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Yahoo Finance, Dec. 11, 2019
McDonald’s, Nike, and Expedia: Why CEO turnover spiked in 2019
“What’s acceptable behavior and what’s not acceptable behavior has changed enormously,” Margarethe Wiersema, a professor at the business school at the University of California, Irvine, told Yahoo Finance. “The expectations have shifted. What you might call the norms of behavior have shifted.”

Fortune, Dec. 10, 2019
3 Lessons for Today’s Economy from Former Fed Chair Paul Volcker’s Long and Storied Career
“Paul Volcker played key roles both in allowing the inflation of the 1970s to begin and in bringing price increases under control,” says Gary Richardson, professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine and former Federal Reserve System historian.

Texas Public Radio, Dec. 10, 2019
A New Study Has Found That Grief Is Common But Rarely Recognized In Veterans
[Jesus] Medina is one of nearly 200 post 9/11 veterans who participated in a University of California, Irvine’s study of grief in veterans. … Pauline Lubens, the University of California, Irvine researcher who interviewed Medina and other veterans about grief [said], “We think of soldiers as these warriors that don’t have emotions, but we’re dead wrong about that.” … The study, co-authored with UCI psychological science professor Roxane Cohen Silver, found that post 9/11 veterans who lost fellow service members both to combat and suicide dealt with the losses differently. Combat loss was easier to accept than suicide.

Eos – Earth and Space Science News, Dec. 10, 2019
Drugs in Our Water Can Leave Even More Toxic By-Products
“Ibuprofen is one of the most consumed pharmaceuticals around the world. It, and probably its transformation products, is found in considerable amounts in wastewater effluents,” said Adeyemi Adeleye, a civil and environmental engineer [assistant professor] at University of California, Irvine who was not involved with this research. “This study emphasizes the need to consider the by-products formed in the environment when assessing the risks of pharmaceuticals and other chemicals,” he said.


Los Angeles Times, Dec. 9, 2019
Opinion: Thoughts from Dr. Joe: LCHS principal leads students on path to self-discovery
Jim Cartnal, the principal of La Cañada High School, committed when he became an educator to playing a key role in the stewardship of young people. … Cartnal attended Covina High …. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in American history at UC Irvine, with a minor in German studies. In his senior year, he studied at the University Göttingen in Germany. … After graduation, he worked at UCI’s study-abroad program. “I loved school and never left it. If there’s anything that defines my ethic, it’s that I want to give back,” he told me. Thus, becoming a teacher was a natural evolution for him. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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