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Newswise: Tracking the origin of southern California's latest invasive pest
Released: 23-Sep-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Tracking the origin of southern California's latest invasive pest
Florida Museum of Natural History

In 2012, a crop of California's most prized ornamental trees was overrun by an invisible invader.

Newswise: Report reveals inequity in electricity pricing, calls for rate reform to help fight climate change
Released: 22-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Report reveals inequity in electricity pricing, calls for rate reform to help fight climate change
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

In a report released today, UC Berkeley researchers analyze the impact of a hidden electricity "tax” on Californians. They recommend two significant policy reforms to ease the burden on low-income households and spur consumer interest in the adoption of electric vehicles, heat pumps, and other electric technology.

   
Newswise: The no-tech way to preserve California’s state grass
Released: 22-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT
The no-tech way to preserve California’s state grass
University of California, Riverside

Though it is disappearing, California’s official state grass has the ability to live for 100 years or more. New research demonstrates that sheep and cattle can help it achieve that longevity.

Released: 21-Sep-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Study finds potentially dangerous levels of arsenic in California prison drinking water
University of California, Berkeley

Ten years after the state of California recognized the human right to water, hundreds of thousands of residents still rely on drinking water that contains dangerous levels of contaminants, including the highly toxic mineral arsenic.

   
Newswise: Lifting Up California Communities
Released: 20-Sep-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Lifting Up California Communities
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, some of the CSU's Latinx university leaders reflect on their journey and inspiration.

Newswise: CSU Trustees Award 23 Top Student Scholars for Outstanding Achievement
Released: 12-Sep-2022 5:05 PM EDT
CSU Trustees Award 23 Top Student Scholars for Outstanding Achievement
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CSU Trustees Award 23 Top Student Scholars for Outstanding Achievement

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Released: 12-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT
UCI is ranked among nation’s top 10 public universities for eighth year in a row
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 12, 2022 — The University of California, Irvine has been ranked eighth among the nation’s public universities – and 34th overall, an improvement of two spots – on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 list of “Best Colleges,” released today. This is the eighth consecutive year in which UCI has placed in the top 10.

Newswise: Violence is Common and Increasing in Pandemic-Era California
Released: 8-Sep-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Violence is Common and Increasing in Pandemic-Era California
University of California San Diego

A new report finds physical and sexual violence are an increasing ‘epidemic’ in California; UC San Diego researchers call for health equity-based reform.

Released: 8-Sep-2022 3:05 PM EDT
UCI’s School of Education relaunches the Environmental and Climate Change and Literacy Projects
University of California, Irvine

EVENT:  The School of Education at the University of California, Irvine, will host a relaunch event for the Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Projects, a partnership between the University of California and California State University systems. The ECCLPs are focused on advancing pre-kindergarten to 12th grade environmental and climate change literacy, justice and action.

Released: 7-Sep-2022 12:35 PM EDT
New Study Finds Racial and Ethnic Differences in Perception and Use of ‘Red Flag’ Laws
UC Davis Health

Although extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs) show promise in preventing firearm violence, new research from the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program finds racial and ethnic differences in how ERPOs are perceived and used in California.

Newswise: What’s New at the CSU
Released: 6-Sep-2022 1:05 PM EDT
What’s New at the CSU
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

These advancements aim to improve the overall experience for CSU students.

Newswise: The scent that could save California’s avocado
Released: 2-Sep-2022 10:40 AM EDT
The scent that could save California’s avocado
University of California, Riverside

UC Riverside scientists are on the hunt for a chemical that disrupts “evil” weevils’ mating and prevents them from destroying California’s supply of avocados.

Newswise: Ed Clark Appointed CSU Chief Information Officer
Released: 31-Aug-2022 7:05 PM EDT
Ed Clark Appointed CSU Chief Information Officer
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The California State University (CSU) has appointed Ed Clark, Ed.D., to serve as Chief Information Officer. Dr. Clark currently serves as the Vice President for Innovation and Technology Services, CIO and Chief Digital Officer at the University of St. Thomas, the largest private college in Minnesota.

