Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Architecture of Trees versus that of Buildings

I used to like to take pictures of UCI buildings as I walked around the campus.  Now I am fascinated by the trees.  There are 53 types of trees in the central, circular area Aldrich Park.  That is named in … Continue reading

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Replying to the OC Register on the UC Regents, the UCI Law School, and the Cost of UC Irvine Housing

The OC Register had an article by a Contributing Writer, California Assemblyman Tom Lackey, on Sunday, March 15, 2015.  The article was titled “UC system disconnect”, and contained misrepresentations about the UC Regents.   I also wanted to discuss the … Continue reading

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California Universities in The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015

Here we present the California Universities in The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015. These rankings are based on reputation, rather than weighting performance in a set of criteria.  They were based on surveying 10,507 experts in academic subjects, … Continue reading

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The ACA and the Meaning of “established by the State”

It seems to me the key to interpreting the Affordable Care Act subsidies to the states that use the federal exchange is the meaning of the word “established”.  The states that have their own exchange and the federal system were … Continue reading

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House Climate Deniers In Charge of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittees

In January, 2014, all 24 Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee (E & C) defeated an amendment 24-20 that stated that climate change was occurring and was caused by greenhouse gas pollution. Two subcommittees recently held hearings on the … Continue reading

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