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Los Angeles Times, Nov. 16, 2017
Inside the Buck Collection (Video)
UC Irvine has been gifted the storied Buck Collection for its planned Museum and Institute of California Art, or MICA. Here’s a rare look at the collection.

Sport Techie, Nov. 16, 2017
Riot Games Is Trying To Turn League Of Legends Into A Collegiate Esport
Varsity esports programs have been appearing across the nation. The University of Utah recently became the first Power Five school with a varsity program following early adopters like University of California Irvine (UCI) and Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) in that space.

Science News, Nov. 16, 2017
Current CRISPR gene drives are too strong for outdoor use, studies warn
Anthony A. James of the University of California, Irvine says that the disease-carrying Anopheles mosquito species that he and his colleagues have equipped with gene drives are self-limiting … “We don’t need our genes to last forever,” James says, “only long enough to contribute to getting rid of malaria.”

Vox, Nov. 17, 2017
Mitch McConnell’s latest idea to redo the Alabama special election is likely unconstitutional
The plan — to basically get a special election do-over with a different candidate — has the whiff of the undemocratic. And as Richard Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California Irvine, pointed out on his Election Law blog and explained to Vox, it might even be unconstitutional.

AZOCleantech, Nov. 17, 2017
Solar-Powered Device Produces Electricity Using Ion Transport
Chemists at the University of California, Irvine have created a new type of solar power generator by binding photosensitive dyes to standard plastic membranes and adding water. The device is like well-known silicon photovoltaic cells but varies in a fundamental way: Instead of being created via electrons, its electricity arises from the motion of ions. “The materials used to make such a device can be dirt-cheap,” said Shane Ardo, UCI assistant professor of chemistry ….

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