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San Francisco Chronicle, June 1, 2016
Kamala Harris takes measured approach to probing SF cop shootings
“I think the California attorney general should be playing a much more aggressive role in investigating civil rights violations by police, including this one in San Francisco,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law who National Jurist magazine named one of the most influential people in legal education in 2014. “But what I can’t answer is why this is not occurring,” he said. “I do not know.”

NPR, June 1, 2016
A transplanted uterus offers hope, but procedure stirs debate
“I don’t think you can find people more vulnerable than those who wish to become parents and can’t,” says Michelle Goodwin, a bioethicist at the University of California, Irvine.

Orange County Register, May 31, 2016
Defending the faith: School program aims to prove Bible stories through evidence, technology
Aaron James, professor and chair of philosophy at UC Irvine, says apologetics is an idea used by Christians to reassure themselves or give arguments to convince others of the truth of the Bible. “There is no such thing as proof, except in mathematics and logics,” he said. “It might be a disservice to the students if it (apologetics) is used as a tool of persuasion. One could argue that it would do them better to teach them open critical thinking, like philosophy.”

Education Week, May 31, 2016
Are there too few minorities in special education?
In 2015, education professors Paul L. Morgan and George Farkas [UC Irvine] published a peer-reviewed analysis stating that there is clear bias in the way students are identified for special education. But the bias went in an unexpected direction, they said: By their calculations, black and Hispanic students are universally underrepresented compared to their white peers – rather than overrepresented – in a variety of categories, including emotional disturbance and specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.

Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2016
Here’s one reason there’s only one Chinese cop patrolling Monterey Park: Chinese mothers
Hung wanted to make his mother happy. He tried to fulfill what he called the Asian American son’s “manifest destiny” − that is, a prestigious college degree and a high-paying job in finance, law, medicine or science. He studied hard in high school and was accepted to UC Irvine, where he took up economics and international relations.

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