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NBC News, Nov. 21, 2018
When CEOs go rogue, there’s plenty of blame to pass around
“It’s very hard for the board to really provide oversight and monitoring, and it’s especially hard if the CEO is also the chair of the board,” as [Carlos] Ghosn was, said Margarethe Wiersema, professor of strategy at the University of California, Irvine Paul Merage School of Business.

Local 12, Nov. 21, 2018
You should talk about politics this Thanksgiving – here’s why, and how
Stacy Branham, assistant professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine, writes, “After another whirlwind year of division and controversy in American politics, many of us may be anxious about dinner-table dialogue with family and friends this Thanksgiving. There is no denying that the way we communicate about politics has fundamentally changed with the proliferation of technology and social media. …. Much of how we’re conversing online can’t – and shouldn’t – be replicated around the family table. We are getting out of practice at conducting meaningful, respectful conversation.”

NBC Chicago, Nov. 20, 2018 (Video)
Mental Health Apps On Rise, Little Accountability: Experts
“There was an app for bipolar disorder, which instructed people if they were having a manic episode to take a shot of hard alcohol. This is terrible advice,” said Dr. Stephen Schueller, former Northwestern University professor and current assistant professor of psychological science at the University of California at Irvine. …. Dr. Schueller, in partnership with Northwestern, helped create the Psyberguide, a system that rates mental health apps based on credibility, user experience and transparency.

13 News Now, Nov. 19, 2018
Verify: Yes, California inmates are fighting wild fires for $2 an hour
Are California inmates being used to fight those deadly forest fires in Southern California for less than $2 dollars a day? … Yes, inmates have been helping local and federal agencies fight fires since 1915. Sources: … “A Brief History of California’s Prison Camps“- Philip Goodman- University of California, Irvine, Doctoral Candidate in the Dept. of Criminology, Law and Society.

Daily Pilot, Nov. 20, 2018
Dr. Bobby Rodriguez bringing Latin jazz Christmas concert to Irvine Barclay Theatre
He worked as a music professor at UCLA for 18 years and currently is in his 16th year at UC Irvine. “Music has been very good to me and I think it’s my turn to try and help it continue to change lives,” [Bobby] Rodriguez said. Some of Rodriguez’s students at UC Irvine will be performing in the big band at the Christmas show. “Big band is like a freight train to your face,” Rodriguez said. “It’s something very beautiful.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu]

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