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Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 8, 2017
Campus Free Speech: The Books
At the beginning of Free Speech on Campus (Yale University Press), the co-authors recount a seminar they taught at the University of California, Irvine, on the topic of free speech on campuses. … The authors are Erwin Chemerinsky, who wrote the book as law dean at Irvine  … and Howard Gillman, chancellor and professor of law, political science and history at Irvine. … Their book is pro-free speech and opposes calls to keep various offensive speakers off campus.

Orange County Register, Sept. 3, 2017
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. to discuss Charlottesville violence at UCI
Civic rights activist Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. will visit UC Irvine on Friday, Sept. 8 to discuss the Charlottesville, Va., violence and speak on the rise of hate crimes and hate groups. He will join Michele Goodwin, chancellor’s professor of law at UCI, as part of the 2017 Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

The Washington Post, Sept. 7, 2017
Did Facebook ads traced to a Russian company violate U.S. election law?
“There’s a lot of uncertainty,” said Richard L. Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California at Irvine. “If they had ads that just were making statements about immigration and gay marriage and there was no mention of a candidate,” they would not meet the FEC’s definition of an independent expenditure, he said.

The Atlantic, Sept. 8, 2017
The Bad Science Behind Campus Response to Sexual Assault
Elizabeth Loftus, a professor of psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine, has done pathbreaking work on memory manipulation. When I described to her what’s now being taught to administrators and students, she said it sounded disturbingly like a return of “recovered memory” theory, with some neurobiology thrown in “to give luster” to the argument.

The Washington Post, Sept. 8, 2017
‘You feel invisible’: How America’s fastest-growing immigrant group is being left out of the DACA conversation
After graduating from the University of California at Irvine, Ng worked as a policy advocate at Asian Americans Advancing Justice — Los Angeles, a nonprofit civil rights organization. He lobbies elected officials on policies to protect and expand immigrant rights. We asked Ng to share his thoughts on the president’s actions, on being undocumented and about how Asians often feel left out of the debate on immigration.

Previously “In the News”