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Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2018
L.A., are you sure you want Amazon’s HQ2?

Amihai Glazer, professor of economics at the UC Irvine, where he directs the Program in Corporate Welfare, writes, “Twenty American cities, including Los Angeles, have been busy in recent weeks wooing visiting executives from Amazon, hoping to become the location for the company’s second headquarters. Amazon has promised that up to 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment will flow to the new HQ2 city. The winner of this competition, however, may find itself a big loser.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

PBS Newshour, May 3, 2018
The key legal question about the Stormy Daniels payment
Rudy Giuliani’s comments have created a new legal headache for his client, President Trump. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from former federal prosecutor John Carlin and Rick Hasen of the University of California Irvine School Of Law about the many questions raised by the president’s defense team and what might determine whether election law was broken.

Medium, May 3, 2018
Payam Heydari: Introducing the Design of Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits to the World

Our latest interviewee is Payam Heydari … currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California Irvine. …. Dr. Heydari is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition including the 2016–2017 UCI’s School of Engineering Mid-Career Excellence in Research ….

The Economist, May 3, 2018
Does growing up poor harm brain development?
The 1,000 mothers, minus potential dropouts, will provide enough statistical power to detect effects equivalent to two months’ worth of development in early childhood, says Greg Duncan, an economist on the team from the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Scientific American, May 7, 2018
Cells Talk and Help One Another via Tiny Tube Networks

Useful answers are emerging, however, because the budding field of TNT research is benefiting from advances in microscopy and other techniques. Ian Smith, who studies TNTs at the University of California, Irvine, specializes in imaging methods such as lattice light-sheet microscopy, which is gentle enough to be used for observing live cells over hours or even days. … “Being able to see what you study, to me, is just the main driving force for why I’ve always been interested in microscopy,” Smith said.

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