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CBS Los Angeles, Aug. 18, 2016
UC Irvine hosts Rams Family Day
Hundreds of locals attended the Los Angeles Rams Family Day at University of California, Irvine on Thursday. Craig Herrera has more here: … David Reinkensmeyer … “I’m a professor at UC Irvine, I make devices so people with disabilities can train like an athlete and try to get better after they’ve had a stroke or spinal cord injury.” … This is [UCI statistics] professor Hal Stern, “Statistics … can help the coaches determine strategy … it can help evaluate players, who to draft and who is performing best.”

Southern California Public Radio, Aug. 17, 2016
How a fifth force of nature went unnoticed by physicists, until now
A team of physicists at the University of California, Irvine, published a theory that there may be a fifth force of nature, and they found about it almost by accident. A Martinez spoke to Tim Tait, a professor in the department of physics & astronomy, who is one of the authors of the study.

Southern California Public Radio, Aug. 18, 2016
How does the drought affect California’s wildfires?
“What makes it dry is a lack of rain, of course, and the opposite of rain, [which is] lots of evapotranspiration, and that leads to excessive drying that’s really desiccating those timbers – the timber and grasses – and turning them into a real tinder box,” said Jay Famiglietti, professor of Earth system science and civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine.

The Huffington Post, Aug. 18, 2016
How mass incarceration trickles down to children
Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor at University of California, Irvine, [writes]: In the wake of a staggering mass incarceration problem that predicts one in three Black men will be involved in the criminal justice system at some point in his lifetime (in jail, on probation, paroled, or in a halfway house) politicians and civil society organizations frequently overlook what the so-called race to incarcerate means for women and children.

Time, Aug. 18, 2016
How trolls are ruining the internet
A yet-to-be-published study by University of California, Irvine, professor Zeev Kain showed that when people were exposed to reports of good deeds on Facebook, they were 10 percent more likely to report doing good deeds that day. But the opposite is likely occurring as well.

Bloomberg Technology, Aug. 19, 2016
Uber’s settlement flop reignites potentially costly driver suits
Catherine Fisk, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine [said] … The company may be hard-pressed to block [the] Price case from proceeding as a class action .… That lawsuit shows Uber drivers probably aren’t making a high hourly wage relative to the time they spend behind the wheel, Fisk said. “If you do the math, it makes sense to proceed as a class because the drivers are similarly situated and the legal issues are common to the class,” she said.

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 16, 2016
Summer Shakespeare: A critic’s take on the secret to theatrical success
The New Swan Shakespeare Festival’s “As You Like It,” running (through Aug. 27) in repertory with “Hamlet” in the utterly charming portable outdoor Elizabethan theater on the UC Irvine …. directed by New Swan artistic director Eli Simon, begins in 1930s Chicago before venturing into the woods. … “As You Like It” isn’t so much plotted by Shakespeare as choreographed. The play is arranged like a dance for couples two-stepping to the soundtrack of love. Simon’s production succeeds when it succumbs to the amorous rhythm.

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