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The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 4, 2019
The Top Public Schools in the WSJ/THE College Rankings
More than two dozen public schools placed in this year’s top 100 of the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, with 10 public schools making the top 50. These schools ranked highly in providing desired outcomes for graduates, despite lacking the resources of many private schools. 16. University of California, Irvine …. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

Medium, Aug. 29, 2019
The Returns of an Additional Year of School: The Case of State-Mandated Kindergarten
Jade Jenkins, an Assistant Professor at the UC Irvine School of Education [writes] “While in most states kindergarten began as a voluntary program, some states evolved to mandate kindergarten in the 1970s. This caused kindergarten attendance to go up by 12 percentage points. By comparing the long-term outcomes of children born in states with mandatory attendance to those with voluntary attendance, we found that children exposed to kindergarten mandates are more likely to go to college, earn more, and are less likely to be poor as adults.”

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 6, 2019
What happens when Netflix buys Hollywood’s iconic Egyptian Theatre? It’s complicated
“It’s a wait and see sort of situation,” said film studies professor Catherine Benamou, who teaches at the University of California, Irvine, and has attended multiple screenings at the Egyptian. “The stated intentions are OK, but I really think it’s got to be a close working relationship with the cinephilic community of Los Angeles.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Insider Higher Education, Sept. 6, 2019
Poli Sci Reading Lists Favor Male Authors
Senior author Heidi Hardt, an associate professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, in a statement also said that when women “don’t appear much in syllabi or reading lists, students may receive the incorrect signal that women do not belong in academia. Implicit signals can add up — affecting the leaky pipeline, where women are leaving academia at higher rates than men.”

Irvine Standard, Sept. 2, 2019
Turning Seawater into Drinking Water
What if you could dip your water bottle into the ocean, let it sit in the sun for about an hour and then gulp it down? … That’s what Shane Ardo is working on in his lab at UC Irvine. And he’s got a lot of backers who believe he can do it. … Ardo doesn’t believe he could have come this far if his lab wasn’t in the UC Irvine Chemistry Department. “They were very open to what I was proposing,” he says. “It’s so collegial at UCI across many departments. The academic atmosphere is excellent.”

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