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Orange County Business Journal, July 16, 2018
Illumination Foundation’s Homelessness Tack
Paul Leon and Paul Cho founded the Irvine-based non-profit organization a decade ago “to break the cycle of homelessness” by linking arms with private companies and philanthropists. … In 2007, Leon and Cho enrolled in the Healthcare EMBA program at the University of California, Irvine. … Cho said he picked healthcare in order to do something meaningful. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Forbes, July 17, 2018
Feeling Lonely? Here Is Why You Need To Take It Seriously
Professor [Karen] Rook at UC Irvine reports that “getting together with good friends is restorative because it provides a respite from daily stresses and worries. It’s also affirming. It signals, without needing to be spoken, that you’re valued enough by others that they just want to spend time with you.” … Research by Sarah Pressman, of the University of California, Irvine shares that while obesity reduces longevity by 20%, drinking by 30%, and smoking by 50%, loneliness reduces it by a whopping 70%.

Salon, July 15, 2018
Democrats have an ideology — government as a force for good. To win, they must embrace it
University of California, Irvine, law professor Richard Hasen, author of “The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption,” a nuanced but deeply critical account,  captured what’s going on perfectly, this week.

SportTechie, July 17, 2018
Esports Curriculum Meets High School Children Where They Play
“You see the same effects for esports leagues that you do in sports programs in general,” said Constance Steinkuehler, a professor at UCI and one of the main developers of the curriculum. “We’ve seen a decrease in absenteeism, an increase in feeling associated with school, and an increase in positive relationships with teachers.”

PNAS, July 17, 2018
QnAs with Shaul Mukamel
Since the invention of the laser in the 1960s, researchers have recognized that the device could be used to investigate atomic structure and nuclear motions. Over the course of his career, Shaul Mukamel, a professor of chemistry, physics, and astronomy at the University of California, Irvine, has advanced theories underlying nonlinear laser spectroscopy and imaging. Mukamel has shed light on the many uses of short laser pulses in medicine, in studies of electron and energy transfer, and in solar energy harvesting. Generations of scientists and engineers consider his 1995 book, Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy, essential reading.

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