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CBS Evening News, Oct., 12, 2016
Taking selfies may be good for you, study finds
A new selfie study from the University of California, Irvine, says taking more smiling selfies increases your chances of happiness.

Harvard Political Review, Oct. 9, 2016
A departure from truth
In an interview with the HPR, Catherine Liu, a professor at UC Irvine and author of The American Idyll: Academic Anti-Elitism as Cultural Critique, pointed out that this is the “nature of capitalism: the development of a professional managerial technocratic class that purports to be neutral and knowledgeable on how to rule.”

Fortune, Oct. 12, 2016
How to learn something and actually retain it
In one experiment, conducted by Lindsey Richland and colleagues, students at UC Irvine were tested on a type of colorblindness …. One group of participants was given 10 minutes to read, and commit to memory, a two-page scientific passage. The other group … [was] immediately given a short test on colorblindness.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 12, 2016
Orange County prosecutors file suit against biological suppliers, alleging unlawful pricing of fetal tissue
UC Irvine law Professor Michele Goodwin said that almost all companies that process human tissue have big mark-ups, including some “that make this look like this is nothing,” she said. “Why not go after the big fish here?” said Goodwin, who heads UC Irvine’s Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy ….

The New Yorker, Oct. 12, 2016
Trump’s muse on U.S. trade with China
How Trump came to these views is not totally clear, but his thinking, especially on trade and China, has certainly been influenced by Peter Navarro, a professor of economics and public policy at the University of California, Irvine. … Should Donald Trump overcome the odds against him now and be elected President, Navarro would likely become the single most powerful economic adviser in the United States.

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