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NBC News, Feb. 23, 2016
Opinion: Polling Latinos has always been controversial
Louis DeSipio
, a professor of Political Science and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Irvine … wrote a popular book on Latino attitudes stemming from the lack of academic attention to Latino voters. … His book, Counting the Latino Vote, was published in 1996 and is a must-read for any scholar of Latino politics who wants to trace the lineage of this controversy over Latino political attitudes.

The Atlantic, Feb. 24, 2016
The place where the poor once thrived
The type of Asian immigrants who moved to San Jose “set up their children to be mobile,” said Jennifer S. Lee, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and the author of The Asian American Achievement Paradox. … “If you have a large proportion of an immigrant group who is highly educated and skilled, they create the ethnic institutions from which more co-ethnics can benefit, regardless of class,” she said.

NBC 4, Feb. 23, 2016
UCI clean needle exchange program
Students at UC Irvine just launched Orange County’s first clean needle exchange program. The State Department of Public Health approved the plan they previously rejected last summer. The exchange opened last week at the Santa Ana Civic Center behind City Hall. It gives someone up to twenty more needles than the amount they turn it. And it also provides HIV and pregnancy testing at its mobile site.

Daily Pilot, Feb. 23, 2016
Web series featuring college students’ STEM inventions readies for second season
“‘STEMbility’ started not for the purpose of ‘fixing’ the traditional educational system but rather to supply what is missing,” said “STEMbility’s” president, Andres Vourakis, a UCI computer science student. “Our mission is to help undergraduate students acquire the technical and entrepreneurial skills they need to succeed after college using a project-based learning approach, while inspiring others through our web series.”

Orange County Register, Feb. 23, 2016
Irvine goes organic for pest, weed management
Dr. Dean Baker, a UC Irvine professor who directs the school’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health [said] that children are the most susceptible to be harmed from pesticides because of their increased exposure from playing outdoors. Bruce Blumberg, also a UCI professor and adviser to the parents’ group, said … “The data supporting adverse health effects of pesticides are very strong,” Blumberg said. “I personally think we have enough evidence to act.”

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