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NBC News, June 10, 2016
Latinos may hold the key in California Senate race
Louis DeSipio
, professor of political science and Chicano studies, and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at UC Irvine said, “Harris could improve on her primary share of the Latino vote with some targeted campaigning and outreach, but can probably win even if she doesn’t do any particularly focused Latino outreach.”

Knowledge@Wharton, June 8, 2016
Can ‘Deep Work’ really work for you?
One study found that workers are able to spend only 11 minutes on a task before being interrupted.  The Cost of Interrupted Work: More Speed and Stress by Gloria Mark of the University of California, Irvine, detected no difference in the quality of work by those getting interrupted, and the study suggested that “people compensate for interruptions by working faster.” But interruptions came at a price: “experiencing more stress, higher frustration, time pressure and effort.”

Orange County Register, June 9, 2016
Trump’s misguided, dangerous rhetoric
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: Donald Trump’s racist attack on the federal judge who is hearing a case involving Trump University reveals a profound misunderstanding of the judicial system. It again shows a stunning lack of understanding of the Constitution.

Daily Mail, June 8, 2016
Dark matter could form a disk that slices through our galaxy: Radical theory may help shed new light on mystery substance
James Bullock, an astrophysicist at the University of California Irvine, who was not involved in the study, told Ms. Wolchova: ‘It’s not crazy to imagine that the other five-sixths [of the matter in the universe] is pretty complex, and that there’s some piece of that dark sector that winds up in bound atoms.’

Clean Technica, June 6, 2016
Kia Soul EVs used in UC Irvine vehicle-to-grid trial
Scott Samuelsen, Director of Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP), added: “The rapidly evolving coupling of vehicles and the electric grid requires planning based on informed decisions supported by the market-based, systems analyses provided by the Kia/APEP program.”

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