UCI IN THE NEWS – APRIL 19, 2017

Orange County Register, April 18, 2017
Orange County hospitals perform better than state average in quality rankings
UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange received an A. “It is a privilege to provide our community with the highest level of complex care available in our region,” Dr. Howard Federoff, CEO of the hospital and vice chancellor for health affairs, said in a statement. “Earning a sixth consecutive top rating reflects our entire team’s dedication to patient safety.”

NPR, April 19, 2017
‘Model Minority’ Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks
Claire Jean Kim, a professor at the University of California, Irvine [said]…  “Racism that Asian-Americans have experienced is not what black people have experienced,” Kim said. “Sullivan is right that Asians have faced various forms of discrimination, but never the systematic dehumanization that black people have faced during slavery and continue to face today.”

The New York Times, April 18, 2017
Nikki Haley Presides Over Human Rights Discussion at U.N. Security Council
“Can’t wait for discussion about detention of journalists, writers, & others in Turkey,” David Kaye, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine and a special United Nations envoy on freedom of expression, wrote on Twitter.

Daily Pilot, April 18, 2017
UCI relies heavily on federal science funding threatened by Trump
Steven D. Allison, associate professor of biology at UC Irvine, [writes]: Despite longstanding bipartisan support in Congress, the Trump administration proposes to slash federal science programs by at least 18% with the deepest cuts targeting environmental research.

WalletHub, April 18, 2017
Best Credit Cards
John Duffy, professor of economics at UCI, [writes]: It’s important to establish a credit record if you are going to go into debt to buy items such as a car or a home. On the other hand, if you are regularly carrying a credit card balance at a high interest rate and are having trouble making your monthly payments, then a cash-only system can make sense.

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