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Southern California Public Radio, Jan. 5, 2017
Panel says US should help poor new moms buy more fish and produce
“Many cultures don’t want to eat American breakfast cereal for breakfast,” said UC Irvine’s Dr. Tamara Hatfield, a member of the expert panel. “So we’ve added different kinds of whole grains to the package – things like buckwheat and masa.” Dr. Tamera Hatfield is a maternal fetal medicine specialist on faculty at the University of California Irvine. Her practice is at UC Irvine Medical Center.

Portland Press Herald, Jan. 4, 2017
South Portland police to wear body cameras, but policy on use is kept secret
The situation also drew concern from Charis E. Kubrin, a professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine. … “There’s a lot of debate about what those policies should be,” Kubrin said. “But I have not heard of police departments not sharing those policies or citing operational reasons for not revealing what those policies are.”

Southern California Public Radio, Dec. 22, 2016
New book ‘Void’ explores the mysterious physics of empty space
The new book, Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing explores history, theories, and the possible scientific importance of unlocking the mystery of empty space. Take Two‘s A Martinez spoke with the book’s author, James Weatherall. He’s a professor of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine.

The Washington Post, Jan. 6, 2017
California’s new age discrimination law bars IMDb from publishing actors’ birth dates. The site is fighting back.
“Creating liability for the truthful reporting of lawfully obtained information is deeply problematic under the First Amendment,” Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law and a constitutional scholar, told the Hollywood Reporter. … “A birthday or an age is a fact, and I don’t think there can be liability under the First Amendment for publishing true facts.”

Southern California Public Radio, Jan. 6, 2017
New research shows broad academic benefits for students taking ethnic studies classes
Now, a new study of an ethnic studies program in San Francisco public schools is shedding light on how the new classes may be helping students. “There’s no research out there that has looked at this kind of analysis, doing this kind of research in California at all,” said UC Irvine education professor Emily Penner, the lead researcher of the ethnic studies program.

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