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The Washington Post, Aug. 5, 2016
Trump’s economic team has six men named Steve but no women
The 13-member group features several longtime Trump business associates but only one academic economist, Peter Navarro of the University of California, Irvine. He specializes in trade with China, which Trump has made the centerpiece economic policy of his campaign.

VICE, Aug. 5, 2016
Trump’s economic team includes the billionaire who bet against U.S. housing market
Trump’s economic team has only one actual economist on it. [UC Irvine professor] Peter Navarro, who has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, is a leading critic on U.S.−China trade relations and endorsed Trump in March. Bloomberg described Navarro as “one of the most versatile and productive American economists of the last few decades,” but is still somewhat unknown to the general public.

The Washington Post, Aug. 5, 2016
Donald Trump is wrong. Rigging an election is almost impossible.
“I could not find a single example from the 1980s onward where voter impersonation could have swung one election or that there was any kind of conspiracy to do so,” says Rick Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine and the author of The Voting Wars.

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 4, 2016
What if Trump drops out?
Richard L. Hasen, a professor at UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: Donald Trump has had a very bad week, picking inexplicable fights with the parents of a fallen soldier, with war heroes, fire marshals and even babies. It’s probably just wishful thinking, but rumors are now swirling that he’s sabotaging his chances because he doesn’t really want to make it to the White House, and will eventually drop out.

Orange County Register, Aug. 4, 2016
UC Irvine eye center to get $5 million to research blindness
The donor, Josephine Herbert Gleis, 103, is the mother of institute namesake Gavin Herbert …. Over the years, Gleis has donated $19 million to UCI. “Thanks to her generosity, Orange County residents have access to world-class eye care without leaving the community,” Dr. Roger Steinert, director of the institute, said in a news release. “And when we find ways to eradicate preventable blindness, we will owe her a debt of gratitude for her steadfast support of vital research.”

Reader’s Digest, Aug. 4, 2016
These 6 surprising habits can increase your empathy
One University of California, Irvine, study found that after being placed in a forest of eucalyptus trees, “people felt smaller, less self-important, and behaved in a more pro-social fashion,” wrote researcher Paul Piff, PhD, who worked on the study. The researcher concluded that feelings of awe, like those inspired by nature – or even something more simple, like looking at a photo of Earth from space – can increase empathy.

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