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U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 9, 2019
Top Public Schools National Universities
Public schools run the gamut from small liberal arts colleges to large research institutions. These are the highest-ranked public colleges and universities in the 2020 Best Colleges rankings, listed according to their ranking category: … 9. University of California, Irvine ….

Today, Sept. 9, 2019
These are the best colleges in the US
U.S. News also added new rankings this year, including top performers for social mobility. In this category, the publication evaluated which schools were best serving underrepresented students. Using Pell Grants as a proxy measure, the ranking took into consideration the enrollment and graduation rates of low-income students. Top Performers on Social Mobility, National Universities … 3. University of California, Irvine ….

The Atlantic, Sept. 9, 2019
Medical Researchers Want Your YouTube Videos
But Matthew Bietz, a bioethicist at the University of California at Irvine, argues that the abundance of readily accessible data can obscure the potential privacy risks of scraping sites like YouTube for research. “I think sometimes these [AI studies] are being driven by the people with the tools and not the people with the problem,” he said. Bietz studies how “digital exhaust”— the data we create with our mouse strokes, selfies, and even battery usage—is turned into health data.

Orange County Register, Sept. 8, 2019
Opinion: Irvine can lead fight on climate change, by transitioning to solar
UCI Professor Kev Abazajian, Gianna Lum and UCI doctoral student Benjamin Leffel write, “Our city laid the groundwork to ban CFCs in 1989, the first municipality to do so. A year later, cooperation between the city and UC Irvine’s Nobel laureate Professor of Chemistry Sherwood Rowland led to the creation of what is now ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability, the world’s largest organization of city governments sharing best practices in environmental policy.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Becker’s Hospital Review, Sept. 6, 2019
UC Irvine receives $24M grant for clinical, translational research innovation
The University of California Irvine’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance its innovative research and development efforts. The five-year, $24 million grant will be used to advance “the translation of biomedical research into new and better cures and treatments,” according to Michael Stamos, MD, dean of UC Irvine’s medical school.

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