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MSNBC, March 22, 2022 (Video)
Why Ketanji Brown Jackson’s public defender experience is ‘critically important’
[UCI Chancellor’s] Law Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin and the president of Alliance for Justice Rakim Brooks join MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss how Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s background as a public defender could impact the way the country views criminal defendants.

Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2022
Art godfather Ulysses Jenkins finally gets his close-up with a Hammer show of his video art
Throughout his career, [Ulysses] Jenkins has taught: at UCSD, at Otis and, for the last 28 years, in the art department at UC Irvine. If his work has had a low institutional profile, he has nonetheless been influential to generations of students, as well as the myriad artists who have happened upon his videos in group shows — such as the revelatory “Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980,” organized by curator and historian Kellie Jones at the Hammer in 2011. (Jenkins was the only video artist in the show.) [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Business Insider, March 23, 2022
7.8 million student-loan borrowers are at ‘high-risk’ of being unable to pay if Biden resumes payments in May, analysis says
“Put plainly, the pause on student loan payments worked,” Professor Dalié Jiménez, Director of the Student Loan Law Initiative at UC Irvine Law, said in a statement. “This new research shows that when people with student debt were thrown an economic lifeline by the government, they caught it— building stronger credit, paying down other debts, and weathering the pandemic while limiting damage to their financial lives.”

The Orange County Register, March 23, 2022
Cyberbullying victims are more likely to suffer from depression. Here’s how to spot it and stop it.
Today’s kids face bullying and other dangers in two worlds, one online and the other offline. “Parenting is parenting and digital spaces are just another place that kids hang out,” said Stephanie M. Reich, professor of education at UC Irvine. … Reich believes parents should teach their children to be aware of the possible dangers online and how to avoid them, as well as develop trust with children so they are willing to share about things that concern or upset them. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Mashable, March 21, 2022 (Video)
Dinosaurs helped propel this robot into the world of bipeds
Developed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute and the University of California at Irvine, BirdBot is a bipedal robot modeled after birds and their prehistoric ancestors.

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