UCI News

Orange County Register, May 9, 2017
UCI mosquito project receives $2 million from Gates Foundation to fight malaria
UC Irvine has received $2 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to genetically modify a species of mosquito found in Africa so that it can no longer spread malaria. The work, led by molecular biologist Anthony James, is expected to be completed within three years.

TIME, May 10, 2017
You Asked: Should I Use an Air Purifier?
But before you rush out to buy one, there are some caveats to consider. “Unless you’re using them in a very small space, these ionizers don’t work very well,” says Rufus Edwards, an associate professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine. “The amount of air in a room far exceeds the amount of air they are able to clean.”

Vox, May 9, 2017
Survey: the poor white working class was, if anything, more likely than the rich to vote for Clinton
There is a reasonable question about whether economic anxiety led to racial resentment or vice versa. But as University of California Irvine political scientist Michael Tesler explained in the Washington Post, the evidence suggests that racial resentment came first:

The Sacramento Bee, May 7, 2017
Here’s a different reason Trump’s new travel ban violates the First Amendment
Leah Litman, assistant professor of law and Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean and distinguished professor of law at University of California, Irvine, School of Law, [write]: “Two federal courts of appeals this week will hear oral arguments about the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s “travel ban.” They should conclude that the ban violates the First Amendment, but not for the reason the federal district courts gave.”

The Huffington Post, May 4, 2017
Burden – A New Documentary Explores The Journey of An Artist
Chris Burden, the enfant terrible of the Southern California performance art scene in the 1970s challenged assumptions, expectations and long held beliefs in the arts community from the moment he abandoned the notion of becoming an architect and veered at full speed into the arts program at the University of California, Irvine.

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