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Reuters, Jan. 7, 2021
Factbox: Bombings, shootings, beatings – U.S. Capitol’s history of violence
“The Capitol is a magnet for protest, and sometimes it’s violent,” David Meyer, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine [and] author of “The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America,” told Reuters on Thursday. “What’s really unusual this time is a president of the United States explicitly encouraging people to take up violent means against his political opponents.”

KTLA, Jan. 7, 2021 (Video)
Pelosi calls for Trump’s removal from office, says Congress may move to impeach if 25th Amendment not invoked
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi … on Thursday joined those calling on the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Trump from office. … “[Vice President Mike] Pence would have to write up the declaration and then have a majority of the Cabinet agree to sign off and agree with the declaration. Once that happens, he just delivers it to the House and the Senate, and it’s done,” says Tony Smith, UCI professor of political science and law. [Starts at 1:22]

Financial Times, Jan. 7, 2021
Hong Kong police round up dozens of pro-democracy politicians
“The wave of arrests is part of an ongoing pattern of squeezing out the last remaining spaces for action by the democratic opposition in Hong Kong, and at times taking advantage of moments when leaders and citizens in other parts of the world are distracted by domestic news cycles,” said Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a China historian at the University of California, [Irvine]. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ft]

LA Weekly, Jan. 8, 2021
UCI’s radical approach to teaching art
Influences on the emergence of SoCal as a major art capital included the counterculture movement, the opening of major art schools (including the UC Irvine art department), and the growth of the aerospace industry. … UCI in its early days was a haven of forward-thinking creativity where instructors transcended the limits of formal art styles, while employing tolerance, dialogue, diversity and experimentation in their teaching methods. … At UC Irvine today, mentoring continues as a prominent teaching style by faculty-artists ….

Daily Pilot, Jan. 7, 2021
UC Irvine first to study ‘pharmacy deserts’ in California
UC Irvine researchers recently published the first study analyzing the presence of “pharmacy deserts” in California. Pharmacy deserts are communities that have limited access to pharmacies. Black, Latino and low-income communities have historically lacked close access to pharmacies, according to information provided by researchers. … While the idea of pharmacy deserts is not new, Cheryl Wisseh, the study’s first author, said researchers haven’t typically looked at the social factors that play a role in the phenomenon, like access to a car, crime rates and poverty. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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