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The Washington Post, March 24, 2022 (Opinion)
Opinion: Free speech doesn’t mean hecklers get to shut down campus debate
UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law write, “Freedom of speech does not include a right to shout down others so they cannot be heard. Two recent incidents at law schools where protesting students sought to keep invited speakers from addressing their audiences are deeply troubling. In both cases, those defending the disruptive students have said their actions came under the constitutional protection of freedom of speech. That is wrong in terms of both the law and appropriate campus policy.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

Orange County Business Journal, March 28, 2022
UCI Plots New Calif. Art Museum
The University of California, Irvine plans to add some culture alongside its sizable healthcare development going up on the northern edge of its campus. The school says it is moving ahead with plans to open a new museum and research institute on land it owns overlooking the vistas of the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve in Irvine. The Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California art, will sit on Campus Drive, adjacent to its $1.3 billion hospital and medical complex project now going up along Jamboree Road. Construction on Langson IMCA is expected to begin in the next two to three years, school officials said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

MSNBC – American Voices, March 26, 2022 (Video)
What Kentaji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing says about the GOP
Republican senators launched a series of attacks on Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson during her confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court. Their series of questioning was unprecedently brutal, challenging her merit and basic intellect. [UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law] Michelle Goodwin and [associate professor] Brittney Cooper joined Alicia Menendez on American Voices to discuss how her confirmation hearing was emblematic of the plight black women often face in their day-to-day lives.

Mashable, March 26, 2022
Millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes are here to protect us
Anthony James, who researches disease-spreading insects, never encountered the aggressive mosquito species, Aedes aegypti, when he grew up in Southern California decades ago. “Now, they’re here,” James, a molecular biologist [and Donald Bren Professor] at the University of California, Irvine, told Mashable. … The mosquitoes spread viral diseases like dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika, among others. … “Biological control is a great way to go,” emphasized James.

Well + Good, March 26, 2022
Here’s What You Need To Know About the Covid-19 Antiviral Pills
Lee Nguyen, PharmD, associate clinical professor of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice at the UC Irvine College of Health Sciences, answers your COVID-19 antiviral pill questions.

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