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BuzzFeed, Jan. 12, 2018
Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Texas’s Appeal Of Racial Gerrymandering Challenges
Law professor Rick Hasen from the University of California, Irvine, an election law expert, summarized the cases as “big, important, and exceedingly complex. … Issues include violations of the Voting Rights Act, findings of unconstitutional racial gerrymandering, and a finding that Texas acted with racially discriminatory intent.”

Everyday Health, Jan. 16, 2018
Managing Diabetes and Heart Health: What to Include in Your Exercise Plan
“What’s crucial is to understand that diabetes is not just about blood sugar,” says Nathan Wong, PhD, FACC, a professor of medicine and the director of the Heart Disease Prevention Program at the University of California at Irvine …. “Cardiovascular disease is really the major risk for people with diabetes,” Dr. Wong explains. … While aerobic activity is essential for maintaining heart health in people with diabetes, “weight training is integral to directly impacting diabetes itself,” says Stanley Bassin, EdD, a clinical professor of medicine and an exercise physiologist in the Heart Disease Prevention Program at the University of California at Irvine.

Orange County Business Journal, Jan. 15, 2018
Eye Drugs
Eric Pearlman, former professor and director of research at Case Western Reserve, developed the technologies and is now a professor and director of the institute of immunology at the University of California-Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

OC Weekly, Jan. 17, 2018
Murder Cases Show Orange County DA Favors White Lives Over Brown
Determined to become one of Southern California’s prominent criminal-justice voices, L. Song Richardson waited mere days into her term as the new dean of UC Irvine’s School of Law to conduct a Jan. 13 “teach-in & training” honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by, as her event poster declared, “mobilizing for justice in an unjust world.”

The Telegraph, Jan. 16, 2018
The 10 biggest charitable donations of 2017: who was the most generous with their cash?
Some of the richest people in the world gave away record sums to charity last year, making 2017 one of the strongest for philanthropy in over 10 years. Top 10 Largest charitable donations in 2017 … Henry and Susan Samueli – $200 million – University of California at Irvine ….

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