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Scientific American, May 24, 2018
Computers Predict Pop Chart Success
“I listened to some of the music my oldest teenage daughter is listening to. And I was surprised at how different that music was from what I used to listen to.” Natalia Komarova, an applied mathematician at UC Irvine [said]. “Since I’m interested in evolution in general, and a mathematical description of evolution, I thought studying the evolution of music would be a good idea.”

Education Week, May 24, 2018
Gamers Are the New High School Athletes: The Rise of Esports
“You see valedictorians gaming cheek to jowl with kids who are doing poorly in basic coursework,” said Constance Steinkuehler, a professor of education and game-based learning at the University of California, Irvine.

Los Angeles Times, May 24, 2018
The Bumble Bee tuna price-fixing case could point to the future of white-collar prosecutions
That was proper, Black says, because “almost invariably, white-collar crime comes from the top.” But it did complicate prosecutions. That’s because “individual responsibility in huge corporations can be very diffuse,” says Henry Pontell, a white-collar crime expert at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and UC Irvine. “It’s possible in a large organization that a CEO may not know who’s doing what.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 24, 2018
Transitions: Franklin & Marshall Chooses Its Next Leader, Longtime U. of Texas at El Paso President Will Retire
The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows Program awards early-career scholars with $70,000 to support their postdoctoral proposals in the field of education. The 2018 fellows are listed below with their academic affiliations and research projects. … [UCI Assistant Professors] Paul Hanselman … Emily Penner … Di Xu ….

NBC Los Angeles, May 25, 2018
Mobile Voting Service Center Tours Orange County for Limited Time
Orange County residents can take advantage of convenient voting beginning Friday, May 25 with a new, mobile voting service center. … voting service centers will be open for just one day at each of its seven locations: Tuesday, May 29: UC Irvine, in front of Aldrich Hall between the flag poles. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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