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The New York Times, July 15, 2017
Don’t Let Our Democracy Collapse
Richard L. Hasen, professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, writes: “And yet as bad as things are, the health of our electoral process is likely to deteriorate further, with some of the threats striking at the very basis of democratic society: our confidence that votes have been fairly and accurately counted. What’s worse, we cannot count on the courts, the president, Congress or state legislatures to save us.”

USA Today, July 14, 2017
Women of color in STEM face greater risks of gender, racial harassment at work
Arianna Brown, 25, is an astrophysics doctoral candidate at University of California at Irvine. For Brown, the findings of the research study reconfirmed microagressions she’s felt as a woman of color in STEM. “Some people will say, ‘Oh, you didn’t look like a scientist to me,’ says Brown. “It happens a lot.”

Daily Pilot, July 16, 2017
Female gamers, no strangers to online harassment, learn ways to combat discrimination during summer camp at UCI (Subscription)
“The competitive world of professional eSports is almost all male and when you see something like that, it stands out,” UCI eSports’ acting director Mark Deppe said. “We then came up with the idea of hosting a girls’ camp, which really evolved out of a need and campus desire.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2017
Opinion: Domestic violence victims shouldn’t have to choose between deportation and medical care (Subscription)
Jane K. Stoever, clinical professor, UC Irvine School of Law, writes: “Elena’s case is hardly unusual. In the domestic violence clinic I direct at UC Irvine Law, I’ve witnessed how mandatory reporting laws, which were meant to increase documentation of domestic violence injuries and hold abusers accountable, have had the unintended consequence of discouraging immigrants here illegally from seeking treatment. States can and should repeal these laws as they apply to domestic violence; they simply do more harm than good.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, July 16, 2017
Stress of poverty, racism raise risk of Alzheimer’s for African Americans, new research suggests
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University of California at Irvine found that racial disparities in the incidence of dementia that were previously found among people who are 65 years and older also appear in the very oldest demographic, people who are 90 or older.

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