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NBC News – Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, June 11, 2017
Life Changer
A breakthrough in gene editing, CRISPR, gives humans unprecedented access to the source code of life. … Up the coast at the University of California, Irvine, they are trying to rid the world of a disease that kills a child every two minutes. Dr. Anthony James is using CRISPR to bred malaria free mosquitoes. [starts at 3:52]

The New York Times, June 9, 2017
A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Is 8 Miles From Creating an Iceberg the Size of Delaware
The glaciologist Eric J. Rignot, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, and a senior scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, says the rift’s recent turn toward the shelf is a strong sign of when the full break could occur. “In my experience, when the rift takes a 90 degree turn like this is, it will happen in the next few weeks, no more than that,” he said.

The Guardian, June 11, 2017
Can you write your way to happiness?
meta-analysis of 146 expressive writing studies, carried out by Joanne Zinger (nee Frattaroli) of the University of California, Irvine, found benefits across psychological health, physical health and even specific disease-related symptoms.

Orange County Register, June 9, 2017
What is a cultural graduation ceremony? Universities host celebrations for blacks, Latinos, gays, veterans and others
UC Irvine will host its own “Raza Graduation,” the 39th edition, next Thursday in the Bren Events Center. There are smaller celebrations for indigenous graduates and Vietnamese-American graduates. Those in the country illegally just held their third annual “Dreamers Graduation” that included a dinner and dance, with parents receiving certificates for supporting their children.

Orange County Register, June 9, 2017
UC Irvine’s Keston Hiura could be Anteaters’ highest draft pick
“Different.” That’s how UC Irvine coach Mike Gillespie described Keston Hiura, his 5-foot-11, 190-pound DH who won college baseball’s Division I batting title this season with a .442 average. … Hiura, a junior, could be the highest draft pick in UC Irvine history in Monday’s draft. … “I want people to look up to me and have that belief that they can do it,” Hiura said. “Anything that can light a spark in them to work harder and do better things, it’s definitely something I hope to do.”

Previously “In the News”