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NPR, March 12, 2019
‘Nobel Of The Heart’ Is The Real Prize For Author Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o, a professor at the University of California, Irvine who is often tipped for the Nobel Prize in Literature, has issued a new collection of short stories.

Daily Pilot, March 11, 2019
Astronomers use new technology developed with help from UC Irvine professor to look for habitable planets
The Habitable Planet Finder is a spectrograph that UCI assistant professor Paul Robertson said is like a digital camera that uses infrared light to amplify the light of small, cool stars called M-dwarfs that otherwise could not be seen. “We’ve learned from experiments like the Kepler space telescope that the galaxy is just full of planets,” Robertson said. “You can look out at night, pick your favorite star and, rest assured, it will be orbited by a planet. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

San Marcos Daily Record, March 12, 2019
A Handle On Your Health: Music & Health
The “Mozart effect,” found by a University of California Irvine study, showed an increase in IQ testing results if subjects listened to 10 minutes of Mozart prior to testing. This effect was tested against no music and other forms of music and Mozart won every time. Unfortunately the effect was short lived.  So don’t run out and buy a bunch of Mozart songs just yet. The results are encouraging, though, and may just be a prelude to future studies.

FSTV, March 11, 2019
How Misdemeanors Trap the Innocent and Hurt the Poor
Alexandra Natapoff, Professor of Law at the University of California – Irvine and author of the book “Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal,” joins David Pakman to discuss how misdemeanors trap the innocent and punish the poor.

Youth Today, March 11, 2019
OST: Learn Differences Between Tools to Measure Your Program Quality
Deborah Lowe Vandell, professor of education at the University of California, Irvine and Yangyang Liu is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine write: What is a high-quality after-school program? What do you expect to see in high-quality programs? … Measures of program quality often focus on two aspects: process quality and structural quality.

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