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Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2016
Why so many Chinese students come to the U.S.
Fan Yue looked into the future and didn’t like what she saw. … Yet on a brief visit to the U.S., she was inspired by the leafy campuses and sense of academic freedom. She applied to the University of California, Irvine, and got in.

U.S. News & World Report, April 29, 2016
Bernie’s revolution has no future
The idea of 2008 as a peak year in youth voting is also complicated by race. While 2008 saw a sharp rise among African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic voters, rates among young non-Hispanic white voters were flat, according to Michael P. Wattenberg. In Is Voting for Young People? the professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine said that from 2004-2008, young white voting rose by just 2 percent.

Southern California Public Radio, April 29, 2016
What Trump rally clashes say about OC politics
Louis DeSipio, professor of political science and Latino studies at UC Irvine, joined Take Two to discuss the current political climate in Orange County.

Orange County Register, April 29, 2016
Election 2016: Is the Costa Mesa Trump melee a sign of turbulence ahead?
“It’s a total whammy effect,” said Peter Ditto, a social psychologist at UC Irvine specializing in political behavior. “You have a lot of people who are dissatisfied – pro-Trump people and anti-Trump people. Coming to Orange County, you have a mix of the conservatives and the growing Latino community that is particularly volatile. “I would expect to see this throughout Southern California.”

The Huffington Post, April 29, 2016
Dermatologists get real about how to fight ‘Chub Rub’
Dr. Janellen Smith is a professor of dermatology at the University of California, Irvine, and she’s not a fan of the powder method. “I’ve never found that powder works terribly well,” Smith said. “I think grease is the way to go.” Smith advises lubing up your inner thighs and underarms with things like Vaseline and A&D ointment before going about your day.

The Huffington Post, May 1, 2016
What’s the best workout for your personality?
A paper published by Margaret Schneider, a researcher at the University of California, Irvine, found a link between physical activity and two specific personality systems, behavioral activation (BAS) and behavioral inhibition (BIS). According to Schneider, a person who has a high BAS score is more motivated by reward − think winning a race − while someone who has a high BIS score is more motivated to avoid punishment.

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