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U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 14, 2017
Use Video Game Scholarships to Pay for College
Peter the Anteater, the University of California—Irvine official mascot, has a new type of sport to cheer for: esports. New to campus last fall, UC—Irvine started a varsity program for video gamers, complete with scholarships and an on-campus arena.

The New York Times, Aug. 14, 2017
New on This Fall’s Law School Syllabus: Trump
That is “what’s different about teaching con law in the Trump era,” said Leah Litman, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine. It requires, she said, “acknowledging that much of what we consider settled beyond the capacity of lawyers to unsettle it may not be so settled after all.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Futurism, Aug. 13, 2017
Cosmic Census: There Could Be 100 Million Black Holes in Our Galaxy Alone
According to a new study by a team of astronomers from the Center of Cosmology at the University of California Irvine, such mergers are far more common than we thought. …. James Bullock, a professor of physics and astronomy at UC Irvine and a co-author on the paper, explained in a UCI press release: “Fundamentally, the detection of gravitational waves was a huge deal ….”

Investor’s Business Daily, Aug. 11, 2017
The Fight For $15 Fizzles
In fact, University of California, Irvine, economist David Neumark examined more than 100 credible minimum wage studies of the past two decades and found that 85% of them “found consistent evidence of job loss effects on low-skilled workers” — including lost jobs, reduced hours and closed businesses.

Mother Jones, Aug. 14, 2017
This Technology Could Stop the World’s Deadliest Animal
Anthony James, a geneticist at the University of California-Irvine, opted to target the disease directly. In 2015, he and his colleagues lab-tested a drive that enlists a pair of synthetic antibodies to disable malaria in the gut of the South Asian mosquito Anopheles stephensi.

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