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Times Higher Education, June 6, 2018
THE Young University Rankings 2018: Golden Age results out now
This year’s Golden Age table – so named to reflect what THE describes as the Golden Age in global higher education, characterised by rapid university expansion and increasing investment in research – features 200 universities, up from 100 last year. … University of California, Irvine: Golden Age Rank 2018 – 9; Golden Age Rank 2017 – 9; World University Rank 2018 – 99;  Year funded – 1965 ….

Gizmodo, June 7, 2018
What Is Dark Matter and Why Hasn’t Anyone Found It Yet?
And the continuing lack of detection has led to an influx of younger physicists pursuing more exotic solutions to the problem, said Jonathan Feng, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California Irvine.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 6, 2018
Is medical marijuana the key to slowing the pace of opioid overdose deaths in Wisconsin?
Mireille Jacobson, a health economist and associate professor at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California-Irvine, just co-authored an aggregate study on this question …. That study looked at the impact of medicinal marijuana laws, with researchers taking a close look at opioids, Jacobson said. … “We’re certainly finding evidence that some people view it as an alternative. But it’s not enough to just allow medical marijuana, it has to be accessible as well,” Jacobson said.

How Stuff Works, June 6, 2018
Man’s War With Unwanted Body Hair
Maksim Plikus, an assistant professor of development and cell biology at the University of California, Irvine [said] ….  “Just like scalp skin can show hair growth deficiency, skin in other body sites – such as the face, arms and legs – can often show excessive hair growth that can be cosmetically undesirable,” Plikus said. “Our findings suggest that increased signaling crosstalk among hair follicles could be one major reason for this.”

The Verge, June 7, 2018
Game developer pranks player after he threatens to shoot up studio
Katherine Lo, an online harassment researcher at the University of California Irvine, says … “The norm we see again and again online is that the way to be seen is to be inflammatory,” says Lo. “When people who are playing a game don’t like it, they harass the developers in the forums as a form of exercising power or to get them to do what they want… You don’t want to validate threats of violence as an option for being heard.”

Previously “In the News”