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The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 26, 2018
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The recent campus free-speech debate has unfolded in phases, said Howard Gillman, chancellor of the University of California, Irvine and a First Amendment scholar, in a visit to The Chronicle’s offices. In Phase 1, around 2014, students and others put the issue on the table, and there was some backlash (think of the genesis of students as “snowflakes”). In Phase 2, campus free speech was “pulled into the culture wars.” What’s Phase 3? “It’s universities getting their bearings,” Gillman said, and planning how they will navigate protests and controversial speakers in a viewpoint-neutral way. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

TIME, July 25, 2018
The New Cohen Recording Doesn’t Alone Incriminate President Trump, Experts Say
“I don’t think there’s anything on that tape that clearly indicates a campaign finance violation,” said Rick Hasen, a professor at University of California, Irvine who specializes in election and campaign finance law. “It gives ample reason for further investigation. But alone it doesn’t establish illegal conduct.”

The Atlantic, July 26, 2018
How Software Ate the Point of Sale
So Americans are living through what Bill Maurer, the director of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at the University of California at Irvine calls the “Cambrian explosion in payments.” The “point of sale”—once a poky machine or just a person with a calculator or a pencil—is now a computer like everything else, tied deeply into the operations of the restaurant or store.

Orange County Register, July 25, 2018
In a Santa Ana neighborhood, people living with schizophrenia find an oasis
[Mindy] Andrews forged a partnership with the UCI School of Medicine in 2011 that includes year-long residencies for recent doctors of psychiatry graduates and working with Dr. Rimal Bera, UCI professor of psychiatry, as the foundation’s medical director. Bera visits the campus weekly. Clinical director Dr. Andrew Kami is there full time. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

OC Weekly, July 26, 2018
New Swan and the Wayward Artist Break Free of the Bad Shakespeare Rap
Since its opening season of 2012, the New Swan Shakespeare Festival’s artistic director, Eli Simon, and his incredibly talented company of actors, designers and directors have positioned New Swan as the best Shakespeare producer in the county. … The company is smart and more than capable of bringing the Shakespearean vocabulary and delivering his poetic profundities, as well as being earthy, alive and, frequently, electrifying.

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