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Zocalo Public Square, July 22, 2014

Orange County was not immune to the 1960s

UC Irvine was one of three new campuses to open between 1960 and 1965. President Lyndon B. Johnson presided at the UC Irvine dedication.

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Orange Coast Magazine, July 22, 2014

Erasing Pereira

A walk through the UC Irvine campus today still shows us Pereira’s ideas for California’s golden future as seen on the first day of classes in October 1965.  PDF

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Chicago Tribune, July 22, 2014

Google Glass: Paramedics’ next tool

At $1,500 a pair, Glass is less expensive than some videoconferencing equipment used by hospitals that can cost $10,000 to $40,000. “By hospital equipment standards, Google Glass is a steal,” said UCI medical school associate dean Dr. Warren Wiechmann. PDF

 

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Orange County Register, July 22, 2014

Families that play together … stay together

While social media can help keep family members connected, overuse takes away from meaningful family time, said Stephanie M. Reich, an associate professor of education at UC Irvine.

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NBC, July 22, 2014

Today in LA – sleep research

Researchers at UC Irvine and Michigan State University found that people who are deprived of a night’s sleep more likely to have distorted memories of events than those who are fully rested.

 

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Popular Science, July 22, 2014

Squid protein could help brains ‘talk’ to computers

The fact that it is biological and flexible means that it may be better than existing materials for integrating into the human body, and with a lower chance of being rejected, the researchers (from UC Irvine) said.

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Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, July 22, 2014

Epigenetic link to neuropsychiatric disorders discovered

“Genes previously linked to schizophrenia seem to be dependent on the controlled release of dopamine at specific locations in the brain. Interestingly, this study shows that altered dopamine levels can modify gene activity through epigenetic mechanisms despite the absence of genetic mutations of the DNA” said UC Irvine professor Emiliana Borrelli.

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The New York Times, July 21, 2014

Probiotic logic vs. gut feelings

As researchers at the Institute for Immunology at UC Irvine have written, intestinal micro-organisms play “an important role in the development of the gut immune system, digestion of food … and resistance to colonization from pathogenic microorganisms.”

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NPR, July 21, 2014

States that raised minimum wage see faster job growth, report says

There are competing schools of thought among economists on the impact of raising the minimum wage …. UC Irvine economist David Neumark, argues there is an adverse effect.

 

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ABC News, July 21, 2014

Supreme Court delays benefits for Utah gay couples

The Supreme Court’s order doesn’t apply to any other states, but it could foretell how the high court would deal with similar situations elsewhere, said Douglas NeJaime, a UC Irvine law professor.

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University Herald, July 21, 2014

Lack of sleep may hurt memory

Researchers from Michigan State University and UC Irvine found that people deprived of a night’s sleep were more likely to flub the details of a simulated burglary they were shown in a series of images.

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Press TV, July 21, 2014

US may seek extension over Iran N-deal: Professor

Press TV has conducted an interview with Nader Bagherzadeh, professor at UC Irvine, about Iran nuclear talks.

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