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NPR, Oct. 12, 2016
Asian-Americans continue to drift away from the GOP, but it’s a complicated story
“It’s so ironic and contradictory to their history as refugees,” said Linda Vo, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, who’s been trying to make sense of this inconsistency. “I’ve asked these individuals, ‘Why would you be supportive of a candidate [Trump] who is anti-refugee, anti-immigrant, when you yourself came as one?’ ”

The New York Times, Oct. 12, 2016
What politicians’ reactions to the Trump video reveal about sexism
Similarly, Mr. Trump often refers to “the women,” along with “the Muslims” and “the blacks,” as a method of excluding them from his group, said Jennifer J. Jones, a Ph.D. candidate in political psychology at the University of California, Irvine, who published a paper last month on gender and Hillary Clinton’s speech patterns.

Pacific Standard, Oct. 12, 2016
Why was the audience for ‘The Birth of a Nation’ made up mostly of women?
In 2013, researchers at the University of California, Irvine found that “star power”  − an actor, producer, or director appearing on Premier’s annual listing of the hundred most powerful people in Hollywood −  has no bearing on a film’s success.

This is Africa, Oct. 12, 2016
Ngugi wa Thiong’o awarded South Korea’s prestigious Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award
Accomplished Kenyan writer, Ngugi wa Thiong’o has been awarded the prestigious Pak Kyong-ni Literature Award in recognition of his outstanding literary achievements. …Thiong’o is currently a Distinguished Professor of the Departments of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California, Irvine ….

CBS News, Oct. 11, 2016
Astronauts heading to Mars could risk chronic dementia
A new study out of the University of California, Irvine found that exposure to highly energetic charged particles similar to those that hit astronauts on long space trips led to brain damage in test rodents.

Southern California Public Radio, Oct. 11, 2016
Space brain: The risk of traveling to Mars
Charles Limoli, a professor of oncology at the University of California, Irvine lead the research effort and joined Take Two with more.

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