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U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 31, 2017
New Study Questions Links Between Race, Disability in Students
paper published Aug. 27 by researchers at Pennsylvania State University and the University of California at Irvine found that among children of the same gender who have similar levels of academic achievement, come from families with comparable economic standing and English-speaking abilities, students of color – including black students – were consistently less likely than white, English-speaking students to be identified as having disabilities.

U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 1, 2017
Ballot Battle Heads to High Court
“There was some hope in the voting rights community, especially with a sympathetic Supreme Court, that courts would increasingly provide the role of being a back stop of more egregious limitations on voting rights,” Richard Hasen, a professor at UC-Irvine School of Law who also runs the Election Law Blog, told Talking Points Memo back in April just after Gorsuch was confirmed to the bench. “Now all of that is off the table.”

Self, Aug. 31, 2017
These Are the Health Crises That Typically Follow Horrific Floods
As Kristi L. Koenig, M.D., professor emerita of emergency medicine and public health at the University of California, Irvine, tells SELF, the key issues following major flooding events are infrastructure damage, displacement of occupants, spread of infectious diseases, toxic chemical exposures, and often unrecognized mental health consequences.

Washington Monthly, Sept./Oct. 2017
2017 College Guide and Rankings
Since 2005, the Washington Monthly has released an annual College Guide and rankings, where we rate schools based on what they are doing for the country. … We rate schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). … Rank: 20, University of California, Irvine.

Nature.com, Aug. 31, 2017
Chemistry in retrospect: True Grit and the path to a faculty position
Markus Ribbe, Chancellor’s Professor in the Departments of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Chemistry at University of California, Irvine, reflects on his career path in order to remind us that things often don’t go the way you expect — but that doesn’t mean that things can’t end up better than you could have imagined.

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