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San Francisco Chronicle, March 8, 2019
3 ways activist kids these days resemble their predecessors
David Meyer, a professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine writes, “Although the advent of social media has made it easier for millions to witness these awkward encounters, there is nothing new about kids engaging in grassroots activism. And based on my research about social movements, I find that today’s young activists have a lot in common with the leaders of earlier youth movements.”

St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 10, 2019
Six years after landmark Supreme Court ruling, many inmates convicted as juveniles remain in prison
Research regarding adolescent development supported the court’s decision. The brain’s frontal lobe, which is responsible for impulse control, may not completely develop until the age of 25, said Elizabeth Cauffman, a professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine. Context, nutrition, and traumatic experiences can alter juvenile development as well, she said.

ABC7, March 7, 2019 (Video)
Cool Kids Miya and Hana Stauss from Newport Beach hope to introduce coding to others
Sandy Irani, a computer science professor at UC Irvine says, “They are [Miya and Hana Stauss] both just incredibly independent. I have to do almost nothing to help them get started…. They’re reaching out to girls in unserved communities who would not dream of having a career in I.T and they great thing is that they are just planting the seed in these girls’ heads that they can really do it.”

Vice, March 11, 2019
How the ‘Mandela Effect’ Theory of False Memories Took Over the Internet
In a 2015 study published by the University of California, Irvine, 33 percent of test subjects described watching nonexistent footage of news stories, including images of United Flight 93 on 9/11. The results make sense—air crashes are rich in visual horror, frequently depicted in films and on TV, and easy to imagine despite the absence of footage of that specific event from 2001.

Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2019
UC Irvine student stabbed near campus apartments while walking do
A UC Irvine student was stabbed while walking her dog around a student apartment community on the campus late Sunday, authorities said. The stabbing was reported shortly before 10 p.m. near the Camino del Sol apartments in the 33000 block of Arroyo Drive, according to campus police. The woman told authorities that a man with a large build attacked her from behind and stabbed her. She was taken to a hospital in stable condition. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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