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Scientific American, Aug. 8, 2016
What experts wish you knew about false memories
First up, we have Elizabeth Loftus from the University of California, Irvine, who is one of the founders of the area of false memory research, and is considered one of the most ‘eminent psychologists of the 20th century.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 4, 2016
Stigma, stress, and fear: Faculty mental-health services fall short
Academics avoid discussing their problems because it could be interpreted as weakness, says Robert G. Moeller, a mental-health advocate and history professor at the University of California, Irvine. … At [UC] Irvine …. Howard Gillman, Irvine’s chancellor, and Diane K. O’Dowd, Irvine’s vice provost for academic personnel … created a position − coordinator of faculty and staff mental-health care and respondent services − to help employees who need immediate action and then connect them to more-extensive resources like therapists and counseling outside the university ….

NPR, Aug. 7, 2016
Questioning if an election will be ‘rigged’ strikes at the heart of democracy
“I think it’s a dangerous game because our democracy depends upon losers having confidence that the election was fairly run,” said Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science at University of California, Irvine. “That’s really what separates democracies from other places: Losers accept being on the short end of an election result. So I do think that there is reason to be concerned.”

Scientific American, Aug. 5, 2016
Metabolism in mind: New insights into the “Gut–brain axis” spur commercial efforts to target it
Neuroscientist Daniele Piomelli, who has studied the connection at the University of California, Irvine, [said]: “There’s every reason to be excited, because clearly the gut and brain are two peas in a pod and they really work together,” Piomelli sees potential in learning more about how the gut and brain communicate. “If we are able to find ways to understand that and to leverage that for therapeutic purposes, that will be key,” he says.

TIME, Aug. 5, 2016
Meet Donald Trump’s economic advisors
Peter Navarro … A professor at the University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, Navarro frequently talks about the American-Chinese trade relationship. Death By China, a documentary Navarro created, is narrated by Martin Sheen and available on Netflix. His latest book focused on Chinese militarism and how it affects the rest of the world.

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