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The New York Times, Nov. 1, 2016
Australia’s lesson for a thirsty California
On his first visit to Melbourne in 2009, Stanley Grant, a drought expert and professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine, had a question for his taxi driver. “How’s the drought?” he asked. … The taxi driver knew the state of the reservoirs exactly. “In California you might get people saying, ‘I don’t know, it’s not my department, I let the government take care of that,’ ” said David Feldman, a colleague of Grant’s and a co-author with him of a paper on Melbourne’s innovations in water management.

Health Day, Oct. 31, 2016
‘White Coat’ high blood pressure may signal trouble in older people
However, among 92 people aged 60 and older, there were 18 more new heart problem cases among those with white coat hypertension than in those without, according to researchers, led by Dr. Stanley Franklin from University of California, Irvine.

Mother Jones, Oct. 31, 2016
Democrats are asking a court to stop Trump from intimidating voters
Richard Hasen, an elections expert based at the University of California, Irvine, said these suits could be laying the groundwork for further actions if problems arise. … “But the suits will first bring publicity to the activities, and second get these parties on record stating that they do not plan on engaging in voter intimidation, which itself could be useful in the event of problems on election day.”

Psychology Today, Oct. 30, 2016
Science denial isn’t only a conservative problem
Jared Celniker, a Ph.D student in social psychology at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Do you believe in climate change, and that humans have contributed to it? If you lean left, chances are the answer is yes. Scientists have often counted on liberals and Democrats to support their political causes, including climate legislation, stem-cell research, and the teaching of evolution in schools.

The San Diego Union Tribune, Oct. 28, 2016
Waging war with no bombs or missiles
“Cyberspace is the Wild West. There is no consensus over how nations should behave in using cyber weapons,” said Bryan Cunningham, the former CIA officer who heads UC Irvine’s new Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute.

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