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Orange County Register, Aug. 23, 2017
UCI ranked 8th greenest university in nation
UC Irvine was once again named among the top 10 greenest universities in America. This year, Sierra Magazine ranked UCI eighth in the Cool Schools ranking. Although falling from third place in 2016, UCI became the only school to make the top 10 for eight straight years.

The Huffington Post, Aug. 23, 2017
How UC is Shaping the Next Generation with First Generation
UC Irvine’s First Generation, First Quarter Challenge, now in its second year, pairs incoming students with upperclassmen for a 10-week boot camp on navigating university life.

National Catholic Register, Aug. 23, 2017
What Contributes to a More Complete Vision of Happiness?
Dr. Aaron Kheriaty is an associate professor of psychiatry and the director of the bioethics program at the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine. In an interview with Joan Frawley Desmond, a senior editor for the Register, he discussed psychological and medical research on the virtues, happiness and human flourishing.

Orange County Register, Aug. 21, 2017
GOP finds momentum in O.C. battles
“Statewide and countywide, the GOP is eager to find something, somehow, to claim as a victory going into the 2018 elections,” said Mark Petracca, a UC Irvine political scientist. “I would expect the party to go out of its way to look for battles that can be won and hope these wins get widely reported to their members and, where possible, by the press.”

Quartz, Aug. 22, 2017
Economists still can’t decide whether the minimum wage is a good thing
Economists like the University of California, Irvine’s David Neumark and my colleague Allison Schrager support boosting this credit rather than the minimum wage. Neumark and Schrager are from a long line of economists concerned about how free markets for labor impact the poor, but question whether the minimum wage is the best tool to address those issues.

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