The Economist, March 28, 2018
Can Spanish avoid America’s language graveyard?
In his well-known study on “linguistic life expectancies” in southern California in 2006, Ruben Rumbaut, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, found that Spanish was following the same trajectory as other languages in America had-just more slowly. He established that only 5% of fourth-generation Mexican-Americans in southern California could speak Spanish very well: “After at least 50 years of continuous Mexican migration into southern California, Spanish appears to draw its last breath in the third generation.” [Subscription required.]
CNBC, March 28, 2018
Trump throws his support behind Orange County in its war against the California sanctuary law
“This case will turn on whether the federal government can essentially compel the state to have its state and local officers participate in immigration enforcement and whether the federal government can prove the harm that it’s alleging in the lawsuit,” said Annie Lai, co-director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at the University of California-Irvine.
Wired, March 28, 2018
The Case of the Missing Dark Matter
However, it’s still too early to throw out the old rules, says astrophysicist James Bullock of the University of California, Irvine. He points out that the galaxy … is orbiting another one. It’s possible that this galaxy formed on top of dark matter just like any other, and the neighboring galaxy stripped the dark matter away, he says.
Slate, March 28, 2018
Scalia’s Legacy Is Stronger Than Ever
Richard L. Hasen, professor of law and political science at the University of California–Irvine School of Law, writes, “Where Scalia got his influence, though, was through his ideas and the sheer force of his writing. … He wrote his opinions—especially his dissents—in a forceful and entertaining way, gaining them disproportionate attention in the public, press, and law schools.”
Poets & Quants, March 28, 2018
U.S. Politics Decimating International Apps
What schools have been, and can expect to continue to be, most impacted by a severe downturn in international enrollment? According to a Poets&Quants analysis from last summer, among top-50 schools’ MBA programs, the highest percentage of full-time foreign students in the Class of 2018 could be found at the University of California-Irvine Merage School of Business, where more than half — 53.2% — hailed from outside the U.S.
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