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Southern California Public Radio, Feb. 19, 2016
Coachella Valley trailer park with sewage problem to get overhaul
A Coachella Valley trailer park adopted by UC Irvine law students because of its distressed state is slated to get a new sewage system, thanks to a state grant. … Students from UC Irvine Law School’s Community & Economic Development Clinic helped secure the grant. They’ve been involved in the park since taking on the residents as legal clients in 2011 when the owners attempted to shut it down.

Southern California Public Radio, Feb. 19, 2016
Study: California’s prison realignment act had little to no impact on crime
But now a large-scale study by researchers from major California universities found that the downsizing had no impact on major crime. Charis Kubrin and Carroll Serron are professors of criminology at UC Irvine, together they edited the report, which takes up an entire issue of  The Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science published today. Serron and Kubrin joined the show to discuss.

Los Angeles Times, Feb. 19, 2016
County gets its first needle-exchange program
A year ago, a group of UC Irvine medical students realized that Orange County was missing what they considered an important public health service that every major city in California had access to − a clean-needle exchange program. So they decided to do something about it.

Southern California Public Radio, Feb. 19, 2016
Are Latino Democrats split over Sanders, Clinton?
Are Latino Democrats switching their allegiance from Clinton to Sanders? If so, is there a generational divide in the split?  Guests: … Louis Desipio, professor of political science and Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Irvine.

The Huffington Post, Feb. 19, 2016
Mass incarceration’s toll on women
Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor, [University of California, Irvine writes]: On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, a congressional briefing will be held on Women, Girls, and Mass Incarceration. It’s about time. Sadly, to many politicians, mass incarceration is something that impacts primarily the lives of men and boys. … Yet, families throughout the U.S. know that the burdens, pain, and trauma of mass incarceration extend to women and girls in uniquely terrifying ways.

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 22, 2016
Return to sender
The University of California, Irvine is walking away from two gifts to establish endowed chairs in Hindu and India studies after faculty members and students raised concerns about the ideology of the donors and the influence they sought to exert in the search process. … “The HEC recommends that we not proceed with the chairs endowed by the Dharma Civilization Foundation,” Georges Van Den Abbeele, the dean of Irvine’s School of Humanities, said in an email message accompanying the committee’s report.

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