Forbes, Feb. 13, 2024

America’s Best Large Employers

UCI has been named to Forbes’ 2024 ranking of America’s Best Large Employers. The list rates the university No. 81 overall. The annual rankings are based on a survey of employees at companies with more than 5,000 workers.

KABC Bay Area, Feb. 22, 2024 (Video)

How a Mountain View High School student inspired medical hair loss legislation

Natasha Mesinkovska is the Vice Chair of Clinical Research for the Department of Dermatology at UC Irvine. “Anytime you lose hair it’s not just a cosmetic thing, you’re not healthy so it’s a medical condition,” Mesinkovska said. … “Its not just the scalp hair … it’s the eyebrows, the eyelashes it’s the things in a way makes someone’s identity. That’s what a lot of people who are affected would say you know when I look in the mirror- I can’t recognize who I am.”

Artnet – The Art Angle, Feb. 22, 2024 (Podcast)

The Roots of the Harlem Renaissance—and Its Power Today

To get some perspective on what makes this show such a big deal, art critic Ben Davis spoke to Bridget Cooks. Cooks teaches art history and African American studies at the University of California, Irvine, and is the author of Exhibiting Blackness, an important 2011 book about the history of U.S. museums’ relationship to Black artists. Cooks also happens to be one of a star group of experts who was on the Advisory Committee for this Met show. With “The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism” drawing major attention, they talked about both the history of the Harlem Renaissance itself and the history how museums have treated the subject in the past.

KNX News, Feb. 16, 2024 (Audio)

New UCI study shows how data can help deal with eroding beaches

Not all beaches are eroding, but many are – enough to warrant spending large sums of money to add sand to Southern California’s deteriorating coastlines. But as a new study out of UC Irvine suggests, adding sand might not be the way to go in every case. KNX News reporter Nataly Tavidian spoke with Daniel Kahl, a UC Irvine Ph.D. student who heads the study.

CNBC, Feb. 21, 2024

42-year-old spent $1,000 to launch her Amazon side hustle—now it brings in $33,000 a week

Jenny Woo came up with her seven-figure side hustle in a classroom. … It’s relatively passive profit, too. Between Woo’s four income streams — the games, lecturing at the University of California, Irvine, running an online course on EQ and freelance business consulting — she works anywhere from three to 30 hours per week, she says. … After graduating from the Harvard program, Woo — never one to sit still — moved her family back to Southern California and started an education PhD program at the University of California, Irvine. She graduated in 2022, and is now a lecturer at the college.