UCI News

The Washington Post, Nov. 24, 2015
How anti-immigrant attitudes are fueling support for Donald Trump
Michael Tesler, assistant professor of political science at UC Irvine [writes] … Political commentators have asserted for months that Donald Trump’s dominance of the Republican presidential field is fueled by his anti-immigrant rhetoric. … This is a very plausible hypothesis, but one with little comprehensive evidence to date. Now, thanks to a collection of survey data from YouGov, we can show how, and how much, voters’ concern about immigration has helped Trump.

OC Weekly, Nov. 25, 2015
UCI law students help make life easier (and less criminal) for authors and filmmakers
The Librarian of Congress weeks ago announced two exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology (IPAT) Clinic sought on behalf of a large coalition of filmmakers and authors.

Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 25, 2015
Beyond the cash nexus
“Ecosystem” seems an interesting choice of words, in this context. [Bill] Maurer, an anthropologist who is also dean of the school of social sciences at the University of California, Irvine, also uses it — but in a much thicker sense than as a synonym, more or less, for “market.” The smartphone wallet represents only one means of mobile payment, limited mainly to the world’s more prosperous sectors.

Time, Nov. 24, 2015
Researchers have created malaria-resistant mosquitoes
Anthony A. James and his colleagues at the University of California, Irvine developed a way to splice in a gene that helps the mosquito pump out antibodies to the parasite, while Valentino Gantz and Ethan Bier from the University of California, San Diego found a way to perpetuate that resistance to future generations of mosquitos.

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 25, 2015
New wave of Cuban immigrants reaches U.S., but through Texas, not Florida
Christopher Galeano, a UC Irvine student who worked at migrant shelters in southern Mexico last summer, said Cubans stood out in part because they were eligible for a legal permit, called an oficio de salida, that allowed them to stay in Mexico up to a month

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