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The Washington Post, November 21, 2014

Where to go to college to make the most money – for each major

As for everybody who tells you that majoring in the humanities is career suicide? … As you can see, Berkeley, Northwestern, UC Irvine, and even Cal Poly alums all do well themselves – just like in their other majors.

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Orange County Register, November 21, 2014

Protests don’t stop UC regents from tuition hikes of up to 5 percent a year

UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman, who attended the vote and backed the tuition plan, said he understands the students’ frustration, and he has been talking to UCI student leaders. But he said the effort now needs to go to state officials to give more money to universities.

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Time, November 21, 2014

3 ways to have a happier, healthier retirement

Keep on moving …. Doing something to get your muscles working every day is critical, but it doesn’t have to be a lot – even as little as 15 minutes a day is enough to add years to your lifespan, according to Maria Corrada, an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine.

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Orange County Register, November 21, 2014

The look of a game changer

According to Scott Samuelsen, director of UC Irvine’s National Fuel Cell Research Center … even if every vehicle in the state were to suddenly convert to hydrogen, just 15 percent as many hydrogen fueling stations would be needed as gasoline stations if they are put in the right locations. PDF

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Orange County Register, November 21, 2014

Allergan sale could generate startups

Irvine-based Allergan will join a list of local companies that are mere subsidiaries of larger corporations …. In Orange County “most of the innovation has been from smaller companies and startups. Allergan wasn’t really the center of that,” said Philip Bromiley, professor of strategic management at UC Irvine’s Merage School of Business.

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Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2014

Op-Ed: On immigration policy, the law and facts are on Obama’s side

The heated Republican rhetoric in response to President Obama’s immigration announcement is unquestionably table-pounding. … As a matter of law, however, it is absolutely clear that Obama has the authority to decide not to prosecute or deport anyone he chooses. … Erwin Chemerinsky is dean of the UC Irvine School of Law.

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The Conversation, November 21, 2014

The president’s executive order: What difference will it make for immigrants?

Jennifer Lee, professor of sociology, University of California, Irvine. Under President Obama’s plan, an estimated half a million of the 1.5 undocumented Asian Americans will also be protected. However, the President’s plan does not address visa backlogs, which is a pressing issue for Asian Americans; there are currently 1.8 million people in Asian countries who have been waiting for decades for a family sponsored visa.

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Scientific American, November 20, 2014

Sewage could provide fuel of the future

“I love it. It’s like my baby,” said Brouwer, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He’s been working in collaboration with FuelCell Energy on the tri-generation plant for more than a decade. … “We use so much fuel that we can’t replace all of our transportation demand with this,” he said. “But we can replace a big chunk of it. And that’s very important.”

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The Atlantic, November 20, 2014

Why God will not die

I have been working as an editor for seven years on the massive new Norton Anthology of World Religions, which earnestly aims to put a century of comparative religious scholarship at the disposal of a public, including policy makers, struggling with the political consequences of involuntary religious mingling on a planet without a religious majority. … [Jack Miles is a Distinguished Professor of English at UCI.]

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Orange County Register, November 20, 2014

Jesse Jackson joins UCI panel on Ebola and civil rights

Don’t reject the infected, reject the infection. That was the message civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered …. Joining Jackson in the forum were Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, Andrew Noymer, associate professor at UCI’s Department of Public Health, Dr. George W. Woods from the International Academy of Law and Mental Health and Michele Goodwin, professor of law at UCI.

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Press Enterprise, November 20, 2014

Corona: Hospital partners with UC Irvine

UC Irvine doctors will advise physicians at Corona Regional Medical Center under a new partnership that hospital officials said will enhance their medical care. … “This affiliation is a logical extension,” said Terry A. Belmont, CEO of UCI Health, which operates the clinical, medical education and research areas of the university. “We’re already helping Corona physicians with difficult pregnancies.”

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Orange County Business Journal, November 20, 2014

UCI nabs stem ed grant

The University of California, Irvine will work with three community colleges to recruit and retain women and minority students to study science, technology, engineering and math at the schools, an effort supported in part by a $1.8 million grant. … Funds will also help launch FabWorks, a “rapid design, innovation and prototyping” workshop at UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering with “open studio space for students to design and build things,” the university said.

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