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The Washington Post, Nov. 21, 2022
Have We Been Measuring Housing Inflation All Wrong?
If you’re on a two-year lease, or you’re a long-term renter with a good relationship with your landlord, does the change (or lack of it) in your rent accurately reflect what’s going on with the cost of housing? Probably not, argued economists Brent W. Ambrose and Jiro Yoshida of Pennsylvania State University and N. Edward Coulson, [professor of real estate], of the University of California, Irvine in a series of papers, the first of which appears to have begun circulating in 2012 …. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 17, 2022
UC Berkeley, Stanford join top law schools’ boycott of U.S. News & World Report rankings
UC Berkeley and Stanford law schools have announced they will withdraw from U.S. News & World Report’s closely watched rankings of higher education institutions, saying the ratings’ methodology penalizes schools that encourage public service and low costs. … UC Irvine Law Dean Austen Parrish said the law schools that dropped out of the rankings “raise important long-standing concerns” about the service, which his institution is evaluating. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Healthline, Nov. 18, 2022
Lab-Grown Meat Gets One Step Closer to the Grocery Store After FDA Gives OK
According to Ian Smith, a research professor at University of California Irvine, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, lab-grown meat production is still in the early stages and there are many more hurdles that need to be addressed in order to bring an economically-viable product to market. “This is exciting for the field. The FDA and USDA are collectively the regulatory authorities that are providing oversight to this particular market so the FDA declaring they have no safety concerns is a big stride forward,” Smith told Healthline.

CalMatters, Nov. 21, 2022
Mentally ill prisoners in California are three times likelier to get shuffled around
California state prisons transfer people with serious mental illness far more frequently than other prisoners — sometimes moving them dozens of times — a CalMatters’ analysis of newly acquired state data has found. … One person, who was in and out of the mental health program, moved 75 times during the six-year period. The data does not identify any individuals. “That doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Keramet Reiter, a criminology professor at the University of California, Irvine. “The seriously mentally ill people … bounce around a bit.”

The Academic Minute, Nov. 21, 2022 (audio)
Joshua Rhee, University of California, Irvine – Tobacco and Cannabis Retailer Locations
On this Student Spotlight: Location matters, especially so for tobacco retailers. Joshua Rhee, Ph. D student in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine, discusses why location matters so much to certain communities.

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