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Los Angeles Times, Sept. 27, 2017
UC Irvine opens expansive food pantry as more college students struggle with hunger
Rankin and thousands of other UC Irvine students facing similar struggles got some major help Wednesday when the university opened the largest food pantry in the 10-campus University of California system. … “At UCI, we are trying to set the standard for what campuses and communities around the nation should do,” said Thomas A. Parham, vice chancellor of student affairs, at Wednesday’s ribbon cutting for the new space. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Food & Wine, Sept. 28, 2017
UC Irvine Opens Largest Food Pantry in the University of California System
Yesterday, UC Irvine—part of the University of California state system where pantries are already commonplace—opened the largest food pantry in the entire ten-school network, a 1,800-square-foot store that offers not just free food but also the knowledge necessary to put it to good use.

NBC4, Sept. 27, 2017
Immigration Courts Are on the Verge of Collapse
“It’s difficult to overstate how bad it is,” says UC Irvine School of Law Professor Jennifer Chacón. She says judges who make decisions on who can stay and who will be deported are overwhelmed with thousands and thousands of cases. … “The difficulty with the backlog is lots of people who have potential relief are not being heard and that is a justice problem,” Chacón said.

The Huffington Post, Sept. 28, 2017
Shameful Media Response to the Samueli’s Visionary $200-Million Integrative Health Investment at UC Irvine
Reporters: stop giving a platform to anti-science. Do us all a favor and get serious, and scientific, about your reporting of an investment of the Samuelis at UC Irvine that – despite this apparently necessary stone throwing – may prove to be the most influential philanthropic investment in the substantial course correction that US academic medicine and medical industry need.

Reuters, Sept. 28, 2017
In Puerto Rico, a radio voice of calm in the storm
WAPA stayed on the air because it had maintained its old analogue broadcasting capacity alongside its digital equipment. Payam Heydari, an expert in radio technology at the University of California, Irvine, said basic analogue equipment tends to provide robust transmission over long distances. In comparison, he said, digital technology is highly dependent on electricity to power the relays needed to carry a signal. “Therefore as soon as power goes down, so do the relays” on a digital signal, Heydari said.

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