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The Orange County Register, April 4, 2022
UCI sets location for its California art museum
UC Irvine’s growing north campus has been chosen as the future home of the Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art. Museum and university officials chose the location for the Langson IMCA, as it is being called, intentionally, said Museum Director Kim Kanatani, because of its proximity to the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve, as well as the planned healing gardens at UCI’s expanding health campus still under development. “Its adjacency to nature is very critical for the museum,” Kanatani said.  “It really resonates with our collections.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

The Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2022
Why We’re All Forgetting Things Right Now
“Our brains are like computers with so many tabs open right now,” says Sara C. Mednick, a neuroscientist and professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine. “This slows down our processing power, and memory is one of the areas that falters.” … Ms. Mednick, author of the coming “The Power of the Downstate,” recommends daily meditation, yoga, or simply slow deep breathing for at least 10 minutes a day. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

CNN, April 5, 2022
This election expert is very worried about the 2024 election
Richard Hasen, a [Chancellor’s] Professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, is one of the country’s leading experts on election law. His latest book, “Cheap Speech,” explores the rampant disinformation he says is poisoning American politics. Fredreka [Schouten] reached out to Rick for his views on what ails democracy and how we can fix it.

Spectrum News 1, April 2, 2022
Orange County sees drop in COVID hospitalizations
Orange County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations fell by 19 people to 77, according to the latest state figures out Saturday. The number of those patients in intensive care was 14, the same as Friday. “I’m liking what I’m seeing … I haven’t seen numbers that low in a long time,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of [public] health, told City News Service on Friday. Sprinkling some caution into the mix, Noymer said the highly contagious BA.2 omicron subvariant could drive another surge.

NewsNation, April 3, 2022 (Video)
Is a food shortage imminent?
Is a food shortage imminent due to the Russian invasion in Ukraine? Gustavo Oliveira, [UCI assistant professor of global studies], speaks about possible impacts on agriculture and imports.

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