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CBS This Morning, July 13, 2017
Impact of massive iceberg that broke off Antarctica
Eric Rignot, University of California, Irvine [said],  “The importance of what is happening here is that it gives a proxy as to what may happen to the rest of Antarctica, as the rest of Antarctica starts warming up. Sort of a wake-up call for what is looming ahead.”

New York Daily News, Jul 12, 2017
Shutting down medical marijuana dispensaries raises crime rates
After authorities shuttered 439 medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles in 2010, crime dramatically rose, according to a new study from the University of California, Irvine. “We found a roughly 12% relative increase in crime,” co-author Mireille Jacobson told the Daily News.

CNN, July 12, 2017
Legal Implications for Trump Jr After Email Bombshell
Rick Hasen, law and political science professor at University of California, Irvine, [said]: “Well, it’s a pretty straightforward question. Under federal campaign finance law, a person can’t solicit, which is either explicitly or implicitly, ask for anything of value from a foreign person or entity.”

Desert Sun, July 13, 2017
Valley Voice: Expanding women’s opportunities in the valley (Subscription required)
Each summer, 7th grade girls from Coachella Valley schools take part in an immersion course in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects at the University of California, Irvine. They stay in dorms on campus for a great adventure called Tech Trek. This special week is designed to encourage their interest in the study of science and also to support their academic advancement. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Los Angeles Review of Books, July 9, 2017
Cottage Industry: On “Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture”
In Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis and Twenty-First-Century American Culture, [UCI Assistant Professor] Annie McClanahan uncovers how cultural production after 2008 registers a new “crisis subjectivity” in the wake of the mortgage meltdown’s shattering revelations. The novels, poems, films, and photography she explores express what few politicians, reporters, or economists have the courage to say: that we are in a “‘terminal crisis’ in which no renewal of capital profitability is possible.”

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