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Daily Pilot, April 16, 2021
UC Irvine appoints former dean as new provost and executive vice chancellor
UC Irvine found a new provost and executive vice chancellor in Hal Stern, a former dean of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences and the founding chair of the department of statistics that has served as the interim provost since March. … [Chancellor Howard] Gillman said that Stern has impressed the community in the past year with his leadership and that, after meeting with several candidates for the position, Stern has “the vision, experience, character and temperament to best serve UCI in the years to come.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KCBS, April 16, 2021 (Video)
Federal Officials Reporting Thousands Of ‘Breakthrough’ COVID-19 Cases Among People Who Are Fully Vaccinated
“I’m not alarmed by this. You know, think about the millions of people who’ve already been vaccinated,” said Dr. Jose Mayorga, the executive director of UCI Health Family Health Center. “We need to understand the full picture and if there are some patterns around this.” … The CDC and doctors still say getting fully vaccinated is still the best option for preventing the spread. “Not being vaccinated puts you at a higher risk of being hospitalized or even perish from this infection,” Mayorga said.

Insider, April 16, 2021
8 easy and fun exercises to get your kid moving, according to a pediatrician
Running not only helps kids develop healthy hearts, lungs, and coordination, but it can also improve cognitive performance, mental health, and academic performance says Candice Taylor Lucas, MD, an associate [clinical] professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine. … Jumping is another fundamental skill that builds on bouncing, which children typically are able to do by 18 months, Lucas says. Like running, jumping also helps develop balance and coordination while strengthening leg and core muscles.

The Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2021
China Stresses Family Values as More Women Put Off Marriage, Childbirth
In 1990, almost all Chinese women married before the age of 30, according to Wang Feng, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine. By 2015, in cities like Shanghai, around one-fifth of women were still unmarried by their 30th birthday, Prof. Wang estimates. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

Inverse, April 19, 2021
What would happen if the polar ice caps melted? It’s worse than you think
It’s normal for Arctic ice to melt and break off from glaciers in a process called calving, but the rate at which both are occurring is outpacing the production of new snow and ice, Mathieu Morlighem, a glaciologist and associate professor of Earth system science at UC Irvine, tells Inverse. … Inverse spoke to Morlighem about how the ice caps melting could hypothetically transform the Earth by 2121.

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