UCI News

The New York Times, April 23, 2022
‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens
“Young people are more educated; less likely to get pregnant, use drugs; less likely to die of accident or injury,” said Candice Odgers, a psychologist [and professor] at the University of California, Irvine. “By many markers, kids are doing fantastic and thriving. But there are these really important trends in anxiety, depression and suicide that stop us in our tracks.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

MSNBC, April 24, 2022 (Video)
What an abortion underground in a post-Roe America could look like
A Supreme Court case hearing a Mississippi 15-week abortion ban threatens the future of reproductive freedom across the country. Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine joined American Voices with guest host Maria Teresa Kumar to discuss the dangers of a post-Roe America.

The Orange County Register, April 22, 2022
After OC oil spill, UCI students are studying how crude impacts microbes in SoCal waters
Did the [oil] spill that closed beaches and fisheries for weeks impact the marine communities made up of the tiniest organisms that cross the sea floor? … Those are some driving questions behind research being conducted by UC Irvine Ph.D. students Joana Tavares and Melissa Brock, who, with the help of other UCI scientists, have been sampling and analyzing ocean water off the Newport Beach pier for months, beginning immediately after the oil spill. As part of an Earth Day event at the pier on Friday, April 22, they presented the vision for their Southern California Oil Spill Project. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2022
Shanghai Lockdown Bolsters a Fringe Independence Movement
“There was a significant tradition of parts of Shanghai operating as a place that was physically in China but really stood apart,” says Jeffrey Wasserstrom, an authority on the city’s history [and Chancellor’s Professor of history] at the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

Healthline, April 22, 2022
What Health Experts Have to Say About the End of the Mask Mandate
Dr. Shruti Gohil, the associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UCI Health [and assistant professor in UCI’s School of Medicine], said choosing the best time to end a mask mandate is complicated. However, “you’ve got to end it sometime,” she said, pointing to several positive signs that now might be the right time. We are in this “transition moment,” she said, moving from a pandemic state to an endemic state for the virus.

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