Category Archives: University Funding

The Importance of Indirect Costs to Universities, Hospitals, and Non-profits

The importance of indirect costs to Universities, Hospitals, and Non-profits The NIH 2018 budget was cut 18% for research by claiming that there was a lot of fraud in University use of the funds, justifying the drastic cut of indirect costs from … Continue reading

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Impressions from the March for Science in Washington, DC

Impressions from the March For Science in Washington, DC.   Many of the speakers are young, and they speak with emotion and fervor, which is not something that an old and calm blogger like me. That is what the movement … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Congress, Conservation, Donald Trump, Education, Endangered Species Act, Energy Efficiency, EPA, Federal University Funding, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, March for Science Washington DC, NIH, NOAA, Renewable Energy, Trump Administration, Trump on Climate Change, University Funding | Leave a comment

NIH Funding Cuts in the Trump Budget

NIH Funding Cuts in the Trump Budget The NIH is under the Department Health and Human Services. H&HS in the OMB’s “America First, Make America Great Again” Budget is scheduled for a 17.9% cut of $15.1 billion down to $69 … Continue reading

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Trump’s Oil Soaked, Stingy, Skinny Budget

Trump’s Oil Soaked, Stingy, Skinny Budget The skinny budget clearly tells us who Trump hates: old people who aren’t rich and are declining, poor and minority youth, smart scientists, and anyone who researches or wants to act on climate change. … Continue reading

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UC Campuses Support Free Speech. Trump is Wrong to Threaten UC Berkeley.

UC Campuses Support Free Speech. Trump is Wrong to Threaten UC Berkeley. Most, if not all, UC campuses have been afflicted with their Young Republicans provocatively inviting racist, misogynist, and anti-Muslim provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on their campuses, sometimes … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Out-of-State and Foreign Student Enrollment

UC Irvine Out-of-State and Foreign Student Enrollment The three current crises for our students are the status of “dreamers”, of students born here who may have illegal family members, and of students from the seven travel-paused and extreme vetting Muslim … Continue reading

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Answering Attacks on Philosophy and Liberal Arts Subjects

  I use this blog not only to comment on Energy and Environment issues, but also on Education issues, and on the defense of Scientific thinking. I am not using it for Politics, except as it affects the above issues. … Continue reading

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The Times Higher Education Rankings and UC Irvine

Here we analyze how UC Irvine did in The Times Higher Education Rankings of 2015-2016. The Times Higher Education Overall Score is based on: Teaching (30%) (Reputation 12%, Doctorates, Students to Faculty); Research (30%) (Reputation 18%, Income, Productivity); Citations  (30%); … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Places Number One in the NY Times College Access Index

UC Irvine has placed top in the Nation in the NY Times College Access Index. UC Campuses have also placed one to five and seventh in the nation. The rankings are based on the share of students who get Pell … Continue reading

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UC Campuses Crown the Rankings in US News Top Public Universities, 2016

We list the California Public Universities that ranked in the top 100 Public National Universities.  We also add the rest of the top 10 public Universities for comparison.  We also show the tuition and fees, which are fairly close for … Continue reading

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