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NBC News, May 15, 2019
Koreatown, Little Saigon and South Asians: As Asian Americans diversified, so did their communities
Vietnamese refugees eventually relocated to areas like Orange County to be closer to each other — a process Linda Trinh Vo, professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine, called a “secondary migration.” … When the next group of refugees came in the late 1970s and 1980s …. “They left with the idea that they had escaped and there was no way for them to go back,” Vo said. “There was a sense that they would build a permanent community here.”

Chicago Tribune, May 12, 2019
Water polo, a rough but increasingly popular sport in Illinois, searches for concussion solutions
James Hicks, director of the University of California at Irvine’s Center for Exercise Medicine and Sports Sciences, has found that just over a third of water polo players say they’ve suffered a concussion during their careers. For goalies, it’s close to half. … “Our goal is not to stop the sport,” he said. … We’re just trying to find out what’s going on in the game, what the risks are and how we manage those risks.”

Law.com, May 15, 2019
Critics Say California’s Bar Exam Cut Score Impedes Diversity
“If we care about diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and I will assume that we do, then the current bar exam cut score is simply unconscionable,” L. Song Richardson, dean of the  University of California, Irvine School of Law, told the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Richardson was referring to California’s bar exam passing score—known as the cut score—of 144. The number is the second-highest in the nation, behind Delaware’s 145.

Fast Company, May 14, 2019 (Interview)
John Cleese has some good recommendations for how to deal with a**holes
Among the many books on the subject … there is University of California, Irvine philosophy professor Aaron James’s 2012 best-selling book, Assholes: A Theory, which has just been turned into a documentary of the same name, and features a cast of anti-asshole activists, including actor John Cleese, Cornell professor Robert Hockett (who is behind Elizabeth Warren’s accountable capitalism platform) and Vladimir Luxuria, the first transgender member of parliament in Europe.

Knowable Magazine, May 14, 2019 (Interview)
Always look on the bright side of life
A sunny disposition isn’t just good for your mental health. It’s good for your body, too. It can even add years to your life. Sarah Pressman, a health psychologist at the University of California, Irvine, has spent her career investigating the link between positive emotions and physical health.

Previously “In the News”