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Slate, Nov. 18, 2018
Why Democrats Should Not Call the Georgia Governor’s Race “Stolen”
Richard L. Hasen, professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine School of Law writes, “But for three reasons, Democrats should stop with the rhetoric that the race was “stolen,” as Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, has said, and they should not follow the lead of Kemp’s Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams, who repeatedly refused to acknowledge Kemp as the “legitimate” winner of the election when questioned Sunday by CNN’s Jake Tapper.”

Orange County Register, Nov. 20, 2018
Wooden toys and hearts of gold help make holidays happy for pediatric patients at UC Irvine Medical Center
Gary Phipps and Bill Rogers had just dropped off more than 100 toys — all lovingly designed, engineered, safety tested, cut, drilled, sawed, shaped, sanded and finished with a child-safe shellac — for children at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. Erica Magnuson, a child life specialist at UC Irvine Medical Center, says the toys can help reduce the anxiety of children, particularly burn and trauma patients. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Fox KTVU, Nov. 19, 2018 (Video)
Why is violent crime on BART on the rise? 2 Investigates looks beyond stats
UC Irvine criminology professor Charis Kubrin said numerous academic studies prove otherwise. Kubrin oversaw the first independent research of the impact of Assembly Bill 109. AB 109 was the early release of low-level offenders to relieve the state’s overcrowded prisons. She also recently completed another study on the impact of Prop 47, which reduced non-violent drug and petty theft crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. [starts at 3:51]

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 19, 2018
Startups and Innovations – Launch
Irvine-based Mind Brain Parenting is leading the conversation on social-emotional learning. The company’s flagship product, 52 Essential Conversations, received the 2018 Parents’ Choice Award …. [Founder and Chief Executive Jenny] Woo’s company is incubated at the University of California, Irvine as a UCI Applied Innovation Wayfinder startup. She’s a doctoral student in the school of education …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

EdSource, Nov. 19, 2018
Preschoolers take on math with the help of college students
Researchers have found a strong foundation in math skills at an early age helps students perform well in other subjects later on. For example, a seminal 2007 study by Greg Duncan, a professor of education at UC Irvine, found that early math skills are one of the best predictors of later success in math and reading.

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