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Los Angeles Times, Feb. 8, 2018
UC Irvine named command post for new systemwide free speech center
UC Irvine will oversee the University of California’s new center to promote free speech and civic engagement …. UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman, a constitutional law scholar, also announced the center’s inaugural class of 10 fellows. … “The first class of fellows exemplifies our goal of bringing together the country’s great minds to study the complicated issues of free speech, activism and civic engagement,” said Gillman, co-chair of the center’s advisory board. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, Feb. 7, 2018
If the world builds every coal plant that’s planned, climate change goals are doomed, scientists say
“There is a real risk that the inertia of fossil fuel infrastructure will drag us past where we want to be,” said Steven Davis, an energy researcher at the University of California at Irvine, in a comment on the study. “However, the retirement of power plants is ultimately an economic decision, and one that gets easier as non-fossil energy sources get cheaper,” Davis added.

Medium, Feb. 8, 2018
Satellite Galaxies Live In The Same Plane As Their Hosts, Defying Dark Matter Predictions
In an interview with study coauthor Marcel Pawlowski [professor of physics and astronomy at] the University of California, Irvine, he related the following: “On large scales, [CDM] is really successful. I think that, in general, we should become more diverse in our approaches. MOND, on the other hand, is very successful at predicting small scale dynamics. I’m really excited about the possibilities that combine the successes of both.”

The Economist, Feb. 8, 2018
China is in a muddle over population policy
Wang Feng of the University of California, Irvine, says the number of births was 3m-5m lower than the projections from the family-planning agency when the authorities were debating whether to change the policy, and below even sceptical analysts’ estimates. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Volley Mob, Feb. 7, 2018
Kniffin Says UCI Can Play with Anybody, Expects to Chase Greatness
VolleyMob sat down with UCI’s sixth year head coach David Kniffin to learn more about the secrets to his program’s success, what has kept him around his alma mater for so long and the keys to the Anteaters’ balanced attack and blocking prowess.

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