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Greg Hickok, a professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine … is skeptical about the mirror neuron theory. … He questions the interpretation of what mirror neurons do, and how widely the theory has been applied in neuroscience.
Kristin Turney, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine … found that children with incarcerated parents were three times more likely to suffer from depression or behavioral problems than the average American child, and twice as likely to suffer from learning disabilities and anxiety.
For decades, American policy towards Cuba has been hijacked by a small cartel of politicos in Florida and their wealthy benefactors. The US embargo is estimated to have cost the Cuban economy close to a trillion dollars over its 53-year span …. President Obama’s decision is courageous, and long overdue. – Luis Suarez-Villa, professor emeritus, University of California, Irvine, USA.
In recent years, UC Irvine’s administration has worked to make sure that anti-Israel activism is “in line with campus codes of conduct.”
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is taking another crack at how it evaluates inventions derived from nature. … But while it’s eager to satisfy the applicants that keep it in business, USPTO also has to respect often murky directions handed down from the courts, says Dan Burk, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine.
Twin sisters Riddhi and Siddhi Khara were in this predicament, each earning an MBA at UC Irvine and struggling to find up-to-date fashionable saris for a decent price, when the idea of a sari rental company came to them. Borrow It Bindaas was born in 2011 and the idea has taken off.
“The biggest factor was the idea that these credit card users were sophisticated financial consumers who could both understand the complex terms of credit card contracts and walk away to better options if they did not like the terms they were being offered,” David Min, assistant professor of banking law at the University of California, Irvine.
For Cuba to compete with heavyweights like Brazil – the source of around one-fifth of the world’s sugar, it would need significant investments …. Steven C. Topik, a Latin American history professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies the history of agricultural commodities in the region. “I don’t think they could have the kind of dominance they had in the past.”
The proposal to increase tuition with targeted increases in financial aid can both increase access and enhance quality. … Andrew J. Policano is director of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at the University of California, Irvine.
Toyota’s Mirai … runs on the most abundant element in the universe and emits only heat and water …. “This is not an alternative to a gasoline vehicle,” says Scott Samuelsen, an engineer and director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. “This is a quantum step up.”
A new UC Irvine-led study is the latest salvo in a longstanding fight over the minimum wage …. David Neumark, a co-author of the paper and a UCI Chancellor’s Professor of Economics, said … “It turns out that it doesn’t matter. Higher minimum wages do destroy jobs.”
“Space-borne and airborne measurements of Earth’s changing shape, surface height and gravity field now allow us to measure and analyze key features of droughts better than ever before,” Jay Famiglietti, a water scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a University of California, Irvine hydrologist, said in the statement.