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“With rote work, you get a feeling of accomplishment, but you haven’t exerted a lot of mental activity,” says Dr. Gloria Mark of UC Irvine. “It gives you a feeling of fulfillment, but there’s not frustration or stress.”
Students are required to write goodbye letters to dead loved ones. Sure, it’s morbid. But graduates of Dr. Bowe’s death class often come away with an important skill: the ability to talk frankly about death says Erica Hayasaki at UC Irvine.
David Nazar talks to industry leaders attending UC Irvine’s National Fuel Cell Symposium about the technology’s potential and problems. [UC Irvine coverage starts at 2:50]
UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business will get a new dean June 1. Eric R. Spangenberg, 54, has served as dean of Washington State University’s College of Business for the past nine years. PDF
Wanted: Someone to lead UC Irvine into the future on the eve of its 50th birthday. It might help if you’re a woman or minority. And you could make more than $400,000 a year.
President Obama has called for increasing the minimum wage, saying it will help some of the poorest Americans. … I asked David Neumark at UC Irvine, what should we make of the fact that smart people keep getting different?
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, UC Irvine professor of comparative literature, is one of Africa’s leading intellectuals and activists …. This weekend, his 1976 play, The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, receives a production courtesy of the UCI Theater Department.
The flood of amicus briefs would be abnormal for usual cases before a federal appeals court, but it has become commonplace as challenges to same-sex-marriage bans work through the courts, said Douglas NeJaime, professor of law UC Irvine.
“These results suggest that it’s particularly important that Head Start be offered to those children whose parents did not report providing a lot of pre-academic stimulation,” study author Elizabeth Miller, a graduate student at UC Irvine.
“We need to invest in projects like sewage recycling in a lot more places then we’re currently doing it.” As for the “yuk factor” of the old toilet to tap objections, Jay Famiglietti, professor at UC Irvine, has this simple advice: “get over it.”
Thurston Domina, an associate professor at UC Irvine said “It’s very clear that a student or a family who invests in tutoring and test prep can improve their SAT scores by a substantial amount – and that’s just not fair.” PDF
UC Irvine officials have decided to hold a series of smaller graduation ceremonies, in addition to one at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, at which they hope President Obama will be the keynote speaker.