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The New York Times, October 23, 2014

Supreme Court edits a dissent, and admits it

The error was noted Tuesday by Richard L. Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine. A court spokeswoman said that Justice Ginsburg’s assertion about those IDs had been deleted from her dissent and that the justice had also made “small stylistic changes” to her opinion.

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Scientific American, October 23, 2014

Can general anesthesia trigger dementia?

The molecules in anesthesia “can trigger other mechanisms that have nothing to do with anesthesia itself,” says Maria Lioudyno, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine. Including “processes that may be linked to neurodegeneration.”

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NPR, October 23, 2014

Justice Ginsburg revises Texas voter ID dissent, then announces it

Three days after the opinion was released, professor Richard Hasen of the University of California, Irvine said on his election law blog that the state does in fact accept the Veterans Affairs IDs. Upon confirmation of that fact by the Texas secretary of state’s office, Ginsburg amended her opinion.

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The Atlantic, October 23, 2014

Let the body rest, for the sake of the brain

Led by Steven J. Frenda of the University of California, Irvine, the study found that of the 193 people tested, participants who slept for less than five hours a night were significantly more likely to say they had seen a news video when they in fact never had. The sleep-deprived group was also more suggestible.

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Los Angeles Times, October 23, 2014

Holiday airfares are rising amid record airline profits

Jan Brueckner, an economics professor at UC Irvine, is not as critical of airlines. “Airlines have been historically big money losers, so having airlines make a profit is a good thing,” Brueckner said. “It means the industry is healthy.”

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Los Angeles Times, October 22, 2014

Southland’s bad-air days jump in 2014; hot, stagnant weather blamed

Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, a chemistry professor at UC Irvine who directs the research institute AirUCI, said Southern California’s upswing in bad-air days this year “is likely to be a statistically insignificant blip on a declining ozone trend.”

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Zocalo Public Square, October 22, 2014

The media can’t let us take democratic rights for granted

The media – a so-called “fourth branch of government” – has an obligation to remind us not of our partisan, ethnic, gender, or geographic identities, but of our democratic identity. … Jennifer M. Ramos is associate professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University and visiting associate researcher at UC Irvine.

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OC Weekly, October 22, 2014

Dana Rohrabacher, Lou Correa, Judge Jim Gray among UCI marijuana symposium speakers

An all-day symposium at UC Irvine Thursday is not only dedicated to one of OC Weekly‘s favorite topics (marijuana legalization), but it includes … colorful characters who have filled our pages (print and otherwise) for years (Dana Rohrabacher, Lou Correa, Judge Jim Gray and Tom Umberg).

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The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 22, 2014

Brain-training companies get advice from some academics, criticism from others

Susanne M. Jaeggi, an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine, briefly collaborated with Lumosity several years ago …. But her name is still in Lumosity’s materials, and she has found her photo on other companies’ websites, used without her permission.

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Daily Journal, October 22, 2014

Law clinic to help low-income residents of Coachella Valley

Low-income residents of the Coachella Valley are set to get legal assistance as a result of a partnership between UC Irvine School of Law and Inland Counties Legal Services in weekend clinics kicking off Saturday. … Interaction with clients is an important part of the plan … 95 percent of the law students do pro bono work before graduating. PDF

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Background Briefing with Ian Masters, October 22, 2014

October 20 – Turkey’s apparent shift over Kobani; Media-stoked fear and paranoia over Ebola; Turkey’s reluctance to get involved militarily in Syria

Roxane Silver, a professor of psychology and social behavior, medicine and public health at the University of California, Irvine, joins us to discuss comparisons with the hysteria generated by the media over the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Forbes, October 21, 2014

Apple pay has finally arrived! Great – but here are 7 reasons it won’t be a slam-dunk success

Cash and credit cards just aren’t that hard to use. … As payments expert Bill Maurer, dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, said in my Apple Pay story, “All of these mobile wallets are looking for a problem to solve.”

 

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