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History, Sept. 3, 2016
Michael Dennin battery research
On March 31, 2016, author and researcher David Childress met with physics professor Michael Dennin at the University of California, Irvine to put Sage Agastya’s century-old instructions for building a battery to the test.

The Atlantic – CityLab, Sept. 2, 2016
How Beijing’s new residency system reinforces rural-urban inequality
Though China achieved substantial industrialization by the end of the 1970s, its cities remained small due to the hukou system. Wang Feng, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, says that at the time 80 percent of China’s population still lived in rural areas.

NPR, Sept. 6, 2016
What if evolution bred reality out of us?
For decades [Donald] Hoffman, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, has been studying the links between evolution, perception and intelligence (both natural and machine). Based on that body of work, he thinks we’ve been missing something fundamental when it comes to fundamental reality.

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 2, 2016
Rams mailbag: Who will make the cut?
After making stops in Oxnard for off-season workouts and UC Irvine for training camp, they are relocating this weekend to Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks. … The Rams and UC Irvine signed an agreement that allowed the Rams to use the campus for training camp this season and for the next two, with an option for two more. Irvine’s athletic department benefits from the upgrade in some facilities such as the locker room in Crawford Hall, but NCAA rules limit what it can receive. … The greatest benefit for Irvine was the exposure it received on a daily basis in media reports, on social media platforms and on “Hard Knocks.”

Columbia Daily Tribune, Sept. 4, 2016
The means to succeed: Lower incomes result in fewer educational opportunities for children
Greg Duncan is an education professor at the University of California, Irvine. Richard Murname is a professor of education and society at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Together, they edited “Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools and Children’s Life Chances” in 2011. In 2014 they wrote a follow-up book, “Restoring Opportunity: The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education.”

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