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NPR, March 24, 2017
Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias
The study was conducted by David Neumark, who is a professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine, and two other economists. They sent out 40,000 resumes for thousands of real jobs. The resumes for any given job were identical except for age.  “The call-back rate — the rate by which employers contact us and say we’d like to interview you — drops from young applicants to middle-aged applicants and drops further from middle-aged applicants to older applicants,” Neumark says.

Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2017
‘Amazing stories of survival’: UCI oral history project preserves Vietnamese refugees’ hopes, fears and challenges
“Even today, there’s very little history on Vietnamese Americans from their perspective and their voices,” said [Linda Trinh] Vo, professor of Asian American studies at UC Irvine.  “In Vietnam, they have basically written us out of the history books — those who left the country — and in America, they write about the war from the American side, particularly the veteran side, but very little about Vietnamese Americans.”

San Francisco Chronicle, March 27, 2017
Dem opposition poses little threat to high court nominee Gorsuch
But Erwin Chemerinsky, the law school dean at UC Irvine, said Democrats have nothing to lose by using every tool available to contest the nomination.  If Trump gets another Supreme Court vacancy to fill while his party controls the Senate, “are Republicans less likely to use the nuclear option then?” Chemerinsky asked. “If they’d be doing it anyway, Democrats should stand up for what they believe in.”

The Huffington Post, March 25, 2017
For Students With Disabilities, Supreme Court’s Decision Means We Can No Longer Be Ignored
Paras Shah, J.D. candidate at UC Irvine School of Law [writes]: The Court’s unanimous decision rejected that view. As Chief Justice Roberts declared, IDEA requires “an educational program reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.” In other words, each child should have the opportunity to meet “challenging objectives.”

SF Gate, March 24, 2017
Here’s how UCs rank on six core graduate programs
University of California, Irvine
Paul Merage School of Business: Ranked #44, School of Education: Ranked #25, Henry Samueli School of Engineering: Ranked #37, School of Law: Ranked #28, School of Medicine: Ranked #48

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