Deirdre Newman

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UCI Bolsters Jewish Studies

University of California-Irvine said today it will create a Center for Jewish Studies that will bring together faculty, students, visiting scholars and members of the public interested in exploring Judaism.

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Sibling Startups a Thing In OC’s Ecosystem

Unique Synergies Provide ‘Competitive Advantage”

Siblings tend to know each other’s nuances and have each other’s back.

Women Value GC Work for Quality Focus, Flexibility

Management Prospects Part of In-House Appeal

While there’s no empirical data to chart a rise in female general counsels in Orange County, several local GCs say they’ve seen an increase over the past 15 years or so.

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The Business Journal’s Deirdre Newman asked Orange County-based general counsels in industries ranging from manufacturing and technology to finance and legal, how they go about choosing outside attorneys to do legal work.

Software Siblings Help App Developers Max Out

Hitsfu Uses AI for Product Features, Ad Campaigns

A Mission Viejo-based company that helps app developers understand user behavior recently launched.

Braille Institute Breaks Ground on New Center

The Braille Institute broke ground today on a $10 million center that’s expected to open next fall at 527 N. Dale Ave. in Anaheim.

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Boss of Saddleback, Irvine JCs to Retire

The South Orange County Community College District said Debra Fitzsimons, interim chancellor, will retire on December 30.

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Tech Vet Elevated at Ubiquity

Irvine-based Ubiquity, Inc. said Robert Fernander has been appointed chairman of its board of directors.

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Chapman: Engineering School to Be Business Boon

Commitment Over Beer Helped Make It Happen

Chapman University alumnus Dale Fowler and his wife, Sarah Ann, were hosting Chapman President Daniele Struppa and his wife, Lisa Sparks, dean of the university’s School of Communication, at Lismore Castle in southern Ireland in July 2016. While sitting in the ancient rooms in the shadow of portraits of esteemed scientists, such as Robert Boyle, the couples shared a pint of Guinness as they talked about Chapman’s future.

Concordia Classroom Configuration Addresses Trend

Ed Classes’ Flex Seating Mirrors Real World

Walk into one particular School of Education classroom at Concordia University Irvine, and this is what you’ll see: individual student seats that have six wheels on a wide, round base, a type of seating that allows them to swivel and be arranged in various configurations. It’s key in what’s known as an active-learning classroom.

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