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Insider, Oct. 29, 2021
You probably qualify for a COVID-19 booster already, even if you don’t realize it, several health experts say
“If you think about it, and you read what the CDC says, there’s a lot of people basically that should get boosters,” Bernadette Boden-Albala, director [and founding dean] of the University of California, Irvine’s public-health program, told Insider. She added, “the majority of people are going to meet one of the criteria.”

The Sunday Long Read, Oct. 30, 2021
Two Dollar Bill, Befuddled Brendan, and the currency of a story
Without the mundanity of use in daily transactions, the $2’s relative rarity means it elicits a certain reaction when it does show up. … “It’s a thing that comes through your hands once in a blue moon, so every time that happens…it compels people to ask themselves what to do with it,” Professor and [Dean, School of Social Sciences] ] Bill Maurer, an economic anthropologist at the University of California Irvine, explains. …. Maurer practically sang as he described the exchange of the $2 bill on Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 29, 2021
How Children Develop Fine Motor Skills
“The toddler through preschool years involve increasing coordination of fine motor movements,” says Stephanie Reich, a professor of education at the University of California, Irvine. “A 2-year-old can pull down a door handle to open a door, but not yet turn a doorknob. These fine motor skills will improve and become more complex as the child ages.”

Yahoo Finance, Nov. 1, 2021
Hoping to lure back retail investors, Robinhood is handing out dogecoin in Burger King sweepstakes
“It’s a nice mission, but their business model is completely at odds with the mission,” said Chris Schwarz, an associate professor of finance at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. Based on his research, Schwarz pointed out that Robinhood’s business model for the past year has been based on bringing a steady stream of new traders to the markets.

Hyperallergic, Oct. 31, 2021
Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for November 2021
Revolution Everywhere: Threshold of Resistance highlights the potential of art to engender solidarity and perseverance in the context of authoritarianism and rising tensions around the globe. The show … features large-scale works by Panos Aprahamian, Heather M. O’Brien, and Simon Liu. Through video installation, photography, and text, the artists illustrate specific strategies to deal with similar political situations. University Art Galleries at UC Irvine.

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