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NBC News, Nov. 28, 2017
More Latinas are becoming teachers and reshaping our nation’s classrooms
The growth of the Latino population in the United States will have a lasting cultural and intellectual impact beyond the arts, food and celebrations. More and more, it’s Latina teachers who our shaping our classrooms and our children’s education, argues Glenda Flores, a sociologist in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Irvine.

Orange County Register, Nov. 28, 2017
UCI student creates first-of-its-kind scholarship program for refugees
A first-of-its kind scholarship program for UC students who are asylum seekers or have refugee or asylum status kicks off with some $100,000 in its kitty – thanks in large part to one UC Irvine student. Iman Siddiqi, 20, a political science and global Middle East studies major, organized a fundraiser earlier this month to establish what is being billed as the first student-led scholarship program of its kind in the country.

California Healthline, Nov. 22, 2017
In Sweeping Study, Researchers Look At Possible Connection Between Income, Brain Development
“Additional resources enable mothers to afford things like higher-quality housing and nutrition that support the child’s brain development and can also reduce stress and improve their own mental health,” said Greg Duncan, co-principal investigator of the study. Orange County Register: Does Household Income Change A Child’s Brain Development? UC Irvine Researchers Trying To Find Out

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.”

The Inertia, Nov. 22, 2017
Professor Aaron James Lives a Life Dedicated to the Pursuit of Knowledge and Epic Surf
Being a bit of a philosophy nerd myself, to sit down with James at UC Irvine – where he currently teaches in the philosophy department – to unpack the dense philosophical principles he outlines in his newest book, Surfing with Sartre, was a treat. It’s a text that pits the surfer’s intrinsic philosophical understanding of the world around him or her against the theses of various continental philosophers about existence, work, beauty, etc.

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