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Southern California Public Radio, Feb. 5, 2016
Ethical, legal questions surrounding Pentagon initiative to freeze eggs, sperm
A new Pentagon pilot program would pay for active duty members of the U.S. military to have sperm or eggs frozen, says Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. …  Still, there are some with ethical and legal questions about the program’s implications. … Guests: Guests: Judith Daar, professor at Whittier Law School, clinical professor at UCI School of Medicine and current chair of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Ethics Committee, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, psychiatrist and director of medical ethics at UC Irvine.

The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 5, 2016
States consider allowing kids to learn coding instead of foreign languages
“One thing we have found is that it can be more challenging to integrate technology into classrooms in low income communities,” Mark Warschauer, a professor of education at the University of California, Irvine told the Monitor last year. “A lot of these communities have higher teacher turnover, administrator turnover, fewer technology-savvy parents, more kids with weaker English language skills. If you just throw technology into schools without the proper social support, technology can amplify inequality.”

Slate, Feb. 6, 2016
Amicus: The candidates and the court
In this first installment of a two-part Amicus series on the Supreme Court and the 2016 election, Dahlia speaks with Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean and Distinguished Professor of law at University of California, Irvine School of Law.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 7, 2016
What I’m reading: Paying It Forward
Andrew J. Policano, a former dean and a professor of economics at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Diversity initiatives always begin with highly passionate individuals expressing great enthusiasm about enhancing the numbers of minority students, faculty members, or staff members. Unfortunately, over my 40 years in academe, I have seen very few such efforts that have lasting, if any, impact. Paying It Forward shows it can be done.

The Washington Post, Feb. 8, 2016
Scientists say the ‘safety band’ of ice around Antarctica is at risk
“It’s a confirmation of what some of the vulnerable sectors are, and it’s an eye opener on some of the other places that we haven’t thought through completely that need a little bit more attention,” says Eric Rignot, an expert on Antarctica’s ice at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the research. … What we still don’t understand − and the next challenge that arises in the wake of this research − is how to predict when an ice shelf is going to calve a large piece, or collapse, says Rignot.

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