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KFI AM 640, Oct. 24, 2016
Some students in Irvine will be paying for school by clicking on a keyboard and mouse
Scholarships used to involve long hours writing essays, or playing sports. But now, a new program at UC Irvine is allowing students to pay for school through e-sports scholarships.  UC Irvine is the first public university in the nation to offer scholarships to students to play for the college’s e-sports team.

CNN, Oct. 25, 2016
Election law doesn’t care if Trump (or Clinton) ever concedes
“It doesn’t have any independent legal effect,” said Rick Hasen, a University of California, Irvine professor who runs the popular Election Law Blog. “If he concedes or he doesn’t concede, the votes totals will be what they will be.”

Daily Mail, Oct. 24, 2016
Little white lies are not as innocent as you think: Over time, small fibs may desensitize our brains to dishonesty
The major new study into children and lying builds on previous studies that have shown that children learn to lie from the age of 2. The University of California, Irvine, team analyzed the results of 45 experiments into detecting deception in children up to the age of 15.

Yahoo! News, Oct. 24, 2016
Meet the models with Down syndrome who are changing the face of beauty
Despite commonly held beliefs, most people with Down syndrome can be productive members of society and are socially interactive, says Ira Lott, director of the Down syndrome program at University of California, Irvine.

Qantara.de, Oct. 24, 2016
Finding freedom in the catacombs
[Roxanne] Varzi, an associate professor of anthropology and film and media studies at the University of California, [Irvine] …. has presented the results of her research in a way that is rather unusual in academic circles, namely as fiction in the novel Last Scene Underground: an ethnographic novel of Iran, which tells the story of a group of students in Tehran who want to stage an illegal play underground.

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