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NPR, Oct. 15, 2015
South Korea? Trump’s ‘where are you from’ moment
But questioning where someone is from can be loaded for Asian-Americans, said Jennifer Lee, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine who studies race, immigration and culture. … “It’s this persistent perception that Asian Americans are not American, that they are perpetual foreigners.”

USA Today, Oct. 16, 2015
Necklace to help prevent assaults wins $25,000 seed money
For Crystal Sanchez, 18, the Guardian Locket is more than just a product or an entrepreneurial endeavor. It’s the solution to a problem that’s close to her heart. … The University of California, Irvine freshman wants to change the culture. “I want to create an impact in this world,” Sanchez says. “And I want to make sure I’m helping people to stay safe.”

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 15, 2015
Walking for paralyzed man is a matter of using his brain
Years after a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed in both legs, Fritz just walked again using the power of his mind − and a whole lot of technology. It was only a 12-foot journey, but for Fritz and the UC Irvine researchers he has been working with for three years, it was a hard-fought breakthrough.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 16, 2015
In California, free speech meets abortion
Erwin Chemerinsky is the dean of the UC Irvine School of Law. … Is merely requiring clinics to inform women of the availability of free or low-cost abortions an unconstitutional infringement of religious liberty? That seems to be the latest contention in the reproductive culture wars.

Upvoted, Oct. 15, 2015
Do spiders scout out locations first for their webs?
Bradford Hawkins
, Ph.D, a University of California, Irvine biologist [said], … “The general rule of life is that stupid animals don’t last long, and predators have to be particularly clever. You don’t have to be too smart to find and eat grass, … but when your food can run, hide and/or fight back, you can’t just stumble around hoping for the best.”