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CBS Los Angeles, Oct. 5, 2017
Local Nurse Tended To Vegas Concert Victims
Wendy Carmona was enjoying the Las Vegas country music festival with her husband and another couple Sunday night when the shooting started. Instead of running and hiding, the UC Irvine Medical Center nurse took charge and kept order at the back of an ambulance. “People were panicking,” said Carmona. “They were hysterical and that’s understandable. They were taking care of their person and that’s their focus but we also need to think of the whole and that’s where I kicked in.”

ABC7, Oct. 6, 2017
Local National Guardsman who lost wedding ring in Las Vegas shooting gets surprise from wounded wife
Derek and Lauren Harp spent their third wedding anniversary at UC Irvine Medical Center after the couple was struck by gunfire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. … “He shared with me that he had lost his wedding ring at the hospital somehow, and it was really…you could tell it was really hurting him,” said Harp’s cousin, Kevin Domene.

NPR, Oct. 5, 2017
Classifying Attacks: Mental Illness Or Terrorism?
It’s ongoing work by the psychologist Azim Shariff for the University of California, Irvine. Along with Brett Mercier and Adam Norris, Shariff has run experiments with several hundred volunteers. So he gives them accounts of different kinds of mass shooting events with different kinds of perpetrators. These are hypothetical events, … and he asked volunteers to judge if a shooter suffered from a mental disorder. Shariff says that the terms we use are often shaped by our own attitudes, especially if the shooter is Muslim.

Business Insider, Oct. 5, 2017
10 US colleges where a quality education doesn’t cost a fortune
The U.S. News ranks schools using quantitative factors — like graduation and retention rates — and qualitative factors — like peer assessment surveys from college presidents and deans of admissions. The list includes schools which offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus masters and Ph.D. programs … No. 9 University of California, Irvine (tie) ….

Times Higher Education, Oct. 4, 2017
Best universities for law degrees 2018
A law degree is the first step to a number of careers including a solicitor, barrister or judge. Many universities around the world provide law degrees so it can be difficult to know which is the best one for you … No. 78 University of California, Irvine

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