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Southern California Public Radio, Sept. 10, 2015
Obama honors Venice artist, UC Irvine professor with medals
The president said [Vicki] Ruiz has “pioneered the history of 20th century Latinas in a distinguished career that began with collecting oral testimony from Mexican immigrants who worked in U.S. canning factories.” According to the National Endowment for Humanities, she helped produce the first encyclopedia about Latinas’ contributions in the U.S.

Orange County Register, Sept. 10, 2015
UC Irvine’s Vicki Ruiz among arts and humanities figures honored at White House by President Obama
Among the honorees was Vicki Ruiz, UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of history and Chicano/Latino studies.
In a statement, Obama said Thursday of Ruiz: “In monographs and edited volumes, Dr. Ruiz has pioneered the history of 20th-century Latinas in a distinguished career that began with collecting oral testimony from Mexicana and Mexican American women who worked in U.S. canning factories.”

The Baltimore Sun, Sept. 10, 2015
Is the Ferguson effect a myth?
Charis Kubrin is a professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine. … Decades of criminological research suggest there is indeed reason to be concerned about the potential influence on crime rates of Ferguson and Baltimore and other highly publicized cases. But not in the manner suggested by the Ferguson Effect.

NPR – The Morning Edition, Sept. 11, 2015
Time to rethink how young adults are punished, experts say
“This area right here, right behind your forehead [is] called the frontal lobe or the prefrontal cortex and that part of the brain doesn’t fully develop until around about age 25.” Elizabeth Cauffman is a developmental psychologist at the University of California, Irvine.  She’s describing research that suggests young adults can understand right from wrong but they can’t always put on the brakes.

Here & Now, Aug. 24, 2015
How art can develop your brain
[Jonathan Fineberg is visiting Distinguished Professor, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine] … Can looking at modern art help you become more creative? Art historian Jonathan Fineberg thinks so. … Fineberg discusses his new book, Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain, with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.