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McClatchy DC, Oct. 27, 2016
What’s the evidence of an immigrant crime wave in California?
“The absolutely overwhelming evidence in this area is that immigrants are less crime-prone than the native-born population, they offend at lower levels, they are arrested at lower levels, they’re incarcerated at lower levels,” said Charis Kubrin, a professor of criminology at the University of California, Irvine who has studied the relationship between immigration and crime.

Slate, Oct. 27, 2016
Does Donald Trump talk like a woman?
In a chart based on the research of Jennifer Jones, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine, Trump appears as a “stunning outlier”: His language registers as more feminine than any of the 34 other politicians Jones studied ….

BYU Radio, Oct. 26, 2016
Why knowledge matters, spending time with kids, Edgar Allan Poe
Guest: Judy Treas, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of sociology, University of California, Irvine. If you, like many parents, feel guilty for not spending enough time with your kids, take comfort in this new study coming out of the University of California, Irvine. It finds parents today are spending a lot more time with their children than parents did in the 1960s.

National Geographic, Oct. 27, 2016
Landmark carbon dioxide concentration passed; marks new climate era
Two new studies may help better predict future Antarctica ice loss and global sea level rise. … “Our primary question is how the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica will contribute to sea level rise in the future, particularly following our observations of massive changes in the area over the last two decades,” said University of California, Irvine’s Bernd Scheuchl, lead author on the first of the two studies published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Bloomberg, Oct. 28, 2016
Bloomberg law brief: Democrats sue Republicans (Audio)
Rick Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, and founder of the Election Law Blog, discusses a democratic lawsuit against the Republican Party, which accuses the GOP of voter intimidation. He speaks with Greg Stohr and June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg Law.

Daily Pilot, Oct. 27, 2016
Commentary: Memories of a Halloween story lifts the spirits (PDF)
Hal Moore, professor of chemistry at UC Irvine, [writes]: Several years ago, a raging wildfire tore down Laguna Canyon on Oct. 28. … It turns out that a colleague in the physics department did lose his home, and he decided to stay at our place. He was there on Halloween evening when a group of small children came to the door for a treat.

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