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The Washington Post, Aug. 26, 2015
The troubling reasons why NASA is so focused on studying sea level rise
Eric Rignot, a glaciologist at the University of California, Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, drew particular attention to the dynamic behavior of the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland, which recently lost a gigantic chunk of ice roughly 12 square kilometers in surface area. “The glacier keeps retreating rapidly into a deep canyon and this summer has seen another series of spectacular calving events,” Rignot said.

MSN Money, Aug. 27, 2015
Red flags for China’s economy: Expert
Peter Navarro, UC Irvine economics professor, shares his bearish outlook for China.

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 26, 2015
The loaded term ‘anchor baby’ conceals complex issues
Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at UC Irvine, said the notion that parents have children in the U.S. to protect themselves from deportation is a departure from reality …. “It would take an amazingly tactical or Machiavellian parent to somehow think that the child’s status protects the parents,” he said.

KCRW, Aug. 26, 2015
Can ‘yes means yes’ end sexual assault on campus?
It may sound academic, but the hottest new phrase on college campuses in California is “affirmative consent” — sometimes abbreviated as “yes means yes.” … Guest:  Mandy Mount, UC Irvine CARE Office … “One of the fundamental philosophies that is behind this law is that we all have a right to personal ownership to our own bodies …. ”

BBC, Aug. 27, 2015
Virginia shooting: The murders that rocked breakfast TV
Roxane Cohen Silver, a professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, [Irvine] says there hasn’t been much research into the extent of trauma caused by a single exposure to traumatic footage such as a live shooting. But she says repeated exposure to vivid graphic images can lead to long-lasting negative consequences, not just for mental health but also for physical health.