UCI News

WGBH, March 5, 2019 (Audio)
How UC Irvine Achieves Diversity Despite Ban On Considering Race In Admissions
The 23-year-old says her hometown, Santa Ana, where more than 90 percent of the population is Hispanic or Latino, was a tough place to grow up. “The kids get a labor job. The girls get pregnant at an early age,” she said. “We just get stuck.” Like 80 percent of the Latino students at UC Irvine, [Marlen] Gomez, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, is the first in her family to go to college.

Orlando Sentinel, March 5, 2019
Full Sail’s new esports arena is a $6 million bet on the future of professional gaming
Schools such as New York University, University of Utah and the University of California-Irvine offer scholarships for players who compete in games such as Overwatch, Madden football and Fortnite. “Esports is one of the fastest-growing segments of the sporting marketplace,” Full Sail President Garry Jones said. “This has become a global sport that is a big part of pop culture.”

Ms Magazine, Feb.13, 2019
2019 Reads for the Rest of Us
With this book, [Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia], Sabrina Strings [associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine] presents readers with an historical examination of fatness, Black women and the stigma and fears surrounding fat Black women. Dr. Strings hypothesizes that fat phobia doesn’t stem from health concerns, as so often argued, but instead from a desire to control and oppress by gender, race and class.

The Washington Post, March 6, 2019
Hillary Clinton’s claims about voter suppression in Georgia and Wisconsin
Rick Hasen, an elections expert at the University of California at Irvine, noted that black voters in Milwaukee, which experienced a dramatic decline in turnout in 2016, were not motivated by [Hillary] Clinton the same way they were for President Barack Obama in 2008 or 2012. Moreover, there was a general decline in the black vote in 2016, compared with 2008 or 2012, both in states that had voter ID laws and states that did not. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Progress, March 5, 2019
Study at HCA Healthcare Hospitals Shows Significant Reduction in Bloodstream Infections
“The ABATE Infection Trial was made possible by the remarkable infrastructure of HCA Healthcare to conduct pragmatic clinical trials to impact patient care,” said Susan Huang, MD MPH, professor in the division of infectious diseases at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. “Here, we found that by implementing specific antiseptic protocols, we could prevent serious infections in patients with medical devices.

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