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The Economist, July 2, 2018
Executive MBA Ranking 2018
This is The Economist‘s third ranking of executive MBA (EMBA) programmes. These pricey, part-time courses for experienced managers are more popular than ever. [UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business EMBA program was ranked 30th worldwide.]

The New York Times, July 9, 2018
He Called Older Employees ‘Dead Wood.’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination.
In a recent study, …. The results confirmed the impact of gender. “The callback rate uniformly declines with age,” said co-author David Neumark, an economist at the University of California, Irvine. … “We do all kinds of things to help people boost their retirement security,” Dr. Neumark said. “If you can work a little longer, it’s huge. Your savings go a lot further.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

The Washington Post, July 9, 2018
This might be the way to prove partisan gerrymandering, according to the new Supreme Court standard
Bernard Grofman, Jack W. Peltason Chair of Democracy Studies at the University of California, Irvine, writes, “Last month, the Supreme Court dismayed opponents of partisan gerrymandering in two cases …. The court remanded both cases back to the district courts for review under a new standard for challenging a partisan gerrymander. What is that new standard?” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Conversation, July 6, 2018
We estimate China only makes $8.46 from an iPhone – and that’s why Trump’s trade war is futile
Kenneth L. Kraemer, research professor, University of California, Irvine [and others], write, “But, as our research on the breakdown of an iPhone’s costs show, this number does not reflect the reality of how much value China actually gets from its iPhone exports – or from many of the brand-name electronics goods it ships to the U.S. and elsewhere. Thanks to the globe-spanning supply chains that run through China, trade deficits in the modern economy are not always what they seem.”

Boing Boing, July 6, 2018
Buzzkill alert: The thousands of illegal fireworks over L.A. cause air pollution
Fourth of July pollution may pose even greater risks compared with typical smog because it contains higher concentrations of toxic metals like barium and copper that are used in fireworks to generate bright colors, said Jun Wu, a professor of public health at UC Irvine who has studied the effects of air pollution.

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