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Inc., Dec. 22, 2017
Rich People Really Can Buy Happiness, But It’s Different Than What the Poor Get for Free
“Most people think of money as some kind of unmitigated good. But some recent research suggests that this may not actually be the case,” said Paul Piff, PhD, of the University of California, Irvine.

Orange County Register, Dec. 22, 2017
Most Influential 2017: Meet the 100 top influencers in Orange County
Sarah Koo, the professional cellist and music teacher drove a half-dozen of her UC Irvine students to Las Vegas to soothe souls after 604 people were killed or wounded in a storm of bullets … Virdiana Chabolla Mendoza, the UC Irvine law student, who was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by her parents when she was 2, is one of six immigrants suing the administration over the end DACA … Ariana Rowlands, the UC Irvine student is the new president of the California College Republicans, which she vows to lead as a more activist group in promoting conservative causes on college campuses across the state.

Daily Pilot, Dec. 27, 2017
New UC Irvine dean will be only woman of color to lead a top law school, university says
UC Irvine announced that L. Song Richardson will be the new dean of its 9-year-old School of Law following the departure of founding dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Richardson will take the helm Monday as the only woman of color to lead one of U.S. News & World Report’s 30 top-rated law schools, according to the university.

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 3, 2018
China’s ‘Long Arm’
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, the Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, … added that scholarly publishers have leverage they can use. “The reason why I’m particularly distressed about the situation with Springer,” he said, “is that with the desire to compete internationally, the Chinese authorities actually really care about the journal Nature” — a premier scientific journal published by Springer.

The Atlantic, Jan. 2, 2018
The Great, Overlooked Tax Policy for Getting People to Work
New research by David Neumark and Peter Shirley of the University of California, Irvine, shows that the effects are not just short-term, either. The EITC does not just boost earnings and reduce poverty rates when it is received, but improves the lifetime earnings trajectories of unmarried women with kids.

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