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Today, Feb. 16, 2017
What do the sexiest female lips look like? There’s a formula for that
“Certain patients want to have this look that I would call overly filled and disproportionate,” Dr. Brian Wong, study co-author and director of facial plastic surgery at the University of California Irvine, told TODAY. Focus groups found a more natural result to be more appealing, but “unfortunately, some celebrities are trying to create a trend that violates that aesthetic,” he added.

Orange County Register, Feb. 16, 2017
Ninth Circuit judges right to reject Trump travel ban
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, [writes]: “The Ninth Circuit’s decision, and those of federal courts around the country, thus reaffirms one of the most basic principles of the rule of law: No one, not even the president, is above the law.”

MyNewsLA, Feb. 16, 2017
Sen. Bates’ bill adds heinous crimes called legally ‘violent’
The third annual Crime Report for Southern California that UC Irvine researchers put out this week predict lower violent and property crime rates in much of Southern California this year. John Hipp and Charis Kubrin, the authors of the study, who are UCI professors of criminology law and society, predict violent crime will drop by 21 percent in 82 percent of cities in the region.

Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 13, 2017
UCI in joint effort on US manufacturing
University of California, Irvine and Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability launched the Reducing Embodied-Energy & Decreasing Emissions Institute to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. … The institute will focus on reducing the cost of technologies needed to reuse, recycle and remanufacture materials, such as metals, fibers, polymers and electronic waste.

Vox, Feb. 17, 2017
The racist panic over Ruby Bridges is not just history – it’s our political present
Michael Tesler, a professor at the University of California Irvine, took a look at racial resentment scores among Republican primary voters in the past three GOP primaries. In 2008 and 2012, Tesler found, Republican voters who scored higher were less likely to vote for the eventual winner. The more racial bias you harbored, the less likely you were to vote for Mitt Romney or John McCain.

Previously “In the News”