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Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2021 (Column)
Column: A doctor left her family for a year to protect them from COVID-19. Now, she’s back home
We’ve all made sacrifices during the pandemic. But physician Bobby Sasson, who was exposed daily to the threat of COVID-19 in her job at a UC Irvine medical center, made a particularly difficult one last spring. For the protection of her husband, [UC Irvine associate professor of history Andrew Highsmith], and three young children, she moved out of the family house. At the time, she thought she’d be able to return home before long. But that didn’t work out. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

PolitiFact, April 13, 2021
Ask PolitiFact: I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Am I going to be OK?
“If you received J&J more than three weeks ago, there is little to worry about,” said Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at the University of California, Irvine. “If within three weeks, you should know that this event still appears to be rare.”

U.S. News & World Report, April 14, 2021
What Fall 2021 International Students Should Know
“Campus leadership will continue to keep the campus and students updated on campus plans for fall. Students should continue to check email messages from campus as well as reviewing campus COVID-19 pages, which include FAQs and videos,” says Anna Wimberly, director of the International Center at the University of California—Irvine.

Orange County Register, April 13, 2021
2 weeks after mass shooting in Orange, medical state of accused shooter has stalled court proceedings
UCI Clinical Professor of Law Katherine Tinto described an arraignment as “the first and primary” proceeding in criminal cases, where a defendant must demonstrate that they understand both that they are being prosecuted and exactly what charges they are facing. Subsequent decisions about whether to invoke ones right to a speedy trial are “primarily in the hands of the defendant,” Tinto noted. “So if a lawyer is unable to communicate, even to discuss the arraignment itself, it is difficult,” Tinto said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Boston Globe, April 14, 2021
Rhode Island’s youngest state legislator: An advocate for the working class
David Morales … has emerged as an advocate for the working class since swinging onto the Rhode Island political scene last year and trouncing the incumbent in a primary. … Morales is part of a newly elected group of young, progressive legislators of color who have helped to make this year’s General Assembly the most diverse in state history. … He took college courses while in high school, so he was able to graduate from the University of California, Irvine in two years, with a bachelor’s degree in urban studies.

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