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KTLA 5, July 6, 2015

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The Dalai Lama in Orange County today is going to be delivering lectures at the UC Irvine campus. It is also his 80th birthday …. They are expecting a huge crowd here as well in Irvine, and a lot of people are already starting to show up for the events today. He has been drawing all these crowds for the past several days in his So Cal Jubilee.

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Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2015

Meet the man who got the Dalai Lama to Orange County for his 80th birthday

On Monday, his actual birthday, he [Dalai Lama] will lead two discussions at UC Irvine about climate change and wisdom …. Thomas A. Parham, UC Irvine’s vice chancellor for student affairs, said the topic of sustainability suits the campus. UC Irvine has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for its food waste recycling and recently added a zero-emission bus to its fleet.

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The New York Times, July 6, 2015

Dalai Lama celebrates 80th birthday with California summit

It won’t be a small, private affair when the Dalai Lama celebrates his 80th birthday this weekend in Southern California. Hundreds of well-wishers are expected at a three-day Global Compassion Summit to mark the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader’s big day, with events Sunday through Tuesday at Anaheim’s Honda Center and the University of California, Irvine.

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The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2015

Clinton reaches out (and out and out!) for 2016 policy ideas

“It was made clear that we weren’t just going to sit down for an hour,” said Katie Porter, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, and expert in consumer bankruptcy. “We were going to think, refine our ideas and have more conversations.” PDF

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The Sacramento Bee, July 6, 2015

Their video study guides aim to keep it sketchy

The SketchyMedical animations were launched more than two years ago after drawings that Berg shared on Facebook to help him and his classmates study in UC Irvine School of Medicine drew attention online from other students. Berg teamed up with his classmates, contracting with artists to draw the sketches and enlisting the help of other medical students to write the explanations.

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KCRW, July 2, 2015

The Dalai Lama celebrates his birthday by spreading compassion

The Dalai Lama has a long association with UC Irvine, and he’s chosen to celebrate his 80th birthday there next Monday.  Starting the day before, he’ll be part of Orange County’s three-day Global Compassion Summit. We hear more from Dr. Thomas Parham, vice chancellor of student affairs on the campus ….

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Orange County Register, July 2, 2015

Lives improved by high court rulings

The two most important Supreme Court decisions of the year will each have a dramatic, beneficial effect on people’s lives. …  It does not always happen, but the court made people’s lives, and our society, much better with its rulings last week. … Erwin Chemerinsky is dean of the UC Irvine School of Law.

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CNN, July 2, 2015

Space could be the battlefield for World War III

In another example of science fiction crossing with science reality, astronomers at UC Irvine are exploring the mounting of a laser onto the new telescope to be put on the International Space Station in 2017.

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Enstars, July 2, 2015

Lisa Schwartz YouTube: ‘Lisbug’ dishes on her video career, unique ideas & her role on ‘Talking Tom’

YouTube star Lisa Schwartz has more than one million followers online, and is never afraid to push the limits that cause her audience to tear up from laughter. … Enstars recently caught up with Schwartz to talk about how she comes up with her wacky ideas and her gig as a talking cat. … Lisa Schwartz: I studied theater at UC Irvine ….

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The Hollywood Reporter, July 2, 2015

12 VIP things to do this summer in LA

What: The Dalai Lama’s Global Compassion Summit and 80th Birthday Celebration

When: July 5-7

Where: The Honda Center in Anaheim and the UC Irvine campus

Why: His Holiness is an incredible force for good and peace.

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Daily Pilot, July 1, 2015

On theater: UCI bringing Shakespeare into modern age

Shakespeare under the stars has become a summer fixture at UC Irvine, where the university’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its fourth season …. The festival is under the direction of its founder and artistic director, Eli Simon, a Chancellor’s Professor of acting in UCI’s drama department.

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Los Angeles Times, July 1, 2015

Supreme Court to hear California teacher’s suit – a ‘life or death’ case for unions

Catherine Fisk, a labor law expert at UC Irvine, noted that it takes only four votes to hear an appeal, but five are needed for a majority decision. … She said, “Justice Scalia may be crucial.” Scalia wrote in 1991 that because public-sector unions had a legal duty to represent all employees who had grievances or other problems, it was reasonable to require all workers to pay their fair share of the cost.

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