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Forbes, Jan. 14, 2020
U.S. News Releases Its Rankings Of The Best Online College Programs For 2020
U.S. News & World Report announced its 2020 Best Online Programs rankings today, the ninth edition of these rankings.  … Criminal Justice (83 colleges), 1. University of California—Irvine ….

KTLA5, Jan. 13, 2020 (Video)
Driver Becomes Friends With Cyclist He Hit on PCH in Huntington Beach, Helps With His Recovery
[Tom] Sovilla was rushed by ambulance to the hospital after suffering injuries that nearly left him dead. He had a fractured back, broken pelvis, torn knee ligaments, bruised intestines and two blood clots on the brain, according to a news release from UCI Medical Center in Irvine, where Sovilla spent the next month after the collision. But far from being angry and bitter over what happened, Sovilla wanted to forgive the driver and assure him that he would be alright.

The Conversation, Jan. 13, 2020
The secret origins of presidential polling
Edwin Amenta, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine writes, “Nowadays horse race presidential polls – in which candidates’ current electoral prospects are estimated scientifically – are expected as a regular part of election coverage. But the very first scientific horse race poll, which was conducted by the Democratic National Committee 85 years ago, was shrouded in secrecy and may have changed history – even though it was faulty.”

NPR – Hidden Brain, Jan. 13, 2020 (Audio)
Emotional Currency: How Money Shapes Human Relationships
There’s a story you may have heard before about what the world look like before money was invented. It’s a story built on the idea of barter. “It goes something like this: in the beginning, before there was money, if I had something that you needed, I would approach you with that thing and see if you had anything that I needed,” says [UCI Professor] anthropologist Bill Maurer. … This week on Hidden Brain, we challenge established ideas about the origins of currency, and highlight the connection between money and relationships.

Orange County Register, Jan. 10, 2020
Iranian Americans in Orange County worry about family in Iran, relations in community
A student stopped by the office of UC Irvine professor Touraj Daryaee days after United States airstrikes killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Jan. 2. Concerned about reports of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents questioning dozens of Iranian Americans at the Canada border over the weekend, the Iranian student was asking if they could be “rounded up” and forced to leave, Daryaee said. “Whether you think the guy was good or bad,” Daryaee, director of UCI’s Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture, said, “a lot of people are terrified now.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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