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Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2018
How to bolster the 1st Amendment on college campuses
But the state can nudge its institutions of higher learning to recommit themselves to free speech, and that’s the goal of the measure with the best chance of success. AB 2374 … was drafted with advice from Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, and Howard Gillman, chancellor of UC Irvine, authors of the recent book “Free Speech On Campus.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Bloomberg, April 26, 2018
Rick Hasen on ’The Justice of Contradictions’
Rick Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, is the author of the new book, “The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption.” He discusses the influence and legacy of Justice Scalia with June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.”

Nature, April 26, 2018
Incredibly detailed embryo maps chart each cell’s developmental fate
Developmental biologist Thomas Schilling of the University of California, Irvine, hopes to mine the data for information about the development of the neural crest, a structure found in vertebrates that gives rise to many cell types, including some brain cells. “We’re interested in when cells become specified for different fates, and looking for transitional states,” he says, adding that his lab might consider a similar experiment focused more specifically on neural-crest development.

Brookings, April 27, 2018
Race and gender biases appear in online education
Rachel Baker, professor of education at UCI, et al., write: “The potential of online education is uniquely compelling. Its most zealous advocates imagine a world in which there is exceptionally broad access to carefully refined courses delivered with consistent fidelity, including some taught by leading instructors from the world’s most selective colleges and universities.”

Los Angeles Times, April 26, 2018
A gondola from Union Station to Dodger Stadium? It could happen by 2022, Mayor Garcetti says
The gondola would be most likely to succeed if the Dodgers, Metrolink and Amtrak work to provide late trains for fans who live outside the city, said Sarah Catz, a research associate at UC Irvine’s Institute of Transportation Studies and a founding board member of Metrolink. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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