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Orange County Register, Aug. 17, 2016
UC Irvine alums pay $17K for one night in their old college dorm
What would you give for one more night in your old college dorm? The answer to that question, for 15 nostalgic 50-somethings who went to UCI in 1976, is $17,000.

The New York Times, Aug. 18, 2016
More older people are finding work, but what kind?
Using a method of uncovering discrimination well known in economics, David Neumark, an economist at the University of California, Irvine, led a study that sent out 40,000 fake résumés to employers who had posted openings. Some résumés suggested the applicants’ age, while others didn’t. Mr. Neumark and his co-authors found that résumés suggesting an applicant was 64 to 66 years old got a response 35 percent less often than résumés suggesting that the applicant was 29 to 31.

Southern California Public Radio, Aug. 17, 2016
Four years after DACA, Asian immigrant youth face uncertain future
Only 20 percent of eligible Asian youth have applied, compared to over 80 percent of eligible Latino youth …. [Anthony] Ng was one of the first to apply, shortly after graduating from the University of California, Irvine. “For the longest time, I didn’t know what was going to happen with my life,” recalled Ng ….

Southern California Public Radio, Aug. 17, 2016
Fearful of opioid addiction, some under-medicate
Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy, who teaches emergency medicine at UC Irvine … [said] ….”There are certainly upsides and downsides to pain medications,” Chakravarthy says. “But close oversight, individualized plans and follow up are really what are the essential components to keeping people healthy. Pain medicines of themselves are not dangerous; it’s how we use them and tailoring these treatment protocols to an individual patient.”

The Conversation, Aug. 17, 2016
DOJ report on Baltimore echoes centuries-old limits on African-American freedom in the Charm City
Jessica Millward, associate professor of history, University of California, Irvine, [writes]: African-American rights in Baltimore have always been in jeopardy. The recently released report from the Department of Justice on the Baltimore Police Department is sobering, but not surprising.

Orange County Register, Aug. 18, 2016
Donald Trump and the Constitution
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: How can anyone who cares about the Constitution support Donald Trump? Once more, Trump has shown a profound lack of understanding of the Constitution and a willingness to make dangerous, false accusations.

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