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The New York Times, May 4, 2016
The great Trump reshuffle
Michael Tesler, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine, examined answers to “racial resentment” questions in a Presidential Election Panel Survey conducted by the RAND Corporation in December and January to see how the responses correlated with presidential voting intentions. … Tesler’s findings are illustrated in the accompanying chart.

LA Weekly, May 4, 2016
A Millennial environmentalist is working to prevent an L.A. disaster
As a kid, Alexandra Nagy dreamed of being an astronaut and trying “to figure out that big question of why are we here.” But while studying physics at UC Irvine, she realized that “the important question is how can we keep the Earth a viable place for us to live.”

NPR, May 3, 2016
Botched French drug trial followed rules but lacked ‘common sense’
But in this case, the compound likely also acted on parts of the brain that didn’t have anything to do with endocannabinoid system, according to Daniele Piomelli, a pharmacologist at the University of California, Irvine. (He wasn’t on the scientific committee that investigated the trial). Piomelli’s research group in California was involved early on in identifying this family of drugs, which has since gotten a lot of attention in the pharmaceutical world.

Southern California Public Radio, May 3, 2016
Under pressure: How Millennials cope with real world challenges
The American Dream is supposed to go something like this: Go to school, get a job, fall in love, find the perfect house, do good in the world. All sounds simple, but for Millennials, they say the game has changed and the pressures to succeed are unlike any other generation. Three millennials gave their take … Darren White, journalism and film major at UC Irvine.

U.S. News & World Report, May 4, 2016
6 affordable mental health care service options
“A lot of [providers] don’t take insurance, and the ones that do are pretty backed up, so it’s going to be a couple months’ wait to get in to see somebody,” says Mike Frazier, a psychiatrist who’s finishing up his residency at UC Irvine in Orange County, California. … Frazier recommends asking about group therapy at universities that offer a psychiatry program.

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