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The New York Times, Oct. 27, 2022
Elon Musk Completes $44 Billion Deal to Own Twitter
Mr. Musk’s open approach to speech on Twitter could exacerbate long simmering issues of toxic content and misinformation, affecting political debates around the world. … “There could be real-world consequences to his leadership,” David Kaye, a [clinical] law professor at the University of California, Irvine, who worked with the United Nations on issues of free speech, said of Mr. Musk’s ownership of Twitter. “To the extent that world leaders see they have this space and it’s unmoderated, they could push to see how far they can go.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Spectrum News 1, Oct. 26, 2022
UC Irvine study tracks mental health of masses during pandemic
When Roxane Cohen Silver began researching psychological trauma in large groups 20 years ago, technology was different. … Silver, a University of California, Irvine [Distinguished] Professor of psychological science, [medicine, and public health] is now looking into how COVID-19 has impacted the nation by reviewing findings from a sample of 6,500 people. She and her colleagues selected the group specifically to mirror the nation, including people from all 50 states. “We’re just describing the level of general distress they’re feeling, how depressed they are or how anxious they are,” said Smith. “We’re not making any kind of clinical diagnoses.”

BBC, Oct. 28, 2022 (Audio)
How crime is shaping the US elections
There are less than two weeks to go to the midterms. The Americast team look at why Republicans have seized upon the issue of crime and what the Democrats are trying to do to counter that. [UCI] Professor of Criminology Charis Kubrin, talks the team through the perceived and real threat of crime in the US. [Starts at 17:00]

The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 28, 2022
SEC Favors Midpoint Prices on Investor Stock Trades in Rules Overhaul
Still, brokerages are uneven in their ability to deliver midpoint prices, according to an academic study released in August based on 85,000 stock trades executed at a half-dozen popular brokerages over six months. The study’s authors found that at Schwab’s TD Ameritrade, they got midpoint prices or better on 69% of their trades, while at Robinhood the comparable rate was 31%, according to data from Christopher Schwarz, a finance professor at the University of California, Irvine, and the lead author of the study. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

Variety, Oct. 27, 2022
Aunjanue Ellis to Star in ‘The Nickel Boys’ for MGM’s Orion Pictures, Based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel
The film’s young stars are likewise building impressive resumes. [Ethan] Herisse was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his portrayal of Yusef Salaam in the Emmy nominated “When They See Us,” with additional credits on “Chicago Med,” “Big Time Rush,” “About a Boy,” “The Mindy Project” and “Key and Peele.” The young actor is currently an undergraduate studying chemistry at the University of California Irvine, where he is also the director of the acapella group Vivo.

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