Orange County Business Journal, Dec. 19, 2016
UCI applications set record
The University of California, Irvine received a record 102,210 admission applications and expects the number to grow by the Jan. 3 deadline for the fall 2017 term. “These spectacular results represent exactly what we have set out to achieve − sending the message to all California residents that an exceptional UC education is accessible to them and that UCI is where they want to be,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a statement.
Bloomberg, Dec. 19, 2016
Voter fraud myths and realities: Q&A
Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, is a leading expert on U.S. election law. … After President-elect Donald Trump made the false claim, in late November, that “millions of people” had voted illegally for Hillary Clinton, I asked Hasen to talk about the myths and realities of voter fraud.
Orange County Register, Dec. 18, 2016
Your new civic duty: Flagging fake news
“It seems clear that we have failed to teach critical thinking, media literacy, and basic research skills to the American public,” said Victoria Bernal, a professor of anthropology at UC Irvine who studies digital media, cyberspace and the public sphere.
The Washington Post, Dec. 18, 2016
The 2016 TMC holiday gift guide
This holiday season comes at the end of the Obama presidency and the beginning of Trump’s. One book is well- positioned to help us understand both: Michael Tesler’s Post Racial or Most Racial? Tesler − a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine, one of Politico’s 50 influential thinkers and a frequent contributor to The Monkey Cage − demonstrates how electing the first African American president made both race and white Americans’ racial attitudes more salient.
Seeker, Dec. 16, 2016
A potential global warming solution might also block starlight
“This solution is fast, cheap and can nearly be done with today’s technology,” says atmospheric physicist Charlie Zender of the University of California, Irvine. And that begs the question, he says. “Is the cost of not intervening worse than the possible negative impact of intervening?”
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