CBS News, Jan. 4, 2018
Experimental device tested to help treat ringing in the ears
Dr. Harrison Lin is an assistant professor in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He said this new technique might be a breakthrough for some tinnitus patients.
The New York Times, Jan. 5, 2018
California Today: Raises Come With Increase in Minimum Wage
It is far too early to say just how the increase is affecting businesses or whether the bump is changing the lives of low-income families, but economists are watching closely to understand the impact of the increase. “The short answer is we don’t know much yet,” said David Neumark, a professor of economics and the director of the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute at University of California, Irvine.”
Los Angeles Times, Jan. 4, 2018
Trump will still yell about voter fraud, but at least his clownish election commission can’t do any lasting damage
Richard L. Hasen, a law professor at the UC Irvine, writes, “Trump will still yell about voter fraud. But the commission was bankrupt before Trump officially yanked its charter, and perhaps with its clownish demise the country can get on to the serious business of improving our election system and protecting it from external hacking and other threats.”
GameZone, Jan. 4, 2018
UC Irvine announces new online course in esports
The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education has decided to broaden its curriculum with a new online course titled, “Overview of Esports.” This online course will provide insights into the industry from the vantage points of developers, athletes, fans, sponsors, and media … “Esports is a rapidly changing industry with many career opportunities being created,” said Stephane Muller, director of business programs for UCI DCE.
CityLab, Jan. 5, 2018
City Life Stressing You Out? Flee to These Tiny Homes in the Woods
Getaway certainly didn’t invent the idea to create tiny-home escapes in the woods. But what sets it apart is the near-obsessive execution of relaxation, says Dan Stokols, a research professor of psychology and urban planning at University of California, Irvine, … By managing so many outside factors, Stokols says, visitors get something essential to de-stressing: the perception that they’re totally in control of everything around them.
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