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CNN, Nov. 22, 2018
6 ways your brain is tricked into holiday shopping
Many retailers have turned to psychology to manipulate shopping spaces, both in stores and online, to persuade customers to make purchases — and more often than not, we can be oblivious to these mind games. “It’s amazing how these things are oftentimes not variables that we’re aware of. A lot of these are peripheral cues,” said Eric Spangenberg, professor and dean at The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

The Economic Times (Reuters), Nov. 23, 2018
Too Marxist for China? Radical students rattle Communist leaders 
Since those protests, authorities have moved “swiftly and harshly against anything that seems capable of linking people in different occupations and different places,” explained Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a Chinese history professor at the University of California, Irvine. “In one sense, it is certainly ironic to find a government that claims to adhere to Marxism cracking down on a Marxism group,” he said.

The Colorado Sun, Nov. 26, 2018
Jared Polis wants Colorado 100 percent powered by renewable energy, but talk is easier than the walk
“If you go above about 80 percent you have to overbuild your generation or build massive storage,” said Steven Davis, University of California, Irvine Earth-system sciences professor and a member of a research team that looked at what it would take to get to 100 percent with just solar and wind.

Ed Tech, Nov. 21, 2018
EDUCAUSE Report: Students Benefit from Exposure to Emerging Tech
At the University of California, Irvine, administrators recently announced the construction of a new active learning pavilion, equipped with some of the latest technology, to encourage students to combine course material and creativity, the Center for Digital Education reports. While the financial cost for this new technology is far higher than a room full of desktop computers, the investment is likely to pay off in the long run for student outcomes, according to EDUCAUSE.

Orange Coast Magazine, Nov. 21, 2018
Heroes of Orange County: UC Irvine Graduate Raises $50,000 to Help Hospital in Homeland
Growing up in Uganda as one of 28 children, [Lydia] Natoolo resolved to become a doctor after watching some of her siblings die of AIDS. She took her first step toward that goal when she immigrated to the U.S. and eventually made her way to Saddleback College and then UC Irvine, where she graduated in the spring as valedictorian and student body president. … “I want to change lives, one community at a time,” she says. “We sons and daughters of Africa, those of us lucky enough to be here, can work to change the lives of those we left behind.”

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