Released: 23-Aug-2022 1:50 PM EDT
UCI’s Center for Jewish Studies and Office of Inclusive Excellence join Jewish Federation of Orange County to host “Driving Out Darkness,” a summit focused on combating antisemitism
University of California, Irvine

EVENT:  UCI’s Center for Jewish Studies and Office of Inclusive Excellence join Jewish Federation of Orange County to host “Driving Out Darkness,” a one-day immersive learning experience for leaders across all sectors of the Orange County community, including civic, government, non-profit, faith-based, education, media and law enforcement.

Newswise: CSU Summer Bridge Program Builds Community for EOP students
Released: 22-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT
CSU Summer Bridge Program Builds Community for EOP students
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

A transitional program is helping first-time students from historically underserved backgrounds realize their potential.

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Released: 17-Aug-2022 7:05 PM EDT
Chancellor Koester: Aligning the CSU’s Mission and Actions
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Learn more about Dr. Jolene Koester and her goals for the California State University during this transformational time.

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Released: 15-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
UC San Diego Named 5th Best Public University by Academic Ranking of World Universities
University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego has been ranked 5th among the nation’s best public universities for its award-winning faculty and alumni, academic performance and impactful research. The new 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranking was released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, which also named UC San Diego 16th among colleges in the nation and 21st in the world.

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Released: 10-Aug-2022 4:15 PM EDT
What is a Polytechnic University?
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

“The polytechnic designation defines what we’ve been doing here in Humboldt for years for prospective students, their families and for employers.” –Jenn Capps, Ph.D., Cal Poly Humboldt Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Newswise: UC San Diego Researchers Add Monkeypox to Wastewater Surveillance
Released: 10-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT
UC San Diego Researchers Add Monkeypox to Wastewater Surveillance
UC San Diego Health

A UC San Diego-led program that monitors wastewater for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and which has effectively predicted subsequent surges in COVID-19 cases in San Diego has been expanded to detect the presence of monkeypox.

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Released: 8-Aug-2022 4:10 PM EDT
UCI hosts Warrior-Scholar Project boot camp for fourth year
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 8, 2022 – The University of California, Irvine will host a Warrior-Scholar Project academic boot camp this summer for the fourth year in a row. WSP prepares military veterans for transitioning back to the classroom environment at the nation’s most prestigious research universities, including UCI. The goal of WSP is to empower enlisted veterans and service members to excel at four-year universities.

Newswise: Destination Makers
Released: 28-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Destination Makers
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Meet CSU alumni supporting California’s thriving tourism and hospitality industry.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Ranked #2 Hospital in Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Released: 27-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Ranked #2 Hospital in Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai has been named the #2 hospital in the nation and #1 in California in U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals 2022-23" rankings.

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Released: 19-Jul-2022 2:35 PM EDT
UCI awarded $1 million from Templeton Foundation for Anteater Virtues program
University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine has received a $1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to expand its Anteater Virtues project, which promotes intellectual character traits that help students develop into more inquisitive, open-minded and authentic individuals. UCI is the only research university in the U.

Newswise: CSU Campuses are Among the Country's Top Producers of Fulbright Scholars
Released: 18-Jul-2022 6:05 PM EDT
CSU Campuses are Among the Country's Top Producers of Fulbright Scholars
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Faculty are bringing an international perspective home to CSU students and helping find solutions to global problems through the prestigious scholarship.

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Released: 14-Jul-2022 4:15 PM EDT
UCI Study: California’s Trees Are Dying, and Might Not Be Coming Back
University of California, Irvine

The State of California is banking on its forests to help reduce planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But that element of the state’s climate-change solution arsenal may be in jeopardy, as new research from the University of California, Irvine reports that trees in California’s mountain ranges and open spaces are dying from wildfires and other pressures – and fewer new trees are filling the void.

Newswise: Vanya Quiñones Appointed President of California State University, Monterey Bay
Released: 13-Jul-2022 11:40 AM EDT
Vanya Quiñones Appointed President of California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Vanya Quiñones Appointed President of California State University, Monterey Bay

Newswise: An Open Road to Education
Released: 11-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT
An Open Road to Education
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Seven CSU campuses received funding through the state’s K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program to eliminate equity gaps in higher education and workforce participation.

Newswise: UCLA Fielding School Project Shows Health Effects of Extreme Heat Across California at the Community Level
11-Jul-2022 9:00 AM EDT
UCLA Fielding School Project Shows Health Effects of Extreme Heat Across California at the Community Level
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA Fielding School project shows health effects of extreme heat across California at the community level; tool shows which communities are at greatest risk of harm during extreme heat days.

