UCI News

The New York Times, April 5, 2022
Elon Musk Joins Twitter’s Board, Pitching Ideas Big and Small
David Kaye, a [clinical] law professor at the University of California, Irvine, who formerly worked with the United Nations on speech issues, warned that Mr. Musk’s vision for free speech could conflict with Twitter’s policies, which are intended to govern conversations around the globe. “The risk is that his individual and personal business preferences, which are sometimes idiosyncratic, are going to influence rule-making and enforcement in a way that is inappropriate for a company that, in his words, is a version of a public square,” he said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

KPCC, April 5, 2022 (Audio)
COVID-19 AMA: What’s Next For COVID-19 Vaccines, The Latest On The BA.2 Variant, And More
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, [assistant] professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

The Orange County Register, April 5, 2022
Why California, some counties are scaling back COVID-19 data updates
UC Irvine epidemiologist [and associate professor of public heatlh] Andrew Noymer, however, believes the timing is wrong from a messaging standpoint. … He’s worried the nation is on the cusp of another wave from the BA.2 variant — cases are rising in the Northeast U.S., and some California counties are showing upticks as well. “It sends a message that it’s less important than it was before, and I don’t believe it is,” Noymer said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Irvine Standard, April 4, 2022
UCI in top 1% producing famed Fulbright Scholars
UC Irvine is among the nation’s top colleges and universities producing Fulbright scholars. Eleven UCI students received Fulbright scholarships for the 2021- 22 academic year, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which publishes the list. This puts UCI in the top 1% of all universities in the country. … It’s considered one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. Fulbright has produced 40 heads of state or government, 61 Nobel laureates and 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, among countless other leaders and change-makers.

Tech & Learning, April 4, 2022
Esports, Equity, and Innovation Explored at the Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in California
At the Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in California, school district leaders gathered at the UC Irvine Conference Center for a day of professional development that included a keynote from UCI’s Gillian Hayes, [graduate division dean], on how to make edtech more accessible, a student panel discussion that explored how esports can open up a wide array of college and career opportunities, and a tour of the UCI Esports Arena, the first of its kind on a college campus.

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