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The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 10, 2017
After 50, Women Struggle to Find a Foothold at Work
In 2015, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, and Tulane University submitted more than 40,000 job applications from fake male and female candidates in three age ranges and analyzed the rate of callback responses from employers. They found “robust evidence” of age discrimination against older women, and mixed evidence regarding older men.

CNN, Oct. 9, 2017
‘Chess in an impenetrable black box’: Who really holds the power in China?
When contacted for our piece, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, professor of History at University of California, Irvine, said he wasn’t able to pick five different power players in China. “The five most powerful people are the head of the party, the president, the commander in chief, the author of the book that gets the best display spots in the bookstores these days, and the guy the People’s Daily hails as China’s most astute commentator on globalization — in other words Xi, Xi, Xi, Xi, and Xi,” Wasserstrom told CNN.

NPR, Oct. 9, 2017
What Trump’s Proposed Changes Mean For Family-Based Immigration
Robert Siegel talks with UC Irvine’s Stephen Lee about the history of family-based immigration and the consequences of ending it, which the White House says is among its immigration priorities.

Bloomberg Politics, Oct. 6, 2017
Trump Officials Dispute the Benefits of Birth Control to Justify Rules
“We know that safe contraception — and contraception is incredibly safe — leads to a reduction in pregnancies,” said Michele Bratcher Goodwin, director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. “This has been data that we’ve had for decades.”

Orange County Business Journal, Oct. 9, 2017
Program to Help Grads Help Firms Lead on Innovation
Disruptive innovation has been called the most influential business idea of the early 21st century. The University of California- Irvine’s business school rolled out a new MBA curriculum this fall that reflects that reality. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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