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USA Today, Jan. 9, 2018
America’s top online bachelor’s and graduate programs, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
See the top picks for U.S. News’ Best Online Programs Rankings below: Criminal Justice … 3. University of California — Irvine (tie) ….

Fox News, Jan. 9, 2018
God in cyberspace: There’s an app for that – in fact, lots of them
“There’s a stereotype of religions, people think of them as old or ancient, afraid of technology,” said Michael McBride, an economist at the University of California at Irvine who teaches a class titled “Economics of Religion” in which students research religious apps.

The Huffington Post, Jan. 9, 2018
Voting Rights Still Need Your Protection
In addition, previous voting rights successes must be protected. Early on, elections expert and University of California Irvine law professor Richard Hasen said the commission was likely a pretense for gutting the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, more popularly known as the “Motor Voter” law, which—when properly enforced—has been successful at registering voters.

Pacific Standard, Jan. 9, 2018
The Future of America’s Satellites
In an interview prior to the report’s release, University of California–Irvine geographer Jim Randerson told Pacific Standard, “I hope that they’ll identify methane as a priority. … It’ll be really neat to be able to monitor it at a high resolution because then you can really see leaking infrastructure.”

Atlas Obscura, Jan. 8, 2018
The Shark That Thrives on a Flexitarian Diet
Samantha Leigh, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine, decided to find out. She captured sharks in the meadows of the Florida Keys and brought them to Florida International University’s labs, where they were fed on an almost all-seagrass diet … when Leigh looked closer, she found a crucial enzyme that helps break down cellulose. This is the first plant-specific digestive enzyme ever found in sharks.

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