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Released: 8-Jul-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Seven UCI faculty members named Hellman Fellows for 2022-23
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 8, 2022 — Seven assistant professors at UCI will receive Hellman Fellowships, which are bestowed annually to support research by junior faculty. They join an elite group of 70 UCI Hellman Fellows since 2013, when the Hellman Fellows Fund established the program here. The program began in 1995 at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego and has since expanded organically to all UC institutions.

   
Newswise: Methodist Hospital of Southern California joins Keck Medicine of USC as USC Arcadia Hospital
Released: 6-Jul-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Methodist Hospital of Southern California joins Keck Medicine of USC as USC Arcadia Hospital
Keck Medicine of USC

Methodist Hospital of Southern California joins Keck Medicine of USC as USC Arcadia Hospital

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Released: 5-Jul-2022 1:50 PM EDT
State Awards $1.8 Million to Expand UCI’s in-Prison B.A. Program
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 5, 2022 — The state of California, through an agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature, has allocated $1.8 million to expand the University of California, Irvine’s Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees effort, the first in-prison B.A. program in the UC system. LIFTED enables incarcerated individuals at the Richard J.

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Released: 28-Jun-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Action for Equity: Digital Degree Planners
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

How CSU digital degree planners enable underserved students to confidently map out their path to graduation.

Newswise: CSU Community Shows Out for Hill Day
Released: 28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
CSU Community Shows Out for Hill Day
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Students, employees and CSU leadership came together to advocate for doubling the maximum Pell Grant and federal support for undocumented students, among other priorities.

Newswise: Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee Appointed Interim President of Sonoma State University
Released: 27-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee Appointed Interim President of Sonoma State University
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee Appointed Interim President of Sonoma State University

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Released: 27-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Joe C. Wen and family donate $20 million to support the new UCI Health Center for Advanced Care
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 27, 2022 — Supported by a $20 million gift from Joe C. Wen and his family, the UCI Health outpatient clinical facility at the new UCI Health–Irvine complex will bring specialty clinical expertise closer to coastal and south Orange County residents on the UCI campus. “The Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care at UCI Health–Irvine will play a special role in the life of south Orange County because of our unique ability to marshal all the resources of a comprehensive research university in support of delivering the best and most up-to-date care,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman.

Released: 23-Jun-2022 1:35 PM EDT
Disaster Scientist Explores Role of Place Attachment Following California Wildfires
University at Albany, State University of New York

Homeowners across the United States are not only experiencing higher mortgage rates and property costs, they’re also at risk of damage from an increasing number of disasters linked to natural hazards, including wildfires.

   
Newswise: Children's Hospital Los Angeles: 
The Best Care for Kids in California and the West Coast
Released: 14-Jun-2022 12:05 AM EDT
Children's Hospital Los Angeles: The Best Care for Kids in California and the West Coast
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

U.S. News has again ranked CHLA as the top children’s hospital in California and in the survey’s Pacific U.S. region—which encompasses Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. CHLA also made the publication’s annual Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for the 14th consecutive year—every year since its inception—finishing No. 8 in the United States in this showcase of the nation’s leading destinations for pediatric medical care.

Newswise: Children's Hospital Los Angeles:
美国加州和太平洋地区最好的儿童护理机构
14-Jun-2022 12:05 AM EDT
Children's Hospital Los Angeles: 美国加州和太平洋地区最好的儿童护理机构
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

《美国新闻与世界报道》再次将 CHLA 评为其本州加利福尼亚州和美国太平洋地区(包括阿拉斯加州、加利福尼亚州、夏威夷州、俄勒冈州和华盛顿州)的最佳儿童医院。CHLA 还连续 14 年(自该排名诞生以来从未缺席)入选该刊年度“最佳儿童医院榜”——美国领先儿科机构权威榜单——最终名列第 8 位。

14-Jun-2022 12:05 AM EDT
مستشفى الأطفال في لوس أنجلوس: نوفر لكم أفضل رعاية للأطفال في كاليفورنيا والمحيط الهادئ، الولايات المتحدة
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

لوس أنجلوس (14 يونيو 2022) - يواصل مستشفى (CHLA) لطب وعلاج الأطفال في لوس أنجلوس تنفيذ خطته لكونه أفضل مستشفى في كاليفورنيا لرعاية الأطفال وتقديم الخدمات المتخصصة، وفقًا لمجلة U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 التي ذكرت قائمة أفضل مستشفيات الأطفال لعام 2022-23، والتي تم نشرها اليوم.

