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The New York Times, July 19, 2018
Why Don’t We Always Vote in Our Own Self-Interest?
In 2016, Michael Tesler, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine, reported on the results of a survey that asked one half of those polled whether they agreed with the statement: “Over the past few years, blacks have gotten less than they deserve.” The other half of poll respondents were asked a nearly identical question, substituting “average Americans” for blacks, so it read: “Over the past few years, average Americans have gotten less than they deserve.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Inside Higher Ed, July 19, 2018
Recruiting Diverse and Excellent New Faculty
An alternative approach is to identify “equity advisers” who can serve on search committees in departments other than their own and provide input about appropriate procedures. This strategy has been successful at institutions like the University of California, Irvine, and Michigan State University.

Slate, July 18, 2018
Justice Kennedy Still Won’t Rule on Gerrymandering
Rick Hasen, UC Irvine Law professor writes, “For years, those who’d like the Supreme Court to rein in partisan gerrymanders have been teeing up cases with various theories to try to get Justice Anthony Kennedy, the swing Justice, to agree that sometimes the drawing of district lines to favor Republicans or Democrats goes too far. … On Monday, the Supreme Court ducked the issue again, after years of plaintiffs litigating cases in Wisconsin and Maryland in hopes of prompting a larger ruling.”

The Times of India, July 19, 2018
Therapy dogs may help treat ADHD symptoms: Study
Therapy dogs may be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, a first-of-its kind study has found. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine in the US randomised participants to compare benefits from evidence-based, “best practice” psychosocial interventions with the same intervention augmented by the assistance of certified therapy dogs.

Poets & Quants, July 18, 2018
2018 MBAs To Watch: Vivek Kukkapalli, U.C.-Irvine (Merage)
I chose the Paul Merage School of Business for my MBA as this program embodied my passion for solving challenges by leveraging technology. … The Paul Merage School of Business looks for technical leadership in all its candidates. An ideal candidate would be one who has taken steps to push one’s organization forward digitally.

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