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The Financial Times, Jan. 24, 2016
Global MBA ranking 2016 − analysis and school profiles
[The Paul] Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine is the most gender-balanced, with women making up 46 percent of faculty.

The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 25, 2016
Johnson Controls-Tyco deal adds to U.S. tax exodus
“Below 60 [percent] is the Holy Grail of inversion planning,” said Omri Marian, a tax law professor at the University of California, Irvine. Inversions let U.S. companies lower their tax rates over time by giving them ways to shift profit out of the U.S. and move cash easily from low-tax jurisdictions back to shareholders.

NPR, Jan. 25, 2016
Get a grip on your information overload with ‘Infomagical’
Gloria Mark, informatics professor at the University of California, Irvine, has found that the habit is a self-perpetuating cycle. … And at one point, the distractions can become almost a default. “People get into a habit − or they’re even conditioned, if you will − to be interrupted so that their attention can’t last for any particular length of time,” Mark says. “If they’re not interrupted by an external source, then they self-interrupt.”

The Washington Post, Jan. 25, 2016
North Carolina voter-ID case could have ramifications across U.S.
“Election administrators, voting rights activists and lawyers are watching the North Carolina case very closely,” said Richard L. Hasen, an election-law expert at the University of California, Irvine. “If North Carolina gets a green light from the federal courts to pass this set of laws making it harder to register and vote, then I expect other states with Republican legislators to pass similar laws.”

Quanta Magazine, Jan. 26, 2016
New clues to how the brain maps time
But many scientists still view the hippocampus as a largely spatial structure. According to their argument, neural circuitry evolved to keep track of location, and everything else is just recorded on top of it. “The hippocampus provides a code that is fundamentally spatial in nature,” said Bruce McNaughton, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine.

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