UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 14, 2018
Was the Payment to Stormy Daniels a Campaign Contribution?
No law limits the amount Mr. Trump could spend on his own campaign, but if he ultimately paid Ms. Daniels to protect his candidacy, he would have had to disclose it as a campaign expenditure, said Richard Hasen, a professor at University of California, Irvine School of Law. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Los Angeles Times, Feb. 14, 2018
Milo Yiannopoulos’ UCLA talk on what he hates about Mexico canceled
UC President Janet Napolitano has launched a free speech center to study 1st Amendment issues and step up education about them. The National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement will be based in Washington, D.C., but administered by UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman, a 1st Amendment expert who recently told the Los Angeles Times that students are not fragile “snowflakes,” but need better education about the history and value of free speech. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KPCC, Feb. 14, 2018
Arrests of immigrants with no criminal record spike in LA
“ICE is very clear,” said Louis DeSipio, a University of California, Irvine political scientist who studies immigration policy. “They don’t have the limits now that they had in the previous administration. Under President Obama, certainly later in his term, ICE focused its energies on folks with outstanding orders of deportation and individuals with serious criminal convictions.”

ESPN, Feb. 14, 2018
UC Irvine looking for revenge at the Fiesta Bowl
Four of the top collegiate Overwatch teams in North America will face off Saturday at the Fiesta Bowl Overwatch Collegiate National Championship at Arizona State in Tempe, Arizona. … The Anteaters are undefeated entering Saturday’s competition and will get a shot at revenge to start things off at ASU.

Hakai Magazine, Feb. 15, 2018
Seaweed and Seagrass Buffer the Acidity of the Nearby Ocean
“What we found is that across a broad range of communities—from those that have sea anemones to those with tons of algae and shellfish—we still see the same pattern,” says Cascade Sorte, an ecologist at the University of California, Irvine, and lead author of the new report. “The more primary producers there are, the more amenable the pH conditions for shellfish and other species that are sensitive to ocean acidification.”

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