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MSNBC, September 30, 2014

Supreme Court orders cuts to early voting in Ohio

Rick Hasen, a prominent election law scholar at the University of California, Irvine, suggested that the ruling was appropriate. “The Ohio case did not involve significant burdens, and the theories accepted by the district court and 6th Circuit panel were vast constitutional expansions of voting rights,” he wrote on his blog.

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Fortune, September 30, 2014

Are women more likely than men to be whistleblowers?

Watkins points to research on gender and risk by Judy Rosener, a professor emerita at the University of California, Irvine. “Women tend to see the downside of risk while men tend to see the upside, which means women tend to take less risk.”

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Southern California Public Radio, September 30, 2014

Could the Supreme Court definitively decide on same-sex marriage this year?

Douglas NeJaime, professor of law at UC Irvine, explains what the court could possibly do and what questions it sidestepped last year.

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The Atlantic, September 30, 2014

The rise of the M.D./M.B.A. degree

Chandler estimates that there are about 500 students in joint M.D./M.B.A. programs across the country this year. She runs the joint degree program at UC Irvine, where 20 percent of medical students in the incoming class are doing the M.D./M.B.A. program.

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Vox, September 30, 2014

The hidden history of protest in China and Hong Kong

I spoke to historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom, the Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine. … We discussed why these protests are happening now, why the Chinese government is so worried about the demonstrations, and the unique role students play in Hong Kong and Chinese protest more broadly.

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The New York Times, September 29, 2014

In creating ‘Martyrs’ Day,’ China promotes a vision of the past

Hu Ying, a professor of literature at the University of California, Irvine, said use of the word “martyr” had a long tradition in China. … “The party wants to keep hold of this term ‘martyr,’ ” she said, “and not allow it to be used by other groups.”

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The Washington Post, September 29, 2014

Law school dean to the Supreme Court: This love affair is over

His conclusion? “The court has frequently failed, throughout American history, at its most important tasks, at its most important moments. This is not easy for me to conclude or to say.” In an interview, [Erwin] Chemerinsky, 61, an unapologetic liberal and dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine, seems a bit surprised at himself.

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Los Angeles Times, September 29, 2014

What does Bill Gross’ departure from Pimco mean for your 401(k)?

“To be honest, I don’t think it will have an immediate impact,” said Christopher Schwarz, an associate professor of finance at The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. “Generally speaking, once you’re in a fund you almost never leave, unless something incredible happens.”

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Bookforum, September 29, 2014

Black-robed reactionaries

Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law and one of the most accomplished litigators and scholars of his generation, argues in The Case Against the Supreme Court that the justices’ bad old ways are coming back. Increasingly, they back big business, prosecutors and representatives of the white majority.

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Robb Report, September 29, 2014

Driven to abstraction

On October 11, the University of California, Irvine will debut Ed Moses: Cross Section, a large retrospective of Moses’s work, including two of the Tokitas’ paintings, which is then expected to travel internationally.

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Daily Nation, September 29, 2014

Ngugi to be feted on 50th anniversary of first novel

Kenya’s veteran writer and Nobel Prize for Literature front-runner Ngugi wa Thiong’o is set to be feted at home next month. … Ngugi teaches at the University of California, Irvine.

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Smithsonian, September 29, 2014

Using natural gas will only delay renewable energy

Abundant natural gas … will also “delay the use and price-competitiveness of lower-carbon renewable energy sources,” writes lead author Christine Shearer and her colleagues in the report.

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