The New York Times, Sep. 4, 2018
You’ve Heard of Outsourced Jobs, but Outsourced Pollution? It’s Real, and Tough to Tally Up
“Just as China’s starting to deal with its emissions, it’s been pushing some of its more carbon-intensive activities into countries like Cambodia, Vietnam and India,” said Steven J. Davis, a scientist at the University of California, Irvine and co-author of that study. “From a climate policy context,” he added, “it’s like a game of whack-a-mole.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sep. 2, 2018
There Is No Campus Speech Crisis
“This is the first generation of students educated, from a young age, not to bully,” [Erwin] Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman, now chancellor at [UC] Irvine, write in their book Free Speech on Campus …. “They are deeply sensitized to the psychological harm associated with hateful or intolerant speech.” Growing up with the internet, they write, today’s students have seen free speech invoked less by protesters against injustices than by trolls starting flame wars online.
The San Diego Union-Tribune, Sep. 2, 2018
More 55-plus workers delaying retirement, but how hard is it to get a job?
Instances of age discrimination were most noticeable among older women, said co-author David Neumark, economics professor at UC Irvine. Still, Neumark acknowledges that proof of discrimination remains elusive, probably more so during a healthy economy.
AARP, Aug. 31, 2018
Congratulations to AARP’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heroes
Denny Chan, an attorney with Justice in Aging, a legal advocacy nonprofit in Los Angeles, is determined to break down these barriers. While still in law school at University of California, Irvine, he founded the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, tackling issues confronting Asian American communities. He has since committed his career to public service as a community lawyer, battling poverty and language-access problems, and protecting the rights of all low-income older adults.
Daily Pilot, Sep. 1, 2018
Legislators push O.C. homeless bill forward
The Legislature’s final staff analysis of the housing trust bill, quoting the bill’s author, said “a recent UC Irvine study found that Orange County government and cities, plus non-governmental organizations, could save $42 million a year on healthcare and law enforcement, among other expenses, by moving [unsheltered] homeless from the streets into permanent supportive housing.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
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