Better Angels, Sleep Debt, Fasting
Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Director, Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism, University of California, Irvine guests on “Fasting Slows Aging” discussing how “Most religions the world over have fasting rituals. And you’ll find fasting touted all over the health and beauty magazine rack right now, too.”

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