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Los Angeles Times, July 3, 2018
July 4th brings some of the year’s worst air pollution. You can thank fireworks
Fourth of July pollution may pose even greater risks compared with typical smog … , said Jun Wu, a professor of public health at UC Irvine who has studied the effects of air pollution. “Those vulnerable populations may have a higher burden than usual,” Wu said. “It’s not just during the half an hour of fireworks, these particles float in the air for a few days or even a week.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

NPR July 4, 2018
How Justice Kennedy’s Successor Could Play A Role In Voting Rights
Today we’re looking at voting rights, essentially who gets to vote in this country and how. Rick Hasen is a law professor at the University of California, Irvine. He says the person who replaces Kennedy could play a part in weakening safeguards against discrimination during voting, safeguards that were put in place by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Mirror July 5, 2018
Hackers can steal your computer password by analysing the HEAT left by your fingers on the keyboard
If you think your computer password is safe, you may want to think again. A worrying new study by researchers from the University of California , Irvine, has revealed that hackers can steal your password based on the heat left by your fingers on the keyboard. Speaking to Bleeping Computer , Professor Gene Tsudik, who worked on the study, said: “It’s a new attack that allows someone with a mid-range thermal camera to capture keys pressed on a normal keyboard, up to one minute after the victim enters them.

Orange County Business Journal, July 2, 2018
International Tax Business Booming at Irvine Firm
[Manuel] Ramirez, who was born and raised in OC, said the county has had “an amazing growth pattern” with plenty of opportunities for CPAs. Where some see manufacturing leaving, he sees potential in industries like biotechnology and medical devices. He praises the University of California-Irvine for producing high-quality students who are becoming business leaders. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

AL.com, July 1, 2018
Illegal vs undocumented: The heated divide over how we talk about immigration
“It’s hard to use words that one side or the other doesn’t say that’s the wrong word to use or that is the right word to use,” said Leo Chavez, an anthropology professor at the University of California at Irvine who studies media representation of immigration. “It’s such a politicized discussion right now that it’s hard to come up with words that are neutral.”

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