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The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 20, 2018
‘Just Unbearable.’ Booming Job Market Can’t Fill the Retirement Shortfall
Newer ways of recruiting via online application processes can disadvantage older workers, especially if their skills don’t fit the precise requirements but may be transferable. … David Neumark, a University of California, Irvine economist, created fictional résumés for comparable job candidates around age 30, 50 and 65 and then submitted their applications to more than 13,000 different job postings. Callback rates declined by age, with bigger drops for female applicants. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

History, Dec. 20, 2018
Here Are Warning Signs Investors Missed Before the 1929 Crash
Gary Richardson, an economics professor at the University of California Irvine and a former historian for the Federal Reserve, has researched the Fed’s role in the 1929 crash and the ensuing Great Depression. … “People could see in 1928 and 1929 that if stock prices kept going up at the current rate, in a few decades they’d be astronomic,” says Richardson. The question was less about whether the meteoric stock market rise was going to end, but how it would end.

The Washington Post, Dec. 18, 2018
Which colleges enroll the most Hispanic students?
Below are tables illuminating total undergraduate and Hispanic enrollment at nationally ranked colleges and universities. The enrollment figures show full-time equivalent undergraduates at each school as of fall 2016, and the Hispanic shares. … UC-Irvine (33) Enrollment 2016 (27,067) Hispanic (26%). [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Atlantic, Dec. 2018
Who Is the Most Underrated Superhero?
Michael Dennin, physics and astronomy professor, UC Irvine, and co-host, Fascinating Fights: Aquaman does much more than speak to and summon fish. Breathing underwater, withstanding attacks from supervillains, and resisting machine-gun fire are just the tip of the iceberg. Add in the Trident of Neptune, and he is unbeatable!

The New York Times, Dec. 20, 2018
Doug Jones ‘Outraged’ by Russian-Style Tactics Used in His Senate Race
Attempts to regulate the kind of the tactics used in Alabama could run into constitutional barriers, according to Richard L. Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law who specializes in election law. “We generally don’t have laws — and the First Amendment prevents us from having laws — that prohibit candidates from lying,” he said. … “It’s not as though this Congress — and this president — is going to pass any kind of campaign-related regulation that would have teeth in it,” Mr. Hasen said.  [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

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