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The Week, March 23, 2018
The Book List: Author of the Week
Ngugi wa Thiong’o [UCI distinguished professor of comparative literature] … has used his writing to defy every force that would circumscribe his freedoms, and his latest memoir, Wrestling With the Devil, revisits one of his most storied acts of imaginative rebellion. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Popsugar, April 4, 2018
This Pregnant Law Student Attended Classes While on Bed Rest — Thanks to a Robot!
UCI allowed [Tess] Messiha to utilize a roving “telepresence robot” …. “The university went above and beyond to accommodate me,” [she said]. … Bravo, UC Irvine! Here’s to hoping that more learning institutions will support parents in similar ways based on this shining example.

Critical Mass For Business, April 3, 2018
Critical Mass Radio Show with Bryan Cunningham
Bryan Cunningham is the leading international expert on cybersecurity law and privacy. At UCI he serves as the executive director of the multidisciplinary cybersecurity policy and research institute, where he offers his expertise in helping Americans take better control of their digital security.

Atlas Obscura, April 3, 2018
Can Octopuses Teach Us How to Hide?
In addition to being clever engineers, octopuses, squids, and their cephalopod brethren are expert hiders. Researchers often turn to them for clues about how humans—and the technology we build—can perfect the art of vanishing from view. … Now, a team of scientists at University of California, Irvine, has used cephalopod skin as a model for synthetic materials that can dodge infrared cameras.

Southern Living, April 5, 2018
Here’s Why You Should Visit The Beach Regularly, According to Science
In a 2011 study, researchers at Washington University and UC Irvine asked over 1,000 beachgoers about their mental state before and after trips to the ocean. They found that beach trips reduce stress, increase creativity, and can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety and were overall restorative for our psychological well-being.

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