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The Guardian, Oct. 12, 2018
Exploitation on the internet? The morality of watching death online
Dr. Roxane Cohen Silver, a psychology professor at the University of California, Irvine, who has studied the effects of repeated exposure to traumatic media, doesn’t see any psychological benefits. “Curiosity is likely to be appeased by viewing this once,” she told me. “The notion of who seeks this out repeatedly is something that’s difficult for me to speak to.”

Accounting Today, Oct. 11, 2018
Study questions accounting numbers highlighted in earnings releases
The study, by Xuan Huang of California State University Long Beach, Alex Nekrasov of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Siew Hong Teoh of the University of California, Irvine, questioned “managers’ opportunistic incentive to highlight temporary good performance by headlining.” It appears in in the November issue of “The Accounting Review,” a journal published by the American Accounting Association.

Stateline, Oct. 10, 2018
Would a shift to state power endanger species?
… Industry and wildlife experts are sharply divided over whether states have the resources or legal framework in place to take on a greater workload. “If the argument is that states will be better because they’re more efficient at managing endangered species protection, there is little evidence of that,” said Alejandro Camacho, a law professor at the University of California at Irvine who wrote a paper analyzing state spending and laws dealing with endangered species.

U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 3, 2018
Ripple Effect? Amazon’s $15 Wage May Help Lift Pay Elsewhere
Low-paid workers “get kicked the most in the recession, and they generally benefit more later in the boom,” said David Neumark, an economist at University of California, Irvine.

University World News, Oct. 10, 2018
Research collaboration bucks decline of multilateralism
The APRU [Association of Pacific Rim Universities] secretariat has collated interdisciplinary scores for APRU institutions to monitor the increase in collaboration across disciplines. … Some have very high rates of interdisciplinary collaboration within the institution, such as the … University of California (UC) UC Irvine ….

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