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NBC News, July 26, 2022
For wrongfully convicted Black men, exoneration can be just as traumatizing as prison
Black people are seven times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder than whites, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. The registry — run by the University of Michigan Law School, Michigan State University College of Law and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society at the University of California, Irvine — also noted that although just 13% of the population is Black, 47% of the known exonerations are of Black people.

LAist, July 25, 2022
What The Startling Low Water Levels In Lake Mead Mean For LA
Lake Mead, which gets its water from the Colorado River, is a very important source of water for Southern California. So we talked to [Professor] Nicola Ulibarri, who teaches urban planning & public policy at UC Irvine to understand the impact. “It’ll vary a little bit depending if you’re in Los Angeles versus Orange County versus San Diego. But on average, we get about a quarter of our water from the Colorado River,” Ulibarri said. “The main piece is if there’s not very much water in Lake Mead, which means there’s not very much water in the Colorado River more generally,” she said. “There are going to be cutbacks.”

KTLA5, July 26, 2022 (Video)
L.A. Rams training camp preview
The L.A. Rams cheerleaders joined us live with a preview of their training camp at UC Irvine. Fans are invited to open practice from Friday, July 29 – August 10. Those interested in attending must register for free tickets at therams.com/trainingcamp.

The Globe and Mail, July 27, 2022
Hong Kong activists in Canada, U.S. and U.K. announce plans to form exile parliament
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, [Chancellor’s Professor and] historian of modern China at the University of California, Irvine, said exile communities are “often riven by fissures,” but added that if the parliament project is able to foster a spirit of collaboration rather than competition among various groups, there is potential to “maintain or even deepen a sense of Hong Kong identity abroad and keep those who have stayed in Hong Kong from feeling forgotten.

HealthDay, July 26, 2022
What’s in Your CBD Product? Labels Often Mislead

Daniele Piomelli, [professor of anatomy & neurobiology], is director of the University of California, Irvine Center for the Study of Cannabis. He said he is less concerned about the amount of CBD in products varying from what the labels indicate and more concerned about the chemicals used to extract the compound.

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