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Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2016
Long Beach educator will be first Latino to lead California community colleges
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, a nationally recognized leader in public education who heads the Long Beach Community College District, was named Monday as the new chancellor of California’s community college system. … After serving four years in the U.S. Army, he enrolled at Golden West College. From there, he was able to transfer to the UC Irvine, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in environmental analysis and design and a Master of Business Administration.

U.S. News & World Report, July 18, 2016
Could ‘Pokemon Go’ break election laws?
“If a campaign tries to lure people into the polling place where they would see a campaign advertisement, that could be considered electioneering,” says Richard Hasen of the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

BBC News, July 19, 2016
What went on at the hospital that ‘experimented’ on child patients?
Many claim they were experimented on by the hospital’s medical superintendent Dr. Kenneth Milner using a drug called sodium amytal. It is known as a “truth serum” for its supposed ability to retrieve locked-away memories. … “It is not a truth serum,” says Professor Elizabeth Loftus, an expert in memory from the University of California, Irvine. “When it comes to the recovery of pristine, accurate, allegedly repressed memories, it’s a danger.”

Psychology Today, July 18, 2016
Moms working outside of the home: Good for kids?
It turns out – according to a systematic review by researchers at the University of California, Irvine  – that children of mothers who return to work while the children are infants and toddlers fare the same behaviorally and in school achievement compared to children whose mothers stay home.

Orange County Register, July 15, 201
Conventions show evidence of voter dissatisfaction
Peter Ditto, a UC Irvine social psychologist specializing in voter behavior, agreed. “People seem to have a diminishing belief that our governmental institutions can effectively solve problems anymore,” he said. … “The American people just don’t know who to trust right now, but they are pretty damn sure it isn’t the bozos in Washington, D.C.”

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