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Los Angeles Times, Oct. 28, 2015
Yellow fever mosquitoes among H.B.’s exotic realities of El Niño
UC Irvine sociology professor David John Frank said he has been watching with some amusement how quickly people can leap to conclusions about the presence of unusual creatures.

Fox News Latino, Oct. 27, 2015
Riding high in polls, Ben Carson lies low on Latino issues
“Carson has said little to appeal to Latino voters and much that would alienate them if they were paying any attention,” said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor specializing in Latino studies at the University of California, Irvine. “This is a dilemma that Republicans face. Their early primary/caucus state have few Latino voters, so candidates seeking to break through in the early states have no incentive to position themselves to win Latino votes and many incentives to speak to more nativist voters.”

Business Insider India, Oct. 27, 2015
There’s sexism in ageism, and it’s a problem for the economy
According to David Neumark and Ian Burn at the University of California, Irvine and Patrick Button at Tulane University, older women face disproportionately higher rates of ageism during the hiring process than older men. “We might, therefore, conclude that the really strong evidence from our study establishes that it is harder for older female workers to find jobs,” the researchers said.

Orange County Register, Oct. 28, 2015
O.C. overdue for a needle-exchange program
Thus, it is encouraging that the Orange County Needle Exchange Program, led by UC Irvine School of Medicine students, was provisionally approved by the California Department of Public Health on Sept. 30. The OCNEP proposes that, for three hours, on weekends, it would offer needle exchanges, on-site testing for Hepatitis C and HIV and referrals to treatment and other services.

The Atlantic, Oct. 28, 2015
The tragic, forgotten history of zombies
This was the post-colonialism zombie, the emblem of a nation haunted by the legacy of slavery and ever wary of its reinstitution. As the UC Irvine professor Amy Wilentz has pointed out in her writing on zombies, on several occasions after the revolution Haiti teetered on the brink of reinstating slavery.