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Southern California Public Radio, Dec. 12, 2016
Congress could play ‘extremely important’ role in Russian hack probe
“Congress has an extremely important role to play using its investigative powers to get to the bottom of what happened,” said Jack Lerner, professor of law at the University of California, Irvine and director of the Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic.

Orange County Business Journal, Dec. 12, 2016
Center for Korean Studies opens
The University of California, Irvine opened a Center for Critical Korean Studies with a grant of about $850,000 from the Academy of Korean Studies in Seongnam, South Korea. Kyung Hyun Kim, professor of East Asian languages & literatures, will lead the center, housed in UCI’s Humanities Commons.

The Atlantic, Dec. 13, 2016
My president was black
Michael Tesler, a political-science professor at UC Irvine, has studied the effect of Obama’s race on the American electorate. “No other factor, in fact, came close to dividing the Democratic primary electorate as powerfully as their feelings about African Americans,” he and his co-author, David O. Sears, concluded in their book, Obama’s Race: The 2008 Election and the Dream of a Post-Racial America.

The Atlantic, Dec. 13, 2016
Bulletproofing America
If smart guns do end up on gun-store shelves, they might one day come equipped with technology that would allow owners to shut them down from afar. According to William Tang, an engineering professor at UC Irvine, the technologies to remotely disable a gun already exist − it’s just a matter of bringing them all together.

USA Today, Dec. 13, 2016
Legal scholars to Trump: Abide by constitution
Forty-two constitutional law scholars called Tuesday on President-elect Donald Trump to reverse himself on a range of issues, from press freedom and judicial independence to abortion, immigration and racial discrimination. … Among those signing the letter were Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine ….

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