UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Oct. 24, 2022
UCI Unveils Samueli-Backed Integrative Health Center
“This new building on the Irvine campus is truly extraordinary–it is the crown jewel of a growing network of community locations available throughout Orange County,” said Chad Lefteris, chief executive of UCI Health, the clinical enterprise of UCI and the primary teaching hospital for the UCI School of Medicine. … “We think this is the future of healthcare,” Dr. Shaista Malik, the UCI institute’s executive director, told the Business Journal. “We (are) helping people learn the lifestyle that can lead to preventing disease.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

ABC News, Oct. 22, 2022
Potential mass layoffs at Twitter could cripple content moderation, some experts say
The potential reduction or elimination of the content moderation workforce would leave the platform vulnerable to forms of harassment or misinformation that evade automated policing, David Kaye, a [clinical] professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and chair of the board of directors of the Global Network Initiative, told ABC News. “If Musk wants to advance a platform that is open to free speech, to public debate, he actually needs humans to moderate it,” Kaye said.

The New York Times, Oct. 21, 2022
Where $30 Billion to Fix Systemic Racism Actually Goes
In 2020, JPMorgan pledged to invest significant resources in closing the racial wealth gap. … “They’re willing and happy to do anything that goes into their regular business without sacrificing anything,” said Mehrsa Baradaran, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies racism and inequality in the financial system. “There’s a long legacy of companies doing this stuff, announcing things that make sense for the bottom line.” … Ms. Baradaran, the scholar of racism in finance, wanted more precise measurements of success, such as: “This many people who wouldn’t have owned houses own houses now,” she said. “We increased wealth by this much.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 20, 2022 (Podcast)
What’s News
If you felt as though time’s been collapsing or expanding, you’re not alone. Psychologists call this temporal disintegration; when the present moment seems disconnected from the time that’s on your clock, watch or screen. This disconnection from past, present, and future plays a role in how people process traumatic events. And research from the University of California, Irvine shows that Americans are likely to have experienced this during the pandemic. (Starts 11:28) [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

Orange Coast Magazine, Oct. 21, 2022
Local Museums Rev Up
“Orange County has come into its own in terms of arts and culture, and we are all so fortunate to be here now, witnessing this visible investment in culture,” says Kim Kanatani, director of the UC Irvine Jack & Shanaz Langson Institute & Museum of California Art. “I greatly look forward to OCMA’s opening and to the Hilbert’s expansion, as well as Langson IMCA’s new home. All of this positions Orange County as a vibrant area with increasing opportunities for cultural enrichment, engagement, and collaboration.”

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