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The New York Times, Jan. 19, 2018
A Problem for Republicans Fighting to Keep California House Seats: Trump
“As a 34-year resident of Irvine in Orange County and as someone who has long been active at a variety of levels in political and policy debates, I am also reluctant to conclude that Democrats in a midterm election will be able to turnout a sufficient number of voters to overcome the current advantages Republicans still have in the districts,” said Mark P. Petracca, a professor of political science 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.]

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 18, 2018
Ed Moses, ‘Cool School’ painter who helped forge L.A.’s art scene, dies at 91
Moses will be remembered as an L.A. art world fixture, one of the city’s most productive and experimental artists of the last half-century. … Moses taught art at UC Irvine from 1968 to 1972 and at UCLA from 1975 to 1976. … He won a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1976 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Fast Company, Jan. 19, 2018
One Year Later: The Women’s March Moves From Outrage To Action
“This is in every single movement and it gets edited out of the histories,” David Meyer, a professor of sociology at the University of California Irvine, says of the infighting, adding, “The fiercest fights are with your friends, not with your enemies.”

Bloomberg Businessweek, Jan. 19, 2018
The Supreme Court Is Finally Tackling Gerrymandering
Says Richard Hasen, an election-law expert at the University of California at Irvine School of Law: “This is the use-it-or-lose-it moment.”

Shine, Jan. 19, 2018
China and the US: 2 different approaches to culture
“In the Chinese language there is wenhua (文化) for culture but also wenming (文明) for civilization,” says Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a China scholar and history professor at the University of California Irvine. “They go together, and the root has something to do with creation and texts and things passed on.”

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