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NPR, April 18, 2017
You Can’t Unsee That: When Social Media Gives Us Something To Fear
But in a more connected world, scenes of unforgettable violence are only ever a few clicks away. What does their accessibility do to us? And how should sites that inadvertently host disturbing videos respond? Guests: … Roxane Cohen Silver professor and researcher in the Department of Psychology & Social Behavior and the Department of Medicine at University of California at Irvine.

CNBC, April 18, 2017
Lawsuit accusing Trump of violating the Constitution just expanded
The lawsuit seeks to “uphold one of the most basic aspects of the rule of law: no one, including the president, is above the law,” Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California at Irvine’s law school and one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers, said in a statement.

Fox News, April 17, 2017
Did California prison reform lead to an increase in crime?
Charis Kubrin, a professor of criminology at the University of California-Irvine, claims AB 109 “had zero impact” on violent crime across the state, according to first scientific analysis of AB 109 last year. After accounting for factors like unemployment, the UC-Irvine study found the assembly bill did contribute to a rise in property crimes, with the most dramatic increase in auto thefts. The study found no evidence it increased the number of assaults, rapes and murders.

Orange County Register, April 13, 2017
The next big thing in tourism could be Little Saigon
Linda Vo, an expert in Asian American studies at UC Irvine, said even though she sees a change in the community toward more openness she doubts Little Saigon will turn into another Little Tokyo, which she said has lost younger generations of Japanese-Americans. Vo pointed out that Little Tokyo is in downtown Los Angeles, and most original families in the area have moved away.

Orange County Business Journal, April 17, 2017
Businesswoman Thrives in Male-Dominated Realms  – Subscription required
“Pretty little girls like you become bitches-on-wheels if you go into business.” That’s what Julie Hill remembers her high school guidance counselor telling her in the 1960s. She had told him she wanted to go into business, and he tried to direct her into teaching. Instead of discouraging her from pursuing her chosen career path, the comment engendered a sense of “righteous anger” that fueled her career, she said. … In May, she takes over the reins of the University of California-Irvine Foundation.

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