Newswise: Hospital Infantil de Los Ángeles: La mejor atención para niños en California y el Pacífico de los EE.UU.
14-Jun-2022 12:05 AM EDT
Hospital Infantil de Los Ángeles: La mejor atención para niños en California y el Pacífico de los EE.UU.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

U.S. News ha clasificado de nuevo al CHLA como el mejor hospital pediátrico en el estado de California y en el Pacífico de los Estados Unidos, una región que abarca los estados de Alaska, California, Hawái, Oregón y Washington. El CHLA también se encuentra en el cuadro de honor anual de la publicación de los mejores hospitales para niños por decimocuarto año consecutivo, todos los años desde el inicio de la clasificación, en donde obtuvo el puesto n. 8 en los Estados Unidos en esta muestra de los principales destinos del país para la atención médica pediátrica.

Released: 13-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Philanthropist Stacey Nicholas Pledges $3 Million to School of Education
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., June 13, 2022 — A $3 million gift from longtime University of California, Irvine supporter Stacey Nicholas will advance the School of Education’s ambitious projects for improving environmental and climate change literacy in California’s classrooms. The funding will create a new $2 million endowment fund for the Stacey Nicholas Endowed Chair in Environmental Education to support the teaching, research and service activities of the chair holder.

Released: 7-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT
California’s ‘red flag’ law utilized for 58 threatened mass shootings
UC Davis Health

A new study from the Violence Prevention Research Program shows that California’s “red flag” law was utilized for 58 threatened mass shootings during the first three years after it was implemented. The majority of GVROs (96.5%) were filed by law enforcement officers to prevent threatened violence.

Newswise: California’s First 100% Renewable Multi-Customer Microgrid is Now Operational
Released: 7-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
California’s First 100% Renewable Multi-Customer Microgrid is Now Operational
Cal Poly Humboldt

California’s first 100% renewable energy, front-of-the-meter, multi-customer microgrid is now fully operational. Located in Humboldt County, California, the microgrid provides energy resilience for the regional airport and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station.

Newswise: Kristine Collins is named dean of the UCI Division of Continuing Education
Released: 1-Jun-2022 1:10 PM EDT
Kristine Collins is named dean of the UCI Division of Continuing Education
University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine has appointed Kristine Collins to be its dean of the Division of Continuing Education, following a North American-wide search. She will assume the post on Aug. 22.

Newswise: Bright Minds of the Future
Released: 31-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Bright Minds of the Future
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The 36th Annual CSU Student Research Competition showcased the CSU’s innovative scholars.

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Released: 26-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Sherry Main Is Named Vice Chancellor of Strategic Communications & Public Affairs
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., May 26, 2022 — Sherry L.K. Main, an accomplished higher education communications leader with a proven commitment to diversity and inclusion, has been named vice chancellor for strategic communications & public affairs at the University of California, Irvine, following a nationwide search. She will assume the post on June 1.

Newswise: Scientists Gain Ground on Rare Congenital Neurological Disorder
Released: 20-May-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Scientists Gain Ground on Rare Congenital Neurological Disorder
Cedars-Sinai

Two recent discoveries co-led by scientists at Cedars-Sinai may help lead to new ways to treat patients with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS), a brain development disorder that causes severe intellectual disability and problems with movement.

Newswise: California Condor Chick Hatches on Live “Condor Cam”
Released: 19-May-2022 3:50 PM EDT
California Condor Chick Hatches on Live “Condor Cam”
Cornell University

A brand-new endangered California Condor chick hatched on May 14, and viewers can watch live as the little one grows up to become a majestic denizen of the skies.

9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Many Historically “Redlined” California Communities Have Higher COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

One of the legacies of “redlining” may be higher incidence and mortality rates of COVID-19 affecting the largely minority and poor residents of these neighborhoods, according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference. ” Redlining is a Great Depression-era federal policy in which neighborhoods with large ethnic/racial minority groups were denied federal resources.


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