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The Wall Street Journal , April 18, 2014

Anti-discrimination laws didn’t help older men get back to work

“These results provide very little evidence that stronger state age discrimination protections helped older workers weather the Great Recession,” wrote David Neumark and Patrick Button. “In fact, the opposite may have occurred ….”

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Fast Company, April 18, 2014

What’s the real value of learning more than one programming language?

“Not only are languages different tools for different jobs, but they are technologies that shape how you think about programming,” says Richard Pattis, a senior lecturer of informatics at UC Irvine who invented the Karel educational programming language in 1981.

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Forbes , April 18, 2014

4 surprising truths about workplace productivity

Many of us claim to not like busywork. A study lead by UC Irvine found employees were actually happiest when performing these rote tasks.

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Orange County Register, April 18, 2014

Future fuel

According to Dr. Scott Samuelsen, director of UC Irvine’s National Fuel Cell Research Center, which determined the number and approximate areas for the hydrogen fueling stations needed to support widespread adoption of fuel cell vehicles, sewer gas generates the fewest greenhouse gases as a hydrogen source.

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e! Science News, April 18, 2014

Study IDs new cause of brain bleeding immediately after stroke

By discovering a new mechanism that allows blood to enter the brain immediately after a stroke, researchers at UC Irvine and the Salk Institute have opened the door to new therapies that may limit or prevent stroke-induced brain damage.

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OC Weekly, April 18, 2014

Scott Turow, lawyer-turned-bestselling author, speaks to UC Irvine Law school students today

UC Irvine law school students find out this evening what they should do with their post-lawyering days – you know, when they can really make the big bucks – as lawyer-turned-bestselling novelist Scott Turow shares his secrets.

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US News & World Report, April 17, 2014

5 ways to improve your financial knowledge

Take a college course. UC Irvine’s Distance Learning Center provides the personal finance foundation you need to excel through an online learning platform.

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Southern California Public Radio, April 17, 2014

FAQ: How can you still get measles even after being vaccinated

The vaccine should still provide some protection and prevent the serious side effects of measles, that can lead to brain damage and death, says Dr. Susan Huang, medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine.

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Orange County Register , April 17, 2014

UCI, Chapman students craft apps to aid people with autism

Students from UC Irvine and Chapman University are competing this week in the second annual Autism App Jam for the right to say, “There’s an app for that.”

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Sramana Mitra, April 17, 2014

Thought leaders in online education: Gary Matkin, dean of continuing education, UC Irvine (Part 2)

Gary Matkin: “Open education resources will expand dramatically beyond formal higher education. The big driver here is the need for more and more people to become better and better educated.”

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Orange County Register , April 17, 2014

Turner bouncing back as hoops coach at UCI

Turner bouncing back as hoops coach at UCI

UC Irvine men’s basketball coach Russell Turner is looking forward to continuing as UC Irvine’s basketball coach. Speculation that Turner might become the new coach at Cal ended Tuesday. PDF

 

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Orange County Register, April 17, 2014

Erwin Chemerinsky: Tighten rules for cellphone searches

The court should use this case as the occasion for emphatically declaring that the contents of a person’s cellphone, like the contents of one’s desk or dresser, are protected by the Fourth Amendment until and unless the police get a search warrant says the dean of UC Irvine School of Law.

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