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Orange County Register, Aug. 2, 2016
UC Irvine well represented at Olympic Games
Track and Field: Persis William-Mensah (Ghana, 4×100 relay), current UCI student-athlete; Charles Jock (U.S., 800 meters), former UCI student-athlete; Men’s volleyball: David Smith (U.S.), former UCI student-athlete; Kevin Tillie (France), former UCI student-athlete; Women’s water polo: Dan Klatt (U.S. assistant coach) – Current UCI head coach and former UCI student-athlete; Men’s swimming: Dave Durden (U.S. assistant coach), Former UCI student-athlete; Badminton: Eva Lee (U.S.) – UCI alumna; Phillip Chew (U.S.) – Current UCI student

NPR, Aug. 2, 2016
Voter ID laws face uncertain future after court decisions
A federal judge on Monday blocked North Dakota from enforcing its strict voter ID law. Similar laws in North Carolina and Wisconsin have also been recently struck down. NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to Richard L. Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, about the future of voter ID legislation.

Dental Tribune, Aug. 2, 2016
UCI research institute aims to decode valuable information in saliva
Deciphering the substance’s secrets is the aim of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, which recently relocated to the University of California, Irvine. Containing hormones, enzymes, DNA and other substances, saliva can reveal almost everything found in a blood test, but without the needles, said Dr. Douglas Granger, institute director and professor of psychology and social behavior, pediatrics and public health at the university.

The Washington Post, Aug. 1, 2016
Trump is the first modern Republican to win the nomination based on racial prejudice
Michael Tesler, an associate professor of political science at University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Republicans have long been the party of racial conservatism. Since at least the 1960s, the GOP’s policies, rhetoric, and voters have been less supportive of minorities than have the Democrats’. These partisan differences over race have become especially pronounced during the Obama presidency.

The Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 2, 2016
Why are spiny damselfish going into permanent ‘night mode’?
The challenge will not be whether species adapt, but how long it takes them, Cascade Sorte, assistant professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the study, tells the Monitor in a phone interview.

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