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Bloomberg, Aug. 30, 2016
Bloomberg law brief: Apple’s $14.5 billion tax bill (Audio)
Omri Marian, a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and Edward Kleinbard, a professor at the USC Gould School of Law, discuss the European Commission’s decision to fine Apple Corp. a record €13 billion ($14.5 billion) plus interest in fines after Ireland illegally slashed the company’s tax bill.

The Week, Aug. 31, 2016
Why forgetting is actually good for you
“The fact that many, perhaps most, memories are fleeting is adaptive,” writes James McGaugh, a neurobiologist who studies learning and memory at UC Irvine. “There is usually no need for memory of every details of our daily experiences.”

Orange County Register, Aug. 30, 2016
Get a leg up on getting into college
“We want to see not only what the applicants are doing to invest in their academic preparation, but what their potential is to contribute to the university,” said David Naimie, associate director of student and school relations at UC Irvine.

artnet news, Aug. 30, 2016
Is getting an MFA worth the price?
Here is the list of the top 20 MFAs in this sample, with the number of artists holding the credential: University of California, Irvine, 5. … Looking just at the most common terminal degrees on the list, here is what you see: University of California, Irvine (MFA), 5.

Scientific American, Aug. 31, 2016
Physics confronts its heart of darkness
In 2008 Jonathan Feng and Jason Kumar, both then at the University of California, Irvine, showed how supersymmetry could also produce a hypothetical class of particles much lighter and more weakly interacting than WIMPs. “These particles result in the same amount of dark matter we see today but they aren’t WIMPs,” Feng says. “This upsets the apple cart because it is just as well motivated theoretically. We call it the WIMPless miracle.”

Rising Up With Sonali, Aug. 29, 2016
No child left alone: Moral judgments about parents
Recently researchers conducted a series of experiments based on fictitious scenarios of children being left alone, and asked subjects to judge their danger. … My guest is Ashley Thomas, Ph.D. student in the cognitive science department at the University of California, Irvine, she is also co-author of the report, No Child Left Alone: Moral Judgments about Parents Affect Estimates of Risk to Children.

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