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The Washington Post, May 3, 2017
Scientists just debunked one of the biggest arguments against fuel economy standards for cars
“What CAFE actually does is it doesn’t just lower the weight of one vehicle,” said Kevin Roth, an environmental economist at the University of California at Irvine and another co-author of the study. “It changes the entire composition of the fleet.”

CNBC, May 4, 2017
A major development in the public fight against Alzheimer’s
California, one of the few states that does Alzheimer’s research, has even cut back its funding, said Dr. Frank LaFerla, dean of the Ayala School of Biological Science at University of California Irvine. “Almost all funding comes from the NIH now,” he said.

The Wall Street Journal (subscription), May 3, 2017
Red Flag for U.S. Business Schools: Foreign Students Are Staying Away
“We’ve been inundated with questions from prospective and current students asking what’s going to happen,” said Jon Kaplan, assistant dean of the M.B.A. program at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California in Irvine, where about half of all students come from outside the country. “The simple answer is we’re not sure.”

The Desert Sun, May 3, 2017
Targeted by ICE for a 16-year-old arrest: deporting more than just the ‘bad hombres’
“I can’t even begin to tell you the level of frustration that I and my colleagues who do research in this area are feeling,” said Charis Kubrin, professor of criminology at University of California, Irvine. “There are very few areas in our field where the findings are so consistent and the immigration-crime relationship is one of them.”

The Baltimore Sun, May 4, 2017
‘DaddyOFive’ outrage indicative of larger internet sleuthing trend
Daniel Stokols, a professor at the school of social ecology at the University of California, Irvine, said the nature of the internet today makes such collaborative investigations more likely to happen. “The internet is a kind of mechanism of finding like-minded others and coordinating with them. … So now people might react to something on DaddyOFive or some other channel, they can find other people who have similar views and they team up and get engaged with it and motivated and they make it kind of project,” he said.

Previously “In the News”