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How to Talk with a Conspiracy Theorist: What the Experts Recommend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpInOs1Fyno Why do people pledge allegiance to views that seem fundamentally hostile to reality? Maybe believers in shadowy, evil forces and secret cabals fall prey to motivated reasoning. Truth for them is what they need to believe in order to get what they want. Their certainty in the justness of a cause can feel as comforting as a warm blanket on a winter’s night. But conspiracy theories go farther than private delusions of grandeur. They have spilled i...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Current Affairs, Reddit, University of Pennsylvania, Vox, Bill Nye, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Pew Research, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Cass Sunstein, MIT Technology Review


How to Talk with a Conspiracy Theorist (and Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories in the First Place): What the Experts Recommend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpInOs1Fyno Why do people pledge allegiance to views that seem fundamentally hostile to reality? Maybe believers in shadowy, evil forces and secret cabals fall prey to motivated reasoning. Truth for them is what they need to believe in order to get what they want. Their certainty in the justness of a cause can feel as comforting as a warm blanket on a winter’s night. But conspiracy theories go farther than private delusions of grandeur. They have spilled i...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Current Affairs, Reddit, University of Pennsylvania, Vox, Bill Nye, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Pew Research, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Cass Sunstein, MIT Technology Review


It can be extra hard to make a career change during a pandemic, but right now could also be the perfect time to explore the possibilities. Here are 15 great resources to help you find a more fulfilling career or make your current job a little better.

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Finding your ideal career path is less about looking for a "dream job" and more about assessing the day-to-day tasks you enjoy doing.Below are 15 online courses, books, and free resources to help you find what you like, take steps towards a career transition, or improve a current job.Read more: At the start of this year, I could barely sell my writing. These 10 online...
Tags: Reviews, Career, UK, Education, Stanford, Trends, Features, New York Times, Career Development, Berkeley, Coventry University, Judd Apatow, Jamie Dimon, Coursera, E-learning, Irl


New college enrollments plunged 16% this fall as incoming freshmen opted for gap years over virtual learning

A student has a tented study area to himself at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, CA on Friday, October 2, 2020. Classes started Thursday, October 1st but most are online, leaving few students on campus due to COVID-19 restrictions. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images New college enrollments sank 16% this fall semester, a new report found.  Overall attendance at universities and two-year schools was down 4%, according to data released Thursd...
Tags: Education, College, US, Trends, Irvine CA, University of California Irvine, University of New Orleans, Graham Rapier, National Student Clearinghouse, Paul Bersebach, Coronavirus, COVID, Virtual Learning, Business News Desk


Massiah Foundation challenge gift to fund UCI chair in Zoroastrian studies

$1.5 million endowment will establish first chair of its kind in the U.S. The University of California, Irvine has received a $1.5 million challenge commitment from the Massiah Foundation to establish the Ferdowsi Presidential Chair in Zoroastrian Studies – the first of its kind in the United States. Additionally, the University of California will support the chair with up to $500,000. The Massiah Foundation was founded by Fariborz Maseeh, Ph.D., an Iranian American businessman and pion...
Tags: Education, Life, Iran, United States, Orange County, University Of California, Southern California, UCI, Persia, University of California Irvine, Association of American Universities, Howard Gillman, Ferdowsi, Jordan Center, Touraj Daryaee, Massiah Foundation


University Of California System Names First Black President

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system’s 150-year history. Drake, a seasoned university administrator, replaces Janet Napolitano in overseeing a sprawling, 280,000-student system dealing with issues of accessibility for Blacks and other minorities, along with slashed budgets and upended campus life because of the coronavirus pandemic. Drake is a UC-trained physician who served as chancellor o...
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University Of California System Names 1st Black President

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system’s 150-year history. Drake, a seasoned university administrator, replaces Janet Napolitano in overseeing a sprawling, 280,000-student system dealing with issues of accessibility for Blacks and other minorities, along with slashed budgets and upended campus life because of the coronavirus pandemic. Drake is a UC-trained physician who served as chancellor o...
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Dr. Michael Drake Is University Of California’s First Black President

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California system has named Dr. Michael Drake to replace Janet Napolitano and become its first Black president. A physician, Drake was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Board of Regents. He enters the president’s office as campus budgets are being slashed and campus life upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Drake was chancellor the University of California, Irvine from 2005 to 2014, when the university increased the number of applicants for undergraduate ...
Tags: News, Education, California News, San Francisco, Ap, Drake, University Of California, Ohio State University, Board of Regents, University of California Irvine, UC Irvine, Michael Drake, Janet Napolitano, The University of California, Regents of the University of California, Dr. Michael Drake


The Morals That Determine Whether We’re Liberal, Conservative, or Libertarian

An old friend once wrote a line I’ll never forget: “There are two kinds of people in the world, then there are infinitely many more.” It always comes to mind when I confront binary generalizations that I'm told define two equally opposing positions, but rarely capture, with any accuracy, the complexity and contrariness of human beings—even when said humans live inside the same country. Voting patterns, social media bubbles, and major network infotainment can make it seem like the U.S. is...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Yale, Nyu, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Hannah Arendt, Jonathan Haidt, Haidt, Durham NC Follow, Peter Ditto


Photos: San Fernando Valley valedictorians for the Class of 2018

Name: Tobias Icasatti — Age: 17 — High School: Cleveland High School — GPA: 4.7 — High School Activities or Groups: Senior Board, Varsity Track, Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Wrestling — After Graduation/College Plans: Go to UC Santa Barbara — Career Goal: Become a Pilot — Parents: Sonia Senger Name: Shaun Tanaka — Age: 18 — High School: Cleveland Charter High School — GPA: 4.0 — High School Activities or Groups: Eagle Scout, COREdinators Co-President, CSF, SFVJACC Basketball, Track & Field,...
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New dean named for UW law school

Mario Barnes, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, will become the University of Washington law school’s dean.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, University of Washington, UW, University of California Irvine, Mario Barnes


Myths about US immigration

Photo: Sasha Kimel 1. MYTH: The biggest influx of undocumented immigrants comes from people sneaking in through our uncontrolled border. Though we often portray the border as an uncontrolled area, between 2014 and 2015, border agents have actually more than doubled, while illegal immigration has actually decreased. But even with the increase in security (or even if we built more walls), this may not necessarily affect illegal immigration. This is because most undocumented immigrants don’t e...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Taxes, Education, Washington Post, Drugs, Africa, Immigration, US, Atlantic, United States, Yale, Illegal, El Salvador, Borders, Immigrants


The 10 Most Popular MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in July

Here’s a quick and easy way to beat the July heat. Dial up the A/C and sign up for one of 250 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) getting started this month. They’re all neatly catalogued by the education web site Class Central, which also tracks the most popular MOOCS offered each month. Find the 10 most popular MOOCs starting in July below. 1) Tricky English Grammar University of California, Irvine via Coursera English is a difficult language to learn because of its many obscure grammati...
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