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NPR, April 3, 2017
Inside The Hole: What Happens To The Mind In Isolation?
Keramet Reiter, a criminology professor at UC Irvine, has spent more than a decade researching solitary confinement. In her new book, “23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement,” she writes about the lives of people who end up in solitary units, some for years.

The New York Times, April 4, 2017
Strategic Debate in Gorsuch Battle: Use Filibuster Now or Later?
A few other voices publicly agree. Richard L. Hasen, a liberal law professor at the University of California, Irvine, has argued that Democrats should hold their fire for the next vacancy, when they will have more leverage.

BBC, April 4, 2017
Meet the people who’ve stopped emailing
The idea, say those who are eschewing email, is to have more time for other types of work and communication. In fact, higher email use is associated with lower levels of productivity and higher levels of stress, according to Gloria Mark, a professor at the University of California Irvine who was the lead author on the 2014 study with this finding.

National Geographic Magazine, April, 2017
How Humans Are Shaping Our Own Evolution
A third researcher, Anthony James of the University of California, Irvine, has inserted genes in the Anopheles mosquito that prevent it from carrying the malaria parasite.

Talking Points Memo, April 3, 2017
Experts Say Susan Rice Had Every Right To Request ‘Unmasking’ In Intel Reports
The opaque nature in which U.S. intelligence is classified makes it easy for politicians and pundits to spin that intelligence in ways that read differently to the press, said Jack Lerner, an expert on technology law at the University of California Irvine School of Law. “There are lots of minimization procedures, some of which are classified, that the NSA follows. There are various levels of intelligence information in terms of sensitivity, in terms of classification that various people in Congress and the White House are given exposure to,” Lerner told TPM. “And it’s difficult for someone who doesn’t work for that agency to figure it out.”

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