Category Archives: Education

UC Irvine Talks on the Coronavirus by Dr. Matt Zahn and a Panel

UC Irvine Talks on the Coronavirus by Dr. Matt Zahn and a Panel 2019 Novel Coronavirus:  Current State of Knowledge and Public Health Response.  Feb. 10, 2020. Dr. Matt Zahn, Medical Director of the Communicable Disease Control Division of the … Continue reading

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Democracy Ratings for the US and Countries in the News from the V-Dem Institute

We show graphs over time of the US and countries in the news, for five categories.  The ratings go from 1900 through 2018, unless only fewer years are available.  The source of the ratings is the V-Dem Institute at V-dem.net. … Continue reading

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The United States and the World in the Freedom in the World 2019 Ratings

We show graphs in the Freedom House report “Freedom in the World 2019” by Freedom House at freedomhouse.org, for both the United States, and for World countries. We show the decline in the US Freedom rating over 10 years from … Continue reading

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The Times Higher Education World Ranking of Physical Sciences in California Universities

Today, the Times Higher Education came out with their world rankings of Physical Sciences Schools in world universities.  As usual, we cite the world’s top 15, and then just the California Universities.  Three of the top 10 Universities are in … Continue reading

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US News Best Value Ratings Seems to Neglect UC Tuition Reductions

US News Best Value Ratings Seems to Neglect UC Tuition Reductions The University of California campuses have the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan which reduces or waives UC tuitions depending on family income.  This social equity program waives the $12,570 … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Graduate Programs in US News 2020 Rankings

UC Irvine Graduate Programs in US News 2020 Rankings Most programs’ rankings are ties, so we don’t bother noting that.  Most subprogram rankings require a subscription.  Even if I paid, I couldn’t publish them.  Those listed here are publicly listed. … Continue reading

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Top 20 US Universities and Top California Universities in US News 2020 Rankings

Top 20 US Universities and top California Universities in US News & World Report 2020 Rankings Repeated numbers are ties.  Otherwise, we do not note when there are ties. 1 Princeton 2 Harvard 3 Columbia 3 MIT 3 Yale 6 … Continue reading

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Top 10 US Public Universities, and top California Universities in US News 2020 Rankings

Top 10 US Public Universities, and top California Universities in US News 2020 Rankings WE present the top 10 public colleges and leading California universities in the US News & World Report 2020 Rankings.  Repeated numbers are ties.  We do … Continue reading

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Comparison of Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UCLA in Times Higher Education Scores

In order to see what other California Universities have to aspire to to reach the top 20 worldwide, we compare Stanford (ranked 3rd), UC Berkeley (ranked 15th), and UCLA (ranked 17th).  Sorry, Cal Tech, we are just concerned with general … Continue reading

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UC Irvine World and US Scores in the Times Higher Education Rankings

UC Irvine World Scores in the Times Higher Education Rankings Scores are more explanatory than relative rankings.  UC Irvine is ranked 96 among worldwide universities. Our overall score was 62.7.  This is a steady increase from our score of 54.1 … Continue reading

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