UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Dec. 13, 2018
UCI Health Names COO
UCI Health appointed Chad Lefteris chief operating officer, effective Dec. 17. He will oversee the daily business operations of University of California-Irvine’s medical center and be responsible for administrative functions, reporting to Chief Executive Richard Gannotta.

ABC7, Dec. 12, 2018 (Video)
Therapy dogs bring joy to cancer patients in Orange
Santa Paws made the rounds at the infusion clinic at UCI Medical Center in Orange. The pet therapy dogs, dressed in holiday attire, brought some holiday joy to cancer patients. The pooches and their owners are part of the UCI Health pet therapy program. The program aids healing for hospital patients.

Orange County Register, Dec. 13, 2018
Vietnamese refugees fear deportation as Trump Administration discusses new deal with Vietnam
Until a few weeks ago, Tung Nguyen would have been among the population at risk for deportation. … Nguyen and others also noted that the Vietnamese government might not welcome immigrants from the United States and could persecute them based on their status. “They’re being sent to a country where their fathers fought against the current regime,” said Linda Trinh Vo, a professor at UC Irvine who focuses on Asian American studies. “That raises very real safety issues.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, Dec. 14, 2018
A Dissident Chinese Novelist Finds Echoes of Mao, and Orwell
“Although he’s been living in exile for more than 30 years, Ma Jian’s depiction of China in his writing hasn’t been frozen in time,” said [UCI alumna] Maura Cunningham, a historian of modern China based in Ann Arbor, Mich., who interviewed Mr. Ma on stage at the Hong Kong festival. “In ‘China Dream,’ Ma blends fact and fiction to explain how Xi Jinping and the party are enacting violence against, and even attempting to eradicate, the collective memory of China’s recent history,” she said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 12, 2018
Don’t Spend Your Holiday Break Writing
[UCI alumna] Rebecca Schuman writes, “The secret to taking holidays off is to be all caught up on your work plan before they start. And the way to be caught up on your work plan before the holidays start is to have a work plan. … The key to a successful work plan is to start a project — an entire monograph, a chapter, an article — with a healthy work trajectory and a clear-cut blueprint. “

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