UCI News

The New York Times – The Daily, Aug. 15, 2022 (Podcast)
The Tax Loophole That Won’t Die
“What happens that finally awakens the world to this tax loophole and to the fact that the private equity world has been exploiting it? … There was a professor named Victor Fleischer, [current UCI professor of law], who had actually written an academic paper on it that started to get passed around Washington and elsewhere, where he really sort of walked through the dynamics of what was happening …. And once his paper started to circulate and we started to write about it in the newspapers, Congress woke up and said, oh, my.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 15, 2022 (Opinion)
Opinion: The Least Effective Minimum-Wage Hike
David Neumark, UCI Distinguished Professor of economics writes, “Raising the minimum wage so that employers must pay tipped workers more—when the minimum is only $2.13—is a great sound bite. But a higher tipped minimum wage will do little to help low-income families and even less than an ineffective general minimum-wage increase.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

Pharmacy Times, Aug. 16, 2022 (Video)
Expert: Pharmacies Serving as Extenders for Opioid Treatment Programs May Help Significantly Decrease Deaths From Opioid Use Disorder
Pharmacy Times interviewed Jonathan Watanabe, PharmD, MS, PhD, BCGP, professor of clinical pharmacy and associate dean of assessment and quality at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, on more effective approaches to treating opioid use disorder following the increase in opioid overdose deaths in 2021.

Yahoo News (KTLA5), Aug. 12, 2022 (Video)
California college student goes viral for graduation ceremony on bus
Jaylen Davis has balanced his University of California, Irvine studies and driving a bus for years. So when graduation rolled around, he decided to celebrate (with the school’s permission) atop a bus. … “If you have a goal and you actually achieve that goal, celebrate it,” Davis said.

Healthline, Aug. 10, 2022
90% of People Who Lose Sense of Smell or Taste from COVID-19 Regain It Within 2 Years
“The changes to smell and taste associated with COVID-19 infection and long COVID include complete loss of smell and/or taste, decreased smell and/or taste, and changes to smell and/or taste,” explained Dr. Vanessa Wu, at the UCI Health COVID-19 Recovery Service. … Regarding smell, the primary thinking is that the infection impacts cells in the nasal lining. “Local inflammation occurs in response to the infection, which disrupts the ability of those cells to make and/or display smell receptors inside the nose,” revealed Wu. “The cells that support the health and function of olfactory (smell) nerve cells may also be impacted.”

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