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- Professor Karen Musalo, Director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, was quoted by Vox on child migrant crisis and asylum.
- Professor John Leshy, solicitor of the Interior Department during the Clinton administration, was quoted in a US News story related to the GOP Border Crisis Bill and environmental protections.
- The Recorder filmed a short video of Associate Academic Dean Heather M. Field hosting a "Ready Set Bar" study break for bar studiers at Philz Coffee.
- Dr. Robert Lustig (UC Hastings MSL '13), an endocrinologist at UCSF whose 2009 speech "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" has received more than 2.5 million hits on YouTube, was quoted in this article from Men’s Journal: Is Sugar the New Tobacco?
- Rising 3L Nancy Schneider posted this op-ed to the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment website: Environmental Justice Lessons From California to Haiti.
- Professor Richard Zitrin was quoted in the Dallas Morning News for a story related to information gathered for the West fertilizer plant explosion lawsuit trials.
- Professor George Bisharat participated in a Town Hall panel discussion of the Mideast conflict at the Commonwealth Club and has penned op-eds for the New York Times, the San Jose Mercury News, and the nationally syndicated McClatchy-Tribune News Service on the topic.
- Professor Ahmed Ghappour, head of UC Hastings' new Liberty, Security & Technology Clinic, was quoted by Al Jazeera America in a story related to Edward Snowden, the NSA, and warrantless surveillance in cases related to information security.
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