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Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2016
A fuel fee can reduce airline emissions − but it likely will mean higher airfares, study says
UC Irvine economics professor Jan Brueckner has offered a few other ideas to cut airline emissions faster − though his suggestions likely would mean higher airfares. The fastest way to push down airline emissions would be to add a fuel charge of 39 cents per gallon, forcing airlines to use less fuel, according to Brueckner’s new study.

KCRW, July 15, 2016
How to cope with terrible news
There doesn’t seem to be a day without news of horrible violence somewhere in the world. This latest attack in Nice has happened after a seemingly never-ending stream of news stories about tragic killings. Dallas. Police Shootings. The nightclub massacre in Florida. So how do we process another horrific event like this? … Guest: Roxane Cohen Silver, UC Irvine.

The Huffington Post, July 13, 2016
An open letter to Diamond Reynolds
Michele Goodwin
, Chancellor’s Professor at University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Diamond without your live video, following the killing of your partner, Philando Castile, the world would not know the horror you and your daughter suffered. Your video offered powerful evidence, demonstrating how women have suffered, during racial profiling police stops − while their children are buckled in the car.

The Conversation, July 18, 2016
Why Nice? Don’t ignore France’s troubled colonial legacy
“But what sets the spark to this Molotov cocktail of aggression? Sociologist Olivier Roy has argued that this is not a radicalization of Islam, but rather an ‘Islamization of radicalism.’ It’s a controversial thesis, but in this case it seems he may well be right,” writes Ian Coller, [UC Irvine] associate professor of history.

Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2016
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has nothing to apologize for in her criticism of Donald Trump.
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: Imagine that you are a person with great influence, highly respected and with a powerful voice that commands enormous attention. Imagine that you see the country heading down a potentially destructive and very dangerous path. Do you sit quietly and, if the worst happens, always regret your silence, or do you speak out even if doing so will subject you to criticism?  That is the choice that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg faced before she publicly criticized Donald Trump and, unlike most commentators, I applaud her decision.

The Japan Times, July 16, 2016
China: More hegemon than bogeyman?
Jeffrey Wasserstrom’s perceptive new book, Eight Juxtapositions: China Through Imperfect Analogies, presents some unlikely comparisons that are designed to challenge perceptions about China. Wasserstrom, a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, acknowledges flaws in his analogies … but makes a persuasive case that they are useful in making sense of contemporary China.

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