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Los Angeles Review of Books, April 23, 2017
An Interview with Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
A Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine, he has received numerous awards and 11 honorary doctorates. Ngũgĩ refers to himself as a “language warrior” because of his fight for the recognition of his native Gĩkũyũ and other marginalized languages. He graciously agreed to this interview on the occasion of receiving yet another major honor: the second annual LARB/UCR Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Award.

NPR, April 22, 2017
Actions Sparked By Protests Can Have Sustained Influence
The March for Science is one of many demonstrations in response to the Trump administration. Sociology professor David Meyer at the University of California Irvine talks about the history of protests.

The Washington Post, April 24, 2017
What do we really know about the value of prekindergarten?
A task force of interdisciplinary scientists reviewed the evidence on the impact of state-funded prekindergarten programs and issued a report on its findings, which is the subject of this post …. The members of the task force were: … Greg J. Duncan of the University of California at Irvine ….

TIME, April 22, 2017
One Reason People Give False Confessions
Elizabeth Loftus, professor of psychology and social behavior at UCI, and others [write]: Further research into the factors that contribute to false confession is crucial given that the implications of false confessions, and wrongful convictions more generally, are far too great – not only do the innocent suffer (potentially for years in prison), but the guilty remain free to commit more crimes.

Orange County Register, April 21, 2017
March for Science: Trump’s environmental policies turn scientists to political activists
“For the science march, especially, it’s a reaction to the presidential administration,” said UC Irvine ecology professor Kathleen Treseder who is attending the March for Science and organizing the People’s Climate March slated for April 29 in Irvine.

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