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U.S. News & World Report, May 24, 2021
How an MBA Can Help You Advance in Your Field
Gerardo Okhuysen, a professor of organization and management at the University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, says MBA students gain an appreciation of how all the parts of a company fit together, which gives them the wide-ranging perspective necessary to oversee multiple divisions within a corporation.

Reuters, May 25, 2021
U.S. freeways flattened Black neighborhoods nationwide
“It was a mistake that many cities were making,” said University of California, Irvine law [Distinguished] professor Joseph DiMento, an expert in the policies of the freeway-building era. “The reasons they were built were heavily for removal of Blacks from certain areas.”

Orange County Register, May 22, 2021 (Opinion)
Opinion: Systemic racism impacts Asian Americans as well
Brittany Morey, UCI assistant professor of public health writes, “In the past year-and-a-half of the COVID-19 pandemic, we witnessed a dramatic rise in hate crimes against Asians. … While President Biden’s actions signing into law the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill on May 20th is commendable, they’re only first steps. More must be done to identify long-term solutions that can address the structural racism affecting the safety and health of Asian Americans.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Los Angeles Times, May 17, 2021
Newsom earned $1.7 million in 2019. His challengers may have to disclose their taxes too
It’s unclear to what extent, if any, the disclosure law will apply in the recall election to be held later this year. The California statute says a candidate’s name will not be printed “on a direct primary election ballot” without filing copies of tax filings with the secretary of state, a provision that would seem to limit its impact to the statewide primary in 2022. … “It sounds like it’s an open question,” said Richard Hasen, an expert on election law at UC Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

LAist, May 24, 2021
Fabulous Events Happening In Southern California This Week: May 24 -27
History of K-Pop. UC Irvine’s The Rise of K-Culture Webinar Series concludes with a virtual discussion on K-pop’s origins with Dominique Rodriguez of SM Entertainment USA, professionally known as DOM, who has worked with groups EXO and Girls Generation. He’ll chat with UCI Professor Kyung Hyun Kim, founding director of Center for Critical Korean Studies.

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