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NPR, Dec. 14, 2015
Fish stocks are declining worldwide, and climate change is on the hook
“This, as far as we know, is the first global-scale study that documents the actual productivity of fish stocks is in decline,” says lead author Gregory L. Britten, a doctoral student at the University of California, Irvine. … “We think it is a lack of food availability for these small fish,” says Britten. “When fish are young, their primary food is phytoplankton and microscopic animals. If they don’t find food in a matter of days, they can die.”

Aeon, Dec. 14, 2015
Money talks
Bill Maurer
is professor of cultural anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. His latest book is How Would You Like to Pay?: How Technology Is Changing the Future of Money …. Imagining new moneys, and new payments, is thus simultaneously a re-imagination of our relationships with each other. So: how would we like to pay?

OC Weekly, Dec. 14, 2015
UCI’s Jessica Millward uncovers nearly lost slavery story in book out today
There are plenty of books on the lives of men from their time as American slaves through freedom, but women? Not so much. An associate professor of history at UC Irvine fills that vacuum with her book being published today, Finding Charity’s Folk: Enslaved & Free Black Women in Maryland ….

NBC News, Dec. 15, 2015
‘Lives in Limbo’: Undocumented youth’s limited opportunities
The newly released book Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America, details the crippling effects of the U.S. immigration system on young undocumented immigrants. … [Roberto] Gonzales’ interest in the topic began in Chicago where he spent 10 years working at a youth center and over time began to notice kids hitting barriers as grew up. … During his graduate work at the University of California, Irvine, Roberto encountered students who were going through similar circumstances as back in Chicago.

Lifehacker UK, Dec. 15, 2015
How to keep your head up in the constant stream of bad news
Alison Holman, interim director of nursing science at UC Irvine, recommends you start by avoiding binging on news to begin with. That means watching something else on TV when every news channel is covering the same tragedy.

Previously “In the News”