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Money, Sept. 16, 2020
The 10 Best Public Colleges in the U.S.
6. University of California, Irvine
Est. price with average grant: $15,700
% of students with need who get grants: 96%
Graduation rate: 83%
Average salary within 5 years of graduation: $55,900

The Washington Post, Sept. 15, 2020
Apple’s new watch draws attention to its health-care play
The Apple Watch is the physical manifestation of the company’s health-care play, and perhaps the most important but least understood prong of the company’s new business model anchored around services rather than gadget sales. … Apple announced three new research studies at its virtual event Tuesday, including one relating to asthma in partnership with the insurance company Anthem and the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 16, 2020
Grocery stores are pushing California to be tougher on crime. Here’s why
Two studies — one by UC Irvine criminologist Charis Kubrin and another by the Public Policy Institute of California — found no connection between Prop. 47 and increases in violent crime. However, both noted slight increases in larceny, particularly thefts from motor vehicles. Kubrin said there are “still some question marks” around its effect on theft. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Guardian, Sept. 15, 2020
‘We’ve always known ours was contaminated’: the trouble with America’s water
“By and large, water quality in the US is some of the best in the world,” says Maura Allaire, a water economist at the University of California, Irvine. Improved management and treatment technologies have resulted in cleaner water for most Americans. Yet, in a given year, between 7% and 8% of community water utilities report at least one health-based violation of federal standards, according to her research. “How can we help those falling through cracks?” Allaire asks.

Live Science, Sept. 14, 2020
‘Elinor Wonders Why’ teaches kids to explore science by asking questions
Both of the “Elinor Wonders Why” co-creators — Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson — brought a science background to the series. Cham, also the creator of the nerdy online comic “Piled Higher and Deeper” (PHD Comics), formerly taught at Caltech and conducted research on neural implants. Whiteson, a physics professor at the University of California, Irvine, researches exotic particles using the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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