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VICE, Oct. 26, 2016
I asked a lawyer if it’s a crime to take a voting selfie
To get some clarity, I called up Rick Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, who is an expert on elections. … VICE: Is it illegal to take a selfie in the voting booth? Rick Hasen: Well, it’s not illegal everywhere. … In some states, it’s legal. In some states, it’s illegal. And in some states, it’s unclear. And in the states where it’s illegal, there have been some court challenges, so we’re waiting to see what the Supreme Court ends up saying if it ultimately ends up there.

Orange County Register, Oct. 27, 2016
Prop. 59: Well-intentioned, but misguided
Erwin Chemerinsky  dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law [writes]: One of the strangest initiatives on the ballot, Proposition 59, would do absolutely nothing and it should be rejected for exactly that reason.

Mashable, Oct. 25, 2016
Undermined by warm water, Antarctic glacier lost 1,607 feet of ice in under 10 years
The new study, by a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology, University of California, Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, focuses on three glaciers in the Amundsen Sea embayment of West Antarctica: The Smith, Pope and Kohler glaciers.

OC Weekly, Oct. 21, 2016
Best coach
After arriving at UC Irvine in 2010, Mark Deppe has specialized in out-of-the-box thinking that has led to more outside attention on the school. Having coordinated six consecutive Guinness World Records, Deppe generated even more international buzz by helping to establish an e-sports program that actively recruits the best gamers to major in computer game science and/or participate in live gaming competitions at the Bren Events Center.

OC Weekly, Oct. 21, 2016
Best college sports team − UC Irvine’s women’s water polo team
UC Irvine has become a water-polo powerhouse in recent years. The women’s team had another banner season, climbing all the way to fifth place in national rankings. …  Expect continued excellence next season, as [Mary] Brooks and [Annika] Nelson return to wreak havoc in the water. Zot! Zot! Zot!

Press Telegram, Oct. 25, 2016
Hiring Michael Wilder no hair-brained scheme by UCI
It was late June. Michael Wilder was running a youth basketball camp staged by the UC Irvine men’s program. As UCI’s director of basketball administration, it was part of his gig. Not any longer, thanks to Anteaters head coach Russ Turner.

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