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Orange County Business Journal, March 5, 2018
A Record-Setting Year for Transformative Gifts
This is the Business Journal’s first ranking of largest charitable gifts. The Susan and Henry Samueli gift to the University of California-Irvine … and others were front page stories, in some cases record in scope, even on a national level. … “I’ve started conversations with multinationals already,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman told the Business Journal within days of the Samueli’s donation. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New Republic, March. 7, 2018
Can States Ban Trump From the Ballot If He Doesn’t Release His Tax Returns?
Rick Hasen, a U.C. Irvine law professor who specializes in elections, explored the possibility in a March 2017 article for Politico. At the time, he noted that almost half of the state legislatures were considering some kind of measure that would compel future presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns. The optimal path for this reform is through each state’s power to determine how it selects its presidential electors.

Medium, March. 6, 2018
Why Multitasking is Multi-taxing
Gloria Mark and her colleagues at the University of California at Irvine, found that, on average, the typical office worker is interrupted or switches tasks every three minutes. Given that it can take an average of 23 minutes to get back in the groove of their work flow, it’s no wonder people feel stressed.

PBS News Hour, March. 6, 2018
How to save energy in your home with these smart, affordable upgrades
Jack Brower, professor of engineering at UCI, recommends: “Let’s start in the kitchen, where appliances suck up the most energy. The best time to run, say, a dishwasher is just before you leave for work or during the day. … That’s when fewer people use these appliances, so it’s helping the grid work more efficiently. And that’s a no-cost change in habit that benefits everyone.”

NPR, March 7, 2018
‘You’re Not My First Enemy’: In Long-Lost Jewish Songs Of WWII, Pain And Defiance
At a recent appearance at the University of California, Irvine, presented by the school’s Center for Jewish Studies under the title “Last Yiddish Heroes,” they began the program with “Babi Yar.” … The audience, a mix of young undergrads and older Jewish couples and families, listened, rapt; by the song’s end, more than a few were dabbing their eyes.

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