Evolutionary biologist Francisco Ayala has resigned from the University of California, Irvine, where he was also a benefactor, following a sexual harassment investigation, the New York Times reports. It adds that the university is removing his name from its biological sciences school, endowed chairs, buildings, and more in what the Times calls a "sharp rebuke."

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