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The Washington Post, Oct. 30, 2017
Trump expected to nominate Powell for Fed chair
“The chairman of the Federal Reserve has control of the most powerful lever to influence world prosperity,” says Gary Richardson, professor of economics at the University of California at Irvine and the former official Fed historian. “If the chair makes good decisions about interest rates, billions of people around the world will be better off. If the chair makes mistakes, he or she can put hundreds of millions of people out of work around the globe.”

The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 30, 2017
Mueller’s Moves Signal Broad Scope
The unsealing of the Papadopoulos case shows that Mr. Mueller “has the ability to flip people without word leaking out,” said Richard Hasen, a law professor at the University of California at Irvine. “This can promote further cooperation with his probe,” he said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 30, 2017
‘Weinstein effect’? Exploring the link between power and predatory behavior.
In another experiment conducted in Keltner’s lab by psychologist Paul Piff, now a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine, subjects played a rigged game of Monopoly …. Within 15 minutes of play, the researchers observed changes in the how the advantaged player behaved.

OC Weekly, Oct. 30, 2017
Michele Goodwin Pitches Reproductive Justice to Congress
A UC Irvine School of Law professor is taking part in a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., concerning reproductive health and maternal mortality. Michele Goodwin is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at UCI Law as well as the founder and director of the Reproductive Justice Initiative, which comes from the law school’s Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.

HealthDay, Oct. 27, 2017
Botox May Offer New Hope for Young Migraine Sufferers
“When children and teens have migraine pain, it can severely affect their lives and ability to function,” said study author Dr. Shalini Shah, chief of the division of pain medicine at the University of California, Irvine, “They miss school, their grades suffer and they are left behind, often unable to reach their full potential,” …. “Clearly, there is a need for an alternative treatment for those who haven’t found relief.”

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