The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 21, 2016
Donald Trump’s new appointments shake up trade, regulation
The president-elect announced the creation of a new National Trade Council inside the White House to facilitate industrial policy and named an ardent skeptic of trade with China, economist Peter Navarro, to head it. … Mr. Navarro, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, who served as a top campaign adviser, is the first economist selected by Mr. Trump for a senior White House job.
The New York Times, Dec. 21, 2016
Trump taps Peter Navarro, vocal critic of China, for new trade post
Mr. Navarro, 67, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, who holds a doctorate from Harvard, is the only credentialed economist in Mr. Trump’s inner circle. … Mr. Navarro has said that China is effectively waging an economic war by subsidizing exports to the United States and impeding imports from it. Mr. Trump, influenced by Mr. Navarro’s work, described this on the campaign trail as “the greatest theft in the history of the world.”
Orange County Register, Dec. 22, 2016
Most influential 2016: Jack Brouwer
Associate director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center and associate professor at UC Irvine. … In essence, Brouwer and his team made the first hydrogen battery in the United States. The technology could be instrumental in weaning people off fossil fuels. The project is already helping heat classrooms and dorms on campus.
NPR, Dec. 21, 2016
North Pole temperatures expected to rise 50 degrees above normal
Temperatures at the North Pole are expected to be 40 to 50 degrees higher than normal on Thursday. Zack Labe, a doctoral student at the University of California, Irvine, explains what’s driving the temperatures up.
CNBC, Dec. 22, 2016
Trump’s newest advisor Navarro makes all that tough talk about China look serious
On Wednesday, Trump announced the creation of something called the White House National Trade Council and made its new boss Peter Navarro, an outspoken China critic and author of Death by China, among other titles. … Navarro, a Democrat, is a professor at the University of California, Irvine and has written commentary on China with Trump’s pick for commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross. Trump has singled out Navarro’s work as influencing his views on trade.
Orange County Register, Dec. 21, 2016
Most influential 2016: Peter Navarro
Navarro, a UCI business school professor who lives in Laguna Beach, has written three books and directed documentaries criticizing China’s trade practices and militarism. … As the sole Ph.D. economist on Trump’s 21-member economic advisory council, Navarro has been a frequent spokesman for the president-elect’s views.
Men’s Health, Dec. 21, 2016
Why science says you should take a daily selfie
Smile for your smartphone: Snapping selfies can help boost your mood, a new study from the University of California, Irvine found. … Seeing yourself physically engage in a positive facial expression − like a smile − can decrease stress hormones like cortisol, so you start to actually feel happier and more relaxed, says study author Sanna Ali.
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