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Inside Higher Ed, September 19, 2017
$200 Million Gift for University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine, on Monday announced a $200 million gift, the largest ever to the university, from Susan and Henry Samueli, longtime supporters of the university. The funds will be used for a health sciences college that the university says will be “focused on interdisciplinary integrative health.”

KPCC, Sept. 19, 2017
California immigration bills addressing Trump policies headed to governor’s desk
Louis DeSipio, a political scientists at University of California, Irvine, said it has been years since so many immigration-related bills have cleared the state Legislature. There were similar flurries in 2006 and in 2013, he said. This time around, most are in response to the Trump administration’s promised immigration crackdown.

Nature, Sept. 20, 2017
How the Internet of cells has biologists buzzing
But getting clear images of living cells will always trump semantics, says Ian Smith, a cell biologist at the University of California, Irvine. “What is really needed in the field is direct visualization of this process,” he says. Smith is developing methods to visualize membrane nanotubes using lattice light-sheet microscopy, which monitors planes of light to build up 3D images. He hopes that the technique will be able to capture the process of material transfer from one cell to another, from start to finish.

International Business Times, Sept. 20, 2017
The crime gene: Should bad genetics mean a shorter sentence for criminals?
But the state of the science to back up these claims isn’t advanced enough to support their use in court, psychiatrist Paul Appelbaum of New York State Psychiatric Institute argues in a comment piece in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, with his co-author Nicholas Scurich of the University of California, Irvine. As such, Applebaum and Scurich predict that the use of behavioural genetics should decline in the courtroom, until the science is advanced sufficiently to give stronger evidence.

MetroMBA, Sept. 13, 2017
Paul Merage Study Stresses Importance of Corporate Transparency
A new study from co-authors Jone L. Pearce and Kenji Klein of the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine explores the relationship between long-tenured employees and the organizations they serve. Unlike interpersonal relationships, which have been shown generally to yield greater trust in both parties over time, the study finds that employees are more likely to mistrust their organization the longer they work there.

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