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The New York Times (AP), Nov. 29, 2017
‘Father of Black Psychology’ Joseph L. White dies at 84
Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession, has died. He was 84. White, who lived in Irvine, (was a professor at the) University of California, Irvine, for decades.

The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 22, 2017
Trump Administration Poised to Tap Political Science Professor for Census Post
The Trump administration plans to pick Thomas Brunell, a Texas political science professor, as the new deputy director of the U.S. Census Bureau, to help manage the day-to-day operations of the agency, according to two people familiar with the matter. Mr. Brunell, who has worked at the University of Texas at Dallas since 2005, holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Irvine, according to his curriculum vitae. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, Nov. 29, 2017
Graduate students stage walkout today at UCI, USC and across country over GOP tax plan
“Ninety-six percent of our Ph.D students receive tuition waivers,” UCI Vice Provost and Dean Frances Leslie wrote in an e-mail to the Southern California News Group. “Since many of them are low income, this will mean that they may have to drop out. That will be a tremendous loss of talent to the state of California.”

CBS News (AP), Nov. 29, 2017
Colleges roll out scholarships to varsity video game players
The University of California, Irvine, opened a new $250,000 “eSports arena” last year with financial backing from sponsors including a computer company and Riot Games, a video-game maker that organizes collegiate tournaments. … “It really builds a sense of community,” said Griffin Williams, a senior at UC Irvine who captains a team for the game “Super Smash Bros. Melee.” ”I actually feel more school pride than I would have had otherwise.”

Daily Pilot, Nov. 29, 2017
UCI researchers’ equations get a role on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ episode Thursday
If you tune in to Thursday’s episode of TV’s “The Big Bang Theory” and look closely, you’ll see scientific equations and notes from UC Irvine researchers. On Thursday, those boards will include notes from two research papers written by Jonathan Feng, a UCI professor of physics and astronomy, and UCI post-doctoral scholars Iftah Galon, Felix Kling and Sebastian Trojanowski. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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