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CBS Los Angeles, Feb. 12, 2018
Best Upcoming Exhibits At Orange County Art Museums – Spring 2018
“Tony DeLap: A Retrospective”, Laguna Art Museum …. DeLap, who served as the University of California, Irvine’s first art professor, was honored by the museum late last year with the Wendt Award for his contributions to California art. … “Harmony of Light: Spring in California” …. The Irvine Museum Collection, focused on California impressionism from about 1890 to 1930, was donated to the University of California, Irvine, which presents exhibitions of the artwork in a temporary space while moving ahead with construction of a permanent museum.

KPCC, Feb. 12, 2018
Can cannabis save us from the opioid crisis?
Now, a new study published in the Journal of Health Economics suggests states that have made it easiest for patients to buy medical marijuana, primarily via dispensaries, have seen the greatest impact on opioid overdose deaths. The study was co-authored by researchers from UC Irvine and the RAND Corporation.

Orange County Register, Feb. 9, 2018
Working but still struggling? Here’s a tax credit that might help you
“Inequality is worse as the wages of the low-skilled have fallen way behind the wages of the higher-skilled,” said UC Irvine economist David Neumark who has authored more than a half-dozen studies on the tax credit. Democrats like the EITC because it redistributes wealth. Republicans like it because instead of giving you money like welfare, it only applies to those who work.”

VentureBeat, Feb. 10, 2018
VR can already help people heal — and it’s just the beginning
[Donna] Davis and her colleague, Tom Boellstorff at UC Irvine, were invited to join the newly formed virtual support group for others suffering from Parkinson’s. They have been meeting virtually for over seven years and Fran has developed a following of support group participants that refers to this healing power of virtual reality as “the Fran effect.”

The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 12, 2018
Minute by minute: What if Oroville Dam’s spillway had failed one year ago?
Here’s a conceptual chronology of the near-catastrophe, based on a sophisticated UC Irvine computer analysis that wasn’t available to state officials during the emergency. … This chronology of a hypothetical Oroville spillway failure is based on an analysis by FloodRise, a research project led by UC Irvine that uses computer models to map flood risks.

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