UCI IN THE NEWS – NOV. 14, 2017

Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 14, 2017
Tips on Handling Firebrands
High school students have often operated under a “speech code” and stringent antibullying campaigns and carry those ideals with them to universities, Mangelsdorf said, referencing a point made in the new book Free Speech on Campus (Yale University Press), authored by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, and Howard Gillman, chancellor and professor of law, political science and history at UC Irvine.

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 13, 2017
New study: When it comes to financial aid, UC is the most generous of top public universities
According to the survey, UC Riverside was the nation’s most generous campus, giving freshmen an average of $22,241. UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine and UC San Diego, also on the top 10, had average awards ranging from $21,100 to $19,028. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

AAAS, Nov. 13, 2017
Science Seeks to Understand Why Everybody Lies
Elizabeth Loftus, a professor of social ecology, law and cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine, addressed the powerful role of false memories, formed from misinformation, which become so convincing that people believe the falsehoods to be true.

The Huffington Post, Nov 9, 2017
Here’s What Could Happen With Roy Moore And The Alabama Senate Ballot
Rick Hasen, an election law professor at the University of California-Irvine, wrote a defense of this decision for providing a real democratic choice to voters, which he calls the “Democracy Canon.” He said that canon could apply when the replacement of a candidate expands the ability of voters to properly choose elected representatives without disenfranchising other voters.

National Resources Defense Council, Oct. 30, 2017
How You Can Help Fight Climate Change
Use a laptop or mini-desktop. According to a University of California, Irvine, study, office desktop computers are switched on 77 percent of the time but are sitting idle 61 percent of that time. A typical desktop consumes substantial amounts of electricity when on but not actively used—almost four times as much power as a typical laptop and 40 times as much as a tablet.

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