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NOW Magazine, April 24, 2014

What was that?

“We know from animal studies that two surefire ways to enhance and improve memory are sugar and coffee.” – Michael Yassa, assistant professor of neurobiology and behavior at UC Irvine.

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WDIV Detroit, April 24, 2014

Brain training: A smarter, faster you

There is no one game that’s scientifically proven to boost brainpower for everyone …. But “it looks like people can get better in problem-solving and reasoning, under certain circumstances,” says Suzanne Jaeggi who leads the Working Memory and Plasticity Laboratory at UC Irvine.

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Nerdscholar , April 24, 2014

NerdScholar favorites: 2014 commencement speakers

The most eloquent commencement speakers instill hope and confidence in the graduating class as the students get ready to embark onto new jobs, travel plans or graduate school …. UC Irvine – June 14, President Barack Obama.

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Safety Daily Advisor , April 24, 2014

How do you train employees to stay focused on safety when their work becomes routine?

It’s well known that workers who perform the same tasks day after day tend to lose focus on the hazards because the work becomes routine …. Marc Gomez at UC Irvine has some innovative ideas about how to turn that around.

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Orange County Register, April 24, 2014

Every day is a ‘green’ day as toddlers learn conversation

Kathleen Jacecko, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from UC Irvine, taught private educational workshops for adults …. While she often felt like she was “preaching to the choir” with adults, young children are much more impressionable. PDF

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ABC News, April 23, 2014

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

At some campuses, including UC San Diego and UC Irvine, Asian-American students accounted for more than 45 percent of admitted freshmen last year.

 

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The Washington Post, April 23, 2014

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the subtlety of a court retirement

A debate about whether she should retire which seems fated to continue until she actually does …. The latest was a birthday push from UC Irvine School of Law dean Erwin Chemerinsky.

 

 

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Politico, April 23, 2014

5 takeaways from affirmative-action ruling

“The Kennedy plurality opinion [makes] a measure passed by initiative seem more worthy of protection as an expression of a kind of pure majoritarianism – of what people really want,” said UC Irvine law professor Rick Hasen.

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Scientific American, April 23, 2014

As drug war rages, tweets reveal Mexicans’ emotional numbness

Monroy-Hernández – along with colleagues at Microsoft and UC Irvine – has been covering Twitter’s rise as a reporting tool in war-torn regions of Mexico for the past few years.

 

 

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TheEnergyCollective.com, April 23, 2014

How the top-rated colleges for sustainability are raising the bar: From Princeton Review’s Annual ‘Guide to Green Colleges’

After signing on to the President’s Climate Commitment, UC Irvine has determined that all new construction on campus must seek LEED Silver certification, at a minimum.

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The Wall Street Journal - Marketwatch, April 22, 2014

Age-bias laws backfire on jobless boomers

Older boomers have been high-profile casualties in recent economic cycle …. According to David Neumark and Patrick Button, economists at UC Irvine who wrote the Fed report, the majority of states have age-bias laws that are more plaintiff-friendly than the federal code.

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Healthy Mind, April 22, 2014

Advances in treating colon cancer with surgery

Features Dr. Michael Stamos, professor and John E. Connolly Chair in Surgery; Dr. Allessio Pigazzi, associate clinical professor of surgery and Dr. Kenneth Chang, director, H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center at UC Irvine in a TV program about advanced colon cancer care